An Iowa State mechanical engineering alum has been named general manager of an Iowa utility company. The Cedar Falls Utilities Board of Trustees selected Steve Bernard (BSME’85) as the company’s next general manager during their June meeting. The Cedar Falls-native will take over the post on January 1, 2018, replacing Jim Krieg who has served …Continue reading “ME alum named general manager of Cedar Falls Utilities”
Cyclone Racing’s Formula Team took a fourth place overall finish at the Formula SAE Lincoln race last week in Lincoln, Neb. The Iowa State team competed against 77 other registered teams and finished just 3.1 (out of a total 1000) points behind the third-place team. Iowa State’s team also finished 4th in Endurance, 6th in …Continue reading “Cyclone Racing takes 4th place overall at FSAE Lincoln”
Mechanical engineering sophomore Chase Allen was recently featured in an article published by his hometown newspaper, the Springfield News-Leader. In the article, Allen – a 6-foot-6, 230-pound tight end – discusses a rash of illnesses and injuries that hampered his freshman season and forced him to redshirt. He also discusses his ME studies, where he …Continue reading “Cyclone tight end discusses ME studies in hometown newspaper article”
Robert Brown, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and director of the Bioeconomy Institute, are part of a “New Carbon Economy” consortium launched by the Center for Carbon Removal in partnership with several research institutions. The initiative has the goal of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and converting it into valuable products and services.
College of Engineering Dean Sarah Rajala has named Christina Bloebaum, Dennis and Rebecca Muilenburg Professor of Aerospace Engineering, interim chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering. Bloebaum will succeed Rich Wlezien on August 1, 2017. Wlezien accepted a position as Vice Provost and Dean of Engineering and Computing at Missouri S&T. Bloebaum, who has been …Continue reading “Christina Bloebaum named interim chair of AerE”
Nineteen incoming freshman engineering students got a taste of chemical engineering with the College of Engineering APEXE program. The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) was the first stop in a summer of department tours, industry visits, classroom activities and more for the recent high school graduates, many of whom and undeclared engineering majors. The …Continue reading “APEX engineering students kick off department visits in CBE”
Calm and muggy days are particularly troublesome for feedlot cattle, says Shawn Shouse, Extension ag engineer with Iowa State University. Many feedlots are without shade, leaving cattle to sometimes bake in the summer sun. Some feedlots offer natural or manmade shade, and Shouse says adding even the smallest bit of shade can make a difference.