Grow professionally at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Educational experience at Iowa State provides for growth in technical and soft skills for young engineers “Classes do a very good job of teaching you the technical skills that you need to have as a student.” That’s Chris Levandowski, a master’s student studying structural engineering. And while he understands the seriousness of classes, Levandowski knows … Continue reading Grow professionally at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

ABE graduate student Sserunjogi on ISU winning team at Worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge

ABE graduate student Mike Sserunjogi was part of a team of three ISU students who won the worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge based upon their proposal to increase the shelf life of cassava in Africa, where this staple food typically rots within three days of the original harvest. From the story: “The competition helped me understand my … Continue reading ABE graduate student Sserunjogi on ISU winning team at Worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge

IMSE students and faculty receive IISE awards

Two industrial engineering graduate students were recently awarded fellowships from their field’s largest professional society. Enrique Alameda, a MS student in IE, and Srikanthan Ramesh, a PhD student in IE, were awarded the Gilbreth Memorial Fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). The fellowship includes a $3000 stipend … Continue reading IMSE students and faculty receive IISE awards

Iowa State’s Women in Science and Engineering program receives national Engineering Initiative Award

Iowa State’s Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) was awarded the 2018 Women in Engineering Initiative Award by the Women in Engineering ProActive Network. A single university is selected from a competitive pool for this prestigious award. WiSE was recognized for “being a model for women in engineering programs across the nation.” The … Continue reading Iowa State’s Women in Science and Engineering program receives national Engineering Initiative Award

CBE adviser Janessa Boley awarded by national association

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering academic adviser Janessa Boley was recently presented with the Excellence in Advising — New Advisor award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Global Community for Academic Advising. It was presented at the group’s Region 6 conference in Minneapolis. The Outstanding New Advisor Award is presented annually to individuals … Continue reading CBE adviser Janessa Boley awarded by national association

Endless opportunities at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Graduate student finds abundant interdisciplinary research opportunities at ISU Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department (ISU CCEE) Sajed Sadati had three top considerations when he was looking for a graduate school: his topic of study, his advisers, and the college from which he would earn his degree. He found all three at Iowa State, and … Continue reading Endless opportunities at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

ECpE faculty and team awarded the McGee-Wagner Interdisciplinary Research Fund

Iowa State University faculty recently won an award for their research in developing tests and assessments to help patients with blood disorders and bleeding risks. Xuefeng Wang from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dana Levine from Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Long Que from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering were the recipients of … Continue reading ECpE faculty and team awarded the McGee-Wagner Interdisciplinary Research Fund

Cyclone Space Mining launches new concept for NASA’s Robotic Mining Competition

This story is courtesy of the ISU News Service.  AMES, Iowa – It’s a brand new mission for the student-engineers of Cyclone Space Mining. Instead of going after the dusty, gritty top layer of simulated Martian soil in a NASA arena, the space miners need their robot to dig deeper and harvest chunks of buried … Continue reading Cyclone Space Mining launches new concept for NASA’s Robotic Mining Competition

Two cool: a pair of patents filed on breakthrough materials for next-gen refrigerators

Scientists at the research consortium CaloriCool® are closer than ever to the materials needed for a new type of refrigeration technology that is markedly more energy efficient than current gas compression systems. Currently, residential and commercial cooling consumes about one out of every five kilowatt-hours of electricity generated in the U.S., but a caloric refrigeration system … Continue reading Two cool: a pair of patents filed on breakthrough materials for next-gen refrigerators

New Applied Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation Course – TSM 449X/549X

David Eisenmann, associate scientist in the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, was selected to receive the 2018 American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Faculty Grant Award for the development of a new course in Applied Nondestructive Testing/Evaluation – a Technology Systems Management (TSM) course currently offered as TSM 493C/593C, Workshop in Technology: Manufacturing. The new course … Continue reading New Applied Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation Course – TSM 449X/549X