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Boeing, Iowa State representatives meet to discuss current, future connections

The Department of Aerospace Engineering recently hosted representatives from Boeing and Iowa State University to explore connections between Boeing and aerospace, electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering at the university in the areas of space and autonomous systems. The visit – which included meetings, facility tours, an overview of the NASA-sponsored Iowa Space Grant …Continue reading “Boeing, Iowa State representatives meet to discuss current, future connections”

All systems “go” for 2018 Spaceflight Operations Workshop

Thinking and acting like an astronaut will soon become daily life for a group of undergraduate students who are about to embark on an unforgettable journey with the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s 2018 Spaceflight Operations Workshop. The program, in its fifth year, will run from August 3-13, and will immerse participants in a series of …Continue reading “All systems “go” for 2018 Spaceflight Operations Workshop”

ME alum Pithan elected to ISU Alumni Association Board of Directors

AMES – Larry C. Pithan of Andalusia, Ill., a 1973 Iowa State University graduate in mechanical engineering who is the retired CEO at IMEG Corporation in Rock Island, Ill., has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Iowa State University Alumni Association. His term will expire in 2022. The role of the ISU …Continue reading “ME alum Pithan elected to ISU Alumni Association Board of Directors”

ME alum Wittrock elected to ISU Alumni Association Board of Directors

AMES – Eric Wittrock of Urbandale, Iowa, a 1992 Iowa State University graduate in mechanical engineering who is current director of business development for GMT Corporation of Waverly, Iowa, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Iowa State University Alumni Association. His term will expire in 2022. The role of the ISU …Continue reading “ME alum Wittrock elected to ISU Alumni Association Board of Directors”

ME professor emeritus publishes book on investing

After a career in the field of mechanical engineering that spanned more than half a century, a former professor has switched his focus to financial investing. Shyam Bahadur, a university professor emeritus, recently published a book that he hopes will educate people to build wealth through investments. The 254-page book, Guide to Investing in Stocks, Bonds, …Continue reading “ME professor emeritus publishes book on investing”

Nine high-potential projects launched by Exploratory Research Program

Nine new early-stage, high-potential research projects are underway with support from Iowa State College of Engineering’s Exploratory Research Program. The program provides funding to faculty for novel ideas for new research efforts. Recent projects funded by the ERP program are: Ian Schneider, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, “Topographical Control of Local Stiffness to …Continue reading “Nine high-potential projects launched by Exploratory Research Program”

ME alum Joshi receieves distinguished professional award

A mechanical engineering alum was recently recognized by the world’s largest petroleum engineering professional society. Sadanand D. Joshi (PhDME’78) is the 2018 recipient of the Society of Petroleum Engineering‘s (SPE) John Franklin Carll Award for distinguished professionals. As a doctoral student at Iowa State, Joshi studied under longtime ME Professor Art Bergles. After completing his PhD …Continue reading “ME alum Joshi receieves distinguished professional award”

Somani named Distinguished Alumnus of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

Arun Somani, associate dean for research, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Philip and Virginia Sproul Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been selected as a recipient of a 2018 Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani) Distinguished Alumnus Award for his outstanding contributions in academia and research.

CBE’s Oviedo, Spain summer lab wraps up with valuable experience, memories

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab Program hosted eight Iowa State undergraduates this summer, joined by students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the annual joint program. The program uses the facilities and educators of the University of Oviedo. The intensive course work serves up a unit operations lecture and …Continue reading “CBE’s Oviedo, Spain summer lab wraps up with valuable experience, memories”

PrISUm at ASC ’18: Jake Aunan

This is part of a series featuring students from Team PrISUm who are competing in the 2018 Formula Sun Grand Prix (July 10-12) and American Solar Challenge (July 14-22). This year’s race follows portions of the Oregon Trail, beginning in Omaha, Nebraska and finishing in Bend, Oregon. For updates throughout the race follow PrISUm on …Continue reading “PrISUm at ASC ’18: Jake Aunan”

Iowa State’s I-Corps Program holds up Alipour as success story

From Iowa State University’s Office of the Vice President for Research article, “Iowa State’s I-Corps Program seeks applicants for fall 2018 cohort.” When dark, ominous clouds roll through the sky, most people suspect a storm is brewing and shrug it off. Alice Alipour, on the other hand, thinks about how storm-induced winds might force traffic …Continue reading “Iowa State’s I-Corps Program holds up Alipour as success story”

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