You can help Department of Aerospace Engineering undergraduates be part of an important annual education and potential employment event. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is a national professional organization that connects students, faculty and professionals to the aerospace industry, and maintains an active chapter at Iowa State University. One of the group’s …Continue reading “Aerospace Engineering student group seeks funds for annual trip”
Dr. Nobuyuki Fujisawa, who has devoted significant research to a disastrous pipeline break at a Japanese nuclear power facility, will speak on the subject as a Department of Aerospace Engineering seminar guest. Fujisawa, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Niigata University, Japan, will present “Pipeline Break Mechanism in Mihama Power Plant Caused …Continue reading “AerE seminar guest to discuss pipeline break at Japanese power plant”
Materials science and engineering Ph.D. student Trishelle Copeland-Johnson launched her research career with internships at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, located right here on the Iowa State campus, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Now, Copeland-Johnson works at Brookhaven Lab to improve materials used to prevent potential disasters at nuclear reactors.
Charles Hurburgh, a professor in the agricultural and biosystems engineering department, was recently awarded the Stanley Watson Award. Established in 2001, the Stanley Watson Award is named in honor of an early corn wet-milling pioneer who started his research at the United States Department of Agricultural (USDA) during the early 1940s. The award will be …Continue reading “ABE professor wins award for contributions to grain processing”
One of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering’s (IMSE) newest faculty members has brought her statistical expertise with her to Ames. Qing Li joined the IMSE faculty as an assistant professor in fall 2018. Prior to coming to Iowa State, she served as a visiting assistant professor of statistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Li holds …Continue reading “IMSE’s Li brings statistical focus to the department”
One of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering’s (IMSE) newest faculty members has brought his expertise in operations research with him to Ames. Danial Davarnia joined the IMSE faculty as an assistant professor in fall 2018 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering …Continue reading “IMSE’s Davarnia brings his focus on operations research to Iowa State”
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) emeritus professor James C. (Jim) Hill will be recognized for his contributions to the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society at its annual convention October 12 in Denver. Hill has been named the 2018 McDonald Mentor. The award celebrates excellence in mentoring and advising among Tau Beta Pi …Continue reading “CBE professor emeritus Hill to be honored by Tau Beta Pi”
An interdisciplinary research team at Iowa State University, including professor of mechanical engineering Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, turned to crowdsourcing to help them design a machine-learning algorithm that could speed up the process of breeding new crop varieties with desirable traits. The recently published research focuses on identifying tassels in images of corn plants, but the work could have implications for other crops as well.
Cyclone Engineers are part of a $5 million, five-year U.S. Department of Agriculture project to develop new data-driven irrigation systems that the encourage use of alternatives to fresh water while protecting crop health.
Sara Weyer, junior in agricultural engineering, (second from right) has been elected secretary of the ASABE International Preprofessional Community, the undergraduate division of the professional organization for agricultural and biosystems engineers.
Iowa State University agricultural and biosystems engineering faculty and students received numerous national awards at the 2018 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) International Meeting in Detroit.
Tau Beta Pi (TBP), the engineering honor society, has named recent Iowa State University graduate Amy Kurr as a Laureate in the association’s annual program to recognize gifted engineering students who have excelled in areas beyond their technical majors. Kurr, a 2018 alumna of ISU’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is one of only …Continue reading “Iowa State MSE alum named 2018 Laureate of Tau Beta Pi”