Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, recently received an Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER), funded by a partnership between the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. Jiang and his team will investigate methods of using CRISPR-Cas9, a sequence of DNA that is able to cut DNA strands to make edits, to create varieties in crops.
A new film about seeds that takes viewers across the globe and onto Iowa farms will make its debut this weekend. The film, helmed by the director of the ISU Seed Science Center, is meant for a wide audience and captures the science and beauty of seeds.
Digital Women: Innovating limitless magic makers As a woman in engineering, it can be easy to feel like an outcast — especially when there aren’t many other women around. About 12 years ago, an organization called Digital Women was formed at Iowa State University, dedicated to building a community and a networking opportunity for … Continue reading Digital Women: Innovating limitless magic makers
M:2:I’s Design Build Fly (DBF) team is gearing up for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) design competition where they will demonstrate their originally made aircraft. Nearly 110 teams from around the world will compete in this annual student event. The DBF Contest Flyoff will be held April 11-14 in Tucson, Arizona. The … Continue reading M:2:I Design Build Fly team prepares for national competition
A Ram Kim, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, Benjamin Ahn, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, and Matthew Nelson, lecturer in aerospace engineering, received a 2019-2020 Miller Faculty Fellowship grant to develop innovative new approaches to undergraduate student learning.
Iowa State engineers are working with the Iowa Department of Transportation to test heated-pavement technology developed on campus. The test slabs at the Iowa DOT are smarter and more complex than the research group’s previous tests at the Des Moines International Airport. And so far, preliminary tests indicate the system works well – even in this winter’s subzero temperatures.
Marisa Mendoza has become the new graduate programs assistant in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. She will maintain the day to day operations of the graduate program, while ensuring that graduate students are on track for degree completion as well as work with transitioning incoming graduate students. She will also promote the department to prospective … Continue reading Marisa Mendoza joins Aerospace Engineering team as graduate assistant
Shan Jiang, assistant professor of material science and engineering, led a research group that created a novel Janus nanocrystal platform to control nanoparticle self-assembly. Janus particles are fundamental new materials, and Jiang’s discovery opens opportunities in different areas including energy, drug delivery, disease diagnosis and therapy. The results appear on the cover of the March issue of Nano Letters.
ECpE rankings on the rise: CprE, EE in top 25 among public programs Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) is passing exponential milestones. This year, ECpE’s computer engineering (CprE) program is placed as the 34th best in the nation, according to U.S. News 2019 Best Engineering Schools Rankings. This placing is … Continue reading ECpE rankings on the rise: CprE, EE in top 25 among public programs
A number of products you use in your home contain resins. Resins are materials that act as a glue between polymers, and polymers make up synthetic organic materials like plastics and fibers. Chris Williams, a professor in civil engineering, is working on a collaborative project that could replace resins with cleaner, more efficient biomaterials.
Q&A with Zack Schaaf (‘11 mech engr) Why did you choose Iowa State? I considered some schools out of the state, but for mechanical engineering, I knew Iowa State would be the perfect fit! Both my sister and brother graduated from Iowa State, so Iowa State is the family way! How did you get involved … Continue reading ME alum recalls time at ISU and shares advice for success
A number of products you use in your home contain resins. Resins are materials that act as a glue between polymers, and polymers make up synthetic organic materials like plastics and fibers. Chris Williams, a professor in civil engineering, is working on a collaborative project that could replace resins with cleaner, more efficient biomaterials. “It … Continue reading Clean and green
Aspiring to success: Software and sports Many students in college understand the struggle of balancing schoolwork, jobs, classes and extracurricular activities. Two students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, Bailey Righi and Samantha Williams, are strong athletes and juniors in software engineering, balancing track, softball, school and everything in … Continue reading Aspiring to success: Software and sports
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently selected Norman Friedrich, P.E., civil engineer, with the Iowa NRCS in West Union as the agency’s nominee for Federal Agency Engineer of the Year (FEYA). Friedrich was one of 32 finalists for the award which was announced Feb. 22 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.