Julie Rursch, lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, is one of many inspiring women at Iowa State. Rursch and 71 other selected women at ISU are a part of Cardinal Women, a university group specifically for women focusing on leadership development in both personal and professional settings. Cardinal …Continue reading “ECpE’s Cardinal Woman: Julie Rursch”
Danielle Munsch graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural systems technology in May 2016. What she likes most about her career? “I enjoy the diversity of projects and working with different departments daily. I am constantly learning new applications and administrative techniques to improve processes.”
At the 57thAnnual Quad City Engineering & Science Council (QCESC) Banquet on Thursday, February 21, the 10-year partnership between the QCESC, Putnam Museum and ISU College of Engineering Community Outreach was recognized for the Engineering Kids Camps that take place each July. Members of QCESC who work for John Deere donated funds from the John …Continue reading “John Deere employees donate funds for QCESC summer camps”
Raised on a farm in Monona County in western Iowa, Larry Buss earned a degree in ag engineering from Iowa State University. Before graduating in 1968, he worked three summers for the Soil Conservation Service in Sioux City. After graduation, he worked for the U.S. Navy in California for two years as an engineer, and then took a job with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha, Neb. All of this enabled Larry to “come home.”
Mechanical engineering’s Soumik Sarkar is among three Iowa State University Cyclone Engineers selected for the 2019 National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). CAREER awards are the NSF’s most prestigious awards given to early-career faculty. The program aims to build a firm foundation for leadership in integrating research and education. Soumik Sarkar associate …Continue reading “2019 NSF CAREER Award Winners: Soumik Sarkar”
Three Iowa State University Cyclone Engineers have been selected for 2019 National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). CAREER awards are the NSF’s most prestigious awards given to early-career faculty. The program aims to build a firm foundation for leadership in integrating research and education. Leifur Leifsson, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, Matthew Panthani, assistant professor chemical and biological engineering, and Soumik Sarkar, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, join 11 other active CAREER awards in the College of Engineering.
Cyclone Engineering undergraduates will present research posters at the Iowa Statehouse at the 14th annual Research in the Capitol event on April 1. Research in the Capitol highlights the important research being conducted by undergraduate students across the state. Students will interact with elected officials, university administrators and news media, discussing the impact their research could have on Iowa, the nation and the world.
Ben Crawford (B.S. 2006 ag and biosystems, M.S. 2009) environmental services director for Prestage Farms of Iowa, is featured in a new video (linked below) about Iowa pork producers’ cooperation with researchers to plant and survey monarch habitat plots on their land.
Nicola Bowler, professor of materials science and engineering (MSE) at Iowa State University, has an interesting backstory. She is a female faculty member in engineering, a field which has historically been represented by men and still sees males play the majority role (nationally, on average, only 16.9 percent of tenure/tenure-track faculty in U.S. colleges of engineering are women). She also …Continue reading “Bowler promotes inclusion in her roles as MSE professor and Episcopal deacon”