College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Cold weather is a benefit to corn still in the fields

An Iowa State University grain quality specialist, Charles Hurburgh says some growers are choosing to leave corn in the fields because the kernels’ moisture content is too high for safe storage.

Apply now for CBE’s 2020 BioMaP undergrad research program

The application period for the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) 2020 BioMaP REU program is now open. To apply, click here. The department is set to share its expertise with undergraduate researchers from around the U.S. once again in the summer of 2020. The program (Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates) …Continue reading “Apply now for CBE’s 2020 BioMaP undergrad research program”

MSE’s Tan lends TEM expertise to PRL paper, search for new green materials

Xioli Tan is the worldwide expert on in a technique called in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM), used to examine crystal structure dynamics. Tan lent his TEM expertise to a recent paper in Physical Review Letters on the atomic understanding of a type of perovskite antiferroelectic material.

Generating power and leadership

Armed with a fresh bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, Cynthia Lord headed east, joining Consolidated Edison of New York as a rotational engineer, where she worked with aspects of engineering and operations as well as marketing and finance. An early internship with Iowa Power and Light piqued her interest in the electric generation industry, …Continue reading “Generating power and leadership”

Gene Haas Foundation Manufacturing Scholarship awarded to ISU ABE

Students studying industrial technology (ITec) will benefit from a brand new scholarship opportunity recently awarded on campus. ITec students taking Technology Systems Management 240: Introduction to Manufacturing Processes for Metals received the Gene Haas Foundation Manufacturing Scholarship in the amount of $15,000 on Thursday, Nov. 21 during an afternoon laboratory session. Hope Riska and Brent …Continue reading “Gene Haas Foundation Manufacturing Scholarship awarded to ISU ABE”

Sukup Manufacturing Co. announces leadership succession

Charles E. Sukup, President of Sukup Manufacturing Co., is pleased to announce that on February 1, 2020, and after 25 years, he will transition from Chair, President and CEO to Chairman of the Board. His brother, Steve Sukup, who has been CFO and Vice President will become President and CEO. Although Charles, will no longer be involved in day-to-day operations, he looks forward to being an ambassador for Sukup Manufacturing Co. and supporting its growth and success in sales and product innovation.

IE alum endows two faculty positions with emphasis on sustainable manufacturing

John B. Slater, a 1943 graduate of Iowa State University’s industrial engineering program, has endowed two faculty positions, both of which have an emphasis on sustainable manufacturing. Matt Frank, professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE), will hold the John B. Slater Professorship in Sustainable Design & Manufacturing, while Jo Min, associate professor of …Continue reading “IE alum endows two faculty positions with emphasis on sustainable manufacturing”

Dean of engineering message regarding campus climate

President Wendy Wintersteen recently sent two letters to the campus community condemning racist acts at Iowa State University. A forum was held on Nov.7 with Students Against Racism in which the ISU leadership team outlined 10 actions to help address the campus climate. I want you to know I am strongly supportive of these actions and expect our students, faculty and staff to join me in also condemning racism, white supremacy, anti-Semitism and xenophobia.