Month: April 2020
ME faculty to receive top university awards
Engineering faculty and staff to receive top university awards
Nine Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff will be honored during Iowa State University’s annual awards ceremony in September.
Rene Chavez (SE ’21): “And Don’t Give Up”
For Rene Chavez, a first generation, Latino Software Engineering (SE) student at Iowa State University (ISU), finding one’s place at a primarily white institution like ISU has had its challenges. Even though he grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, he was largely surrounded by his own Latino community. “When I came to ISU to get …Continue reading “Rene Chavez (SE ’21): “And Don’t Give Up””
Cyclone Engineers receive National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship
The National Science Foundation awarded four Cyclone Engineers with their prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship.
Cyclone Engineer Tom Mansell receives prestigious NSF CAREER award
Tom Mansell, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award to create engineered probiotics that may be a new way to treat illnesses like obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
Dohgyu Hwang receives two awards for materials engineering research
Dohgyu Hwang, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in materials science and engineering, is the recipient of an Iowa State University Research Excellence Award and a Brown Fellowship.
Former engineering mechanics/aerospace engineering faculty member Rizzo passes away
Frank J. Rizzo Jr., a former faculty member in Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering and chair in engineering mechanics, has passed away at the age of 81. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Originally from Chicago, Rizzo received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering (1960), a …Continue reading “Former engineering mechanics/aerospace engineering faculty member Rizzo passes away”
An Emergency Response
McCormick Place in Cook County, Illinois, is being transformed from a massive convention center to an alternative care facility for treating low acute COVID-19 patients. Meet the #CycloneEngineer who is part of the team.
ISU robot still reports to work, even during a pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has shut down much of everyday life, but one researcher at Iowa State University continues to work uninterrupted in a laboratory for hours a day, painstakingly watering and measuring plants to study the effects of drought.
From refining to distilling: ME alums fulfill a vision
Century Farms Distillery in Spencer, Iowa was founded by Amanda and Ryan Bare in 2017. The Bares journey to starting a distillery can be traced back to their time as students in mechanical engineering (ME) at Iowa State.
Working healthy at home: Home office ergonomic tips
Work station ergonomics is key to supporting your health, comfort and productivity whether you’re working in your campus office…or your kitchen table. Cody Volkmann, occupational safety specialist, and Paul Hokanson, industrial hygienist, with Iowa State Environmental Health and Safety offer easy-to-implement ergonomic principles to practice in your remote workspace.
ECpE graduate student selected as Iowa State’s first-ever Boren Fellow
EPRC Student Scoop: Burhan Hyder prevents power grid crashes
EPRC Student Scoop: Burhan Hyder prevents power grid crashes In the ever-changing technological landscape society lives in today, it is hard to keep track of and understand all the new data. As technology changes, potential hackers have different opportunities to crash systems. Burhan Hyder, a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and …Continue reading “EPRC Student Scoop: Burhan Hyder prevents power grid crashes”
International MSE students share their Iowa State adventure
Millicent Hoback and Winnie Kiarie, two Iowa State materials science engineering (MSE) students, are both pursuing their degrees over 8,000 miles from home.