FSHN 653X, “Food and Agricultural Traceability,” combines three of Iowa State’s majors into one course where students learn about current issues and concepts of food and agricultural product traceability in the United States from production to consumption. The course includes aspects from agricultural and biosystems engineering, food, science and human nutrition and was in collaboration …Continue reading “Food and Agricultural Traceability? There’s a class for that.”
From fuel-efficient snowmobile engines to the electric motors in the Tesla Model Y, mechanical engineering student Katie Lyon has a passion for environmentally friendly vehicles. Lyon grew up in Burnsville, Minnesota and as a child loved playing with Legos, Lincoln Logs and other toys that allowed her to combine her creativity with her analytic skills. …Continue reading “Driven by a passion to engineer vehicles of the future”
Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering added four new members to its faculty this semester. Tom Foldes, associate teaching professor, Katie Madson, assistant professor, Jonathan Wood, assistant professor, and Onur Avci, research assistant professor joined the department in August. To be entering the field of research and teaching during a time …Continue reading “Four new faculty joined CCEE department”
A new study shows how two responses in separate locations inside plant cells work in concert to help corn plants respond to heat stress. The research was made possible by the Enviratron, an innovative plant sciences facility at Iowa State University that utilizes a robotic rover and highly controlled growth chambers. The Enivratron’s plant measuring robots were developed by ABE’s Lie Tang.
A strong foundation at Iowa State University has helped to set up a mechanical engineering alum for success at his next adventure as a researcher at Northwestern University. Bowei Zhang grew up in Jingshan, a city in central China. He attended Wuhan University of Science and Technology where he graduated with an undergraduate degree in …Continue reading “Big research advancements at the nano-scale”
Patience has paid off for one mechanical engineering student, as he recently published a research paper nearly a year after completing a research internship at a national lab. Xian Yeow Lee, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering (ME), spent three months during the summer of 2019 as a research intern at the Lawrence Livermore National …Continue reading “Summer research internship leads to journal paper for ME student”
Longtime industrial engineering chair Joseph Walkup (1942-1973) always said, “Engineers can do anything.” For industrial engineering alum Kim Ditter, that “anything” happened to be a career in marketing. Ditter grew up in Mason City, Iowa, and because of her strengths in math, her mother encouraged her to pursue a technical field. Ditter was exposed to …Continue reading “Engineering a career in marketing”
Five Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) faculty members have received promotions effective with the commencement of fall semester. Laura Jarboe has been promoted to the rank of professor. She joined the CBE faculty as an assistant professor in 2008. She is a member of the Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC) and her research …Continue reading “Five CBE faculty members receive promotions”
Each new semester at Iowa State University (ISU) brings a lot of new faces to campus. With the start of the fall 2020 semester, one of those faces is Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Assistant Professor Houqiang Fu. Fu is originally from Central China. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in materials physics from …Continue reading “New Faculty Spotlight: Houqiang Fu”
New research led by Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, shows that the nanoparticles could be the key to more environmentally friendly paints and coatings. The results were published in the August issue of Materials Horizons.