Four graduate students in the Department of Aerospace Engineering have been honored for their work with Teaching Excellence and Research Excellence Awards from Iowa State University’s Graduate College. The awards are presented each fall and spring semester to graduate students who demonstrate excellence in their scientific research or their performance in teaching.
Eric Henning and Lirong Xiang have each earned awards for their outstanding accomplishments in earning their degrees.
Known as ‘forever chemicals,’ per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), are compounds that impact our lives daily. Waterproof, durable, and long-lasting, PFAS are commonly used to repel water and grease. The chemicals are found in Teflon™-coated pans, fast food wrappers, and even in the firefighting industry.
Joe Charbonnet holds a sample of concentrated fire-fighting foam. This foam includes many PFAS, likely including undiscovered compounds in need of confident identification.
In the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, research can range from power machinery, to occupational safety, to piglet research and other research in between. For four seniors in the department: Austin Marshek, Max Lindgren, Logan Heims and Hunter Frerichs, their research for their senior capstone project combines many of these elements – livestock, machinery and safety.
Iowa State’s own astronaut-in-residence, who made a name for himself orbiting the Earth, is now launching a new chapter on the terra firma of his native Nebraska.
Clayton Anderson, professor of practice in ISU’s Department of Aerospace Engineering, has become the President and CEO of the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum in Ashland, Nebraska.
Hamidreza Zobeiri, Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering, is the winner of the 2022 Zaffarano Prize for Graduate Student Research. Each spring semester, the Graduate College gives this honor to a graduate student with superior publishable research.
Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Hershel B. Whitney Professor, Global Initiatives Rodney Fox has been selected for the 2022-23 Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair Award.
For Ellen Franzenburg, ISU ABE 2013 graduate, her career path all boiled down to one main passion: global agriculture.
Caroline Hayes, chair of the mechanical engineering (ME) department, has been reappointed to another five-year term. Her new appointment begins July 1 and runs through June 30, 2027.
For more than two decades, Beth Duyvejonck, 1997 Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) graduate, has focused passionately on building a better future for women in the construction industry.
Students in I E 348: Solidification Processes had some fun as they ended the semester with a Design-Cut-Weld project.
This year, seniors Dean Woodwell, Collin Jones and Colin Kyhl built their capstone project for the Cyclone Power Pullers, an engineering club on campus designing a tractor for the ASABE International Quarter Scale Competition.
Congratulations to the spring 2022 Cyclone Engineering student marshal and outstanding seniors.
Joyce Lai, electrical engineering, is the spring 2022 student marshal, representing the College of Engineering at university commencement.
Robert Kaman is the spring 2022 outstanding senior in materials engineering