Started in 2019, Graduates for Advancing Professional Skills (GAPS) is an opportunity for graduate students to close the gap between academic research skills and what their future employer expects. It was born from Jiang’s desire to better equip students with real-world soft skills.
For the Fall 2022 semester, four graduate students in the Department of Aerospace Engineering have been honored with Teaching Excellence (TEX) and Research Excellence (REX) Awards from Iowa State University’s graduate college. The awards are presented to graduate students who demonstrate excellence in their scientific research or their teaching performance.
Department of Aerospace Engineering Vance and Arlene Coffman Endowed Department Chair Alric Rothmayer has announced his retirement from Iowa State University effective the end of the spring 2023 semester. A search for a replacement will begin in the near future. Professor Partha Sarkar will serve as interim chair.
Department of Aerospace Engineering assistant professor Ping He has been named a Michael and Denise Mack 2050 Challenge Scholar. The program was established to support the Iowa State University College of Engineering’s 2050 vision. It supports one junior faculty member with fellowship funding.
Computer engineering senior Kalli Lawson spent her summer in Austin, Texas, interning with Meta Platforms, Inc. – the tech giant behind media technologies like Facebook and Instagram.
Iowa State University’s College of Engineering is introducing a bachelor of science degree program in biomedical engineering.
The biomedical engineering program will be a hands-on educational experience in understanding, designing and manufacturing innovations to improve health. Majoring in biomedical engineering can also prepare students for medical school or other advanced studies.
There will be a panel discussion on Atanasoff. Panel presenters include Dr. Ashfaq Khokar, chair of electrical and computer engineering at Iowa State University; Mark Ridolfi, managing editor of the North Scott Press, who interviewed Atanasoff; and Shawn Beattie, manager of educational technology at the college.
Creativity is an essential element for anyone wanting to become a successful engineer.
A new Iowa State University research project will explore how to grow crops and keep bees amid solar panels. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, most of the research will be conducted a few miles south of Ames, where Alliant Energy plans to begin construction in April on a 1.35 megawatt solar farm.
Cyclone Engineering’s Wind Energy team is on their way to compete in Phase 2 of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2023 Collegiate Wind Competition. The Iowa State student group was selected as one of the 13 teams to compete in designing and building a prototype wind turbine, designing an offshore wind farm and presenting about wind energy careers and outreach.
The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Thomas (Tom) Wheelock, University Professor Emeritus, who died February 3 at the age of 97.
“After what has been done, there are a lot of ecosystems that we can’t get back naturally – so what are our alternatives? What can we engineer to replace the missing parts of an ecosystem that it really needs to thrive?”
Katie Wyatt and Moriah Conner, both seniors in Industrial Engineering, earned a second place finish among hundreds of international student competitors for their project simulating operating efficiency at a soccer stadium.
Shanna Fellows, junior in civil engineering, wants people all around Iowa and the United States to know that it’s not too late to reduce the impacts of climate change.
Iowa State’s Xianglan Bai is leading two, $2-million-plus projects that will study and develop new ways to break down waste plastics and convert them to useful materials. The U.S. Department of Energy is supporting both projects.