College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Belle Finney: Cutting-edge opportunities at a national lab 

Belle Finney

Belle Finney is a MSE graduate student who came from Fort Hayes University to Iowa State because of her interest in metallurgy and the great research opportunities available.

“I originally got my bachelor’s degree in chemistry. Over time, I became more interested in metals and materials science rather than the more organic/bio side of chemistry. I chose Iowa State due to the opportunities with Ames National Lab and the metallurgy faculty. 

It was nice coming from a smaller college to a department in a larger university that still maintains the support and communication of a smaller college. Working with Iver Anderson has been great; he is responsive no matter how busy he is and is always helpful when solving problems and finding solutions.”