College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

ME student nominated for student employee award

Josh Delarm, senior in mechanical engineering, has spent his time at Iowa State combining leadership skills with engineering knowledge, which resulted in his recent nomination for ISU Student Employee of the Year. Delarm began working as a Resource Hub tech in the Make to Innovate (M2I) lab approximately two and a half years ago. M2I …Continue reading “ME student nominated for student employee award”

Emerson/Fisher lab dedicated

One of the labs in Black Engineering is home to two new prototype lab skids, donated by Emerson Process Management’s Fisher. In honor of the donation, the lab was dedicated as the Emerson/Fisher Laboratory on April 21. “Our students will greatly benefit from the donation of these lab skids from Emerson/Fisher,” said Caroline Hayes, chair …Continue reading “Emerson/Fisher lab dedicated”

First-place finish at ERN conference caps off a busy four years for ME senior

Alex Avendano, senior in mechanical engineering, recently earned first place for his poster presentation at the national Emerging Research Network (ERN) conference in Washington, D.C. Avendano’s presentation about his McNair research project was selected as first from about 40 others in the Materials Science category. After attending the conference for the past three years, Avendano …Continue reading “First-place finish at ERN conference caps off a busy four years for ME senior”

Zhang named SPIE fellow

Song Zhang, William and Virginia Binger Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, was elected a 2014 fellow of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, promotes members as new fellows of the society to honor them for their technical achievements, for their service to the general optics community, and to …Continue reading “Zhang named SPIE fellow”

Graduate student’s research brings forensics and engineering together

One Iowa State student’s research took her to Albuquerque, New Mexico to present at the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners annual training seminar. Laura Ekstrand, graduate assistant in mechanical engineering, has been conducting research with Iowa State faculty and the Ames Laboratory to explore new opportunities in forensics technology. Ekstrand’s research focuses on …Continue reading “Graduate student’s research brings forensics and engineering together”

Joe Crawford, ME alumnus and professor emeritus, passes away

Joe Crawford, an Ames resident and former professor of mechanical engineering, died September 28 at Northcrest Community in Ames at age 92. Crawford was born August 30, 1921 in Otis, Colo. to Charles W. and Elinor (Neel) Crawford. After growing up in Cedar Rapids and attending Washington High School, Joe served as an Army mechanic …Continue reading “Joe Crawford, ME alumnus and professor emeritus, passes away”

Iowa State Baja team takes 2nd place at UW-Stout

Iowa State’s Baja SAE team took their cars and crew to the University of Wisconsin-Stout on October 26 for Backwoods Baja. The ISU students raced alongside teams from more than 20 other schools, ultimately finishing in second place overall. A non-sanctioned SAE event, this year’s Backwoods Baja consisted of two overall endurance races, as well …Continue reading “Iowa State Baja team takes 2nd place at UW-Stout”