Author: Alex Rausch

IE student presents research at Undergraduate Research Symposium

Sullivan Stewart, sophomore in industrial engineering, was one of the students picked by his professor to present his research at the eighth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at the Memorial Union on April 15. Stewart’s research centered on finding a repeatable process to create “tissue engineered scaffolds” that would allow cartilage to grow outside of the … Continue reading IE student presents research at Undergraduate Research Symposium

Laabs receives award in IIE Conference paper competition

Industrial engineering graduate student Heidi Laabs received second place in the Rapid City Regional IIE Conference Paper Competition. Laabs submitted a technical paper about a class project and presented her work to judges at the conference. Papers entered in the competition were judged based on their depth and originality of subject, written excellence, and excellence of oral presentation.

IMSE graduate program ranks in top third of schools

The Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering ranks No. 25 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, and among public institutions is ranked 16th overall.  This is a big jump up from last year’s rankings, which were 31st nationally and 24th among public institutions. These rankings reflect the department’s … Continue reading IMSE graduate program ranks in top third of schools

ME graduate program on the rise in rankings

The mechanical engineering graduate program at Iowa State moved up in the rankings to No. 36 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, and among public institutions is ranked 21st overall. In 2013, the program was ranked 44th overall and 24th among public institutions. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is … Continue reading ME graduate program on the rise in rankings

IE students featured in College of Engineering holiday video

The ISU College of Engineering made a heartwarming holiday video that features some industrial engineering students. Ethan Osborn, Danielle Brucker, Zach Amenda, and Rebecca Flicher talk about holiday traditions in the video. Click on the image below to view the video.

IIE student chapter wins Gold Award

IMSE’s student chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) received the 2013 Gold Award for chapter excellence. The Gold Award is the highest student chapter award given by IIE recognizing chapter improvements, progress, and overall achievements. The ISU chapter is one of 64 school chapters receiving the distinction this year. The ISU IIE student chapter … Continue reading IIE student chapter wins Gold Award

New masters program in engineering management now available

A new online degree program, Master of Engineering in Engineering Management, is now available through Engineering-LAS Online Learning. Increasingly, employers seek engineers who can work and lead in a multi-disciplinary environment, and who are able to solve both technical and business problems by applying a systems approach. The ISU Master of Engineering in Engineering Management Program … Continue reading New masters program in engineering management now available

Potter helps develop LEGO building contest for kids at Bremer County fair

Leslie Potter, senior lecturer of industrial engineering, along with her sons Jack, Sam, and Will, developed the LEGO Mystery Machine building competition, designed to teach kids engineering skills and principles while having fun. Approximately 20 teams of kids ages 5 to 13 participated this year at the 4-H Building at the Bremer County fair. Read … Continue reading Potter helps develop LEGO building contest for kids at Bremer County fair

Gilbert joins with Vet Med researcher to create detailed 3-D digital diagrams of animal CT scans for surgical training

An anatomy expert at Iowa State University is developing digital tools that could help surgical students gain nearly lifelike experience with a scalpel without having to cut into cadavers or living subjects. Diana Peterson, an assistant professor of biomedical sciences in ISU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has high hopes for a project that could lead to realistic surgical … Continue reading Gilbert joins with Vet Med researcher to create detailed 3-D digital diagrams of animal CT scans for surgical training

DNR’s Pollution Prevention Intern Program profiles ME students’ internships

Eight ME students participated in nine internships that were part of the Department of Natural Resources’ Pollution Prevention Intern Program during 2011-2012. Case summaries of their experiences from the internships are below. John Donahoe Eagle Window and Door, Dubuque Wesley Hutter Golden Crisp Premium Foods, Inc., Sioux Center Lisa Garrett Grinnell College, Grinnell Cody Burbach … Continue reading DNR’s Pollution Prevention Intern Program profiles ME students’ internships

DNR’s Pollution Prevention Intern Program profiles IMSE student’s internships

Chelsea Tomek, while finishing her bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and environmental studies, participated in two internships that have been profiled by the Department of Natural Resources as part of the Pollution Prevention Intern Program in 2012. Chelsea worked at ConAgra Foods in Council Bluffs and Kum & Go in West Des Moines.  Read about … Continue reading DNR’s Pollution Prevention Intern Program profiles IMSE student’s internships

Team PrISUm launches big comeback; finishes third in close Formula Sun Grand Prix

Team PrISUm turned a race-high 78 laps on Saturday, nearly storming back for the Formula Sun Grand Prix title. But the comeback effort fell two laps short. Over three days of racing, Iowa State’s solar car team completed 191 laps of the 3.4-mile F1 race track in Austin, Texas. Race-winner Oregon State completed 193 laps and second-place Illinois … Continue reading Team PrISUm launches big comeback; finishes third in close Formula Sun Grand Prix

Potter receives Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research award

Leslie Potter, senior lecturer in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, is part of a project that received an award from the Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research program created by President Steven Leath. The project, called “The Language of Writing in STEM Disciplines”, was awarded a proof-of-concept grant for up to $100,000 for one year. Carol A. Chapelle … Continue reading Potter receives Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research award