Hannah Bygd: Using materials to advance immunology

Graduate student combines interests in materials science and biochemistry Driven by her diverse educational background, graduate student Hannah Bygd is using her well-rounded knowledge to make a big impact on the medical field. Bygd, a graduate student at Iowa State studying materials science, is looking at macrophage reprogramming. She and Kaitlin Bratlie, an assistant professor … Continue reading Hannah Bygd: Using materials to advance immunology

Iowa State students, alumni chosen for National Science Foundation fellowships

Four students who have spent time in Iowa State’s engineering programs have been selected for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The students are among 2,000 individuals receiving awards in 2016 out of 17,000 applicants. Two students, Trent Borman and Rachel Creighton, attended Iowa State University as undergraduates and are now doing graduate … Continue reading Iowa State students, alumni chosen for National Science Foundation fellowships

ISU grads become renowned house flippers with a twist

Two recent Iowa State graduates are using their engineering background to make a big impact in the house flipping business. Michael Donlin and Ryan Francois both graduated in 2014 with bachelors degrees in construction engineering and civil engineering, respectively. Their company, Rally Cap Properties, specializes in the rehabilitation of Victorian-style homes in the Des Moines … Continue reading ISU grads become renowned house flippers with a twist

Karl Gschneidner

Mr. Rare Earth, Karl Gschneidner passes away on April 27

The internationally-recognized Iowa State alum, professor and researcher Karl A. Gschneidner Jr. passed away on the morning of April 27 at the age of 85. Gschneidner’s work with rare-earth materials led to the creation of the Critical Materials Institute at Ames Laboratory as well as the publishing of over 544 of his scientific journal articles and … Continue reading Mr. Rare Earth, Karl Gschneidner passes away on April 27

Iowa State spring undergraduate commencement moves to Jack Trice Stadium

Iowa State University President Steven Leath this morning (April 29) announced a new location for ISU’s spring undergraduate commencement ceremony. The May 7 celebration will be moved to Jack Trice Stadium, the university’s largest venue. University officials predict attendance at this spring’s undergraduate commencement ceremony will exceed capacity at the traditional Hilton Coliseum location.

Local man awarded as part of Top 10 Public Works Leaders of the Year

The American Public Works Association (APWA) has chosen civil engineering alum and current Institute for Transportation (InTrans) program director Paul Wiegand as one of their top 10 “Public Works Leaders of the Year.” Wiegand chose to come to Iowa State to study engineering after a childhood of “tinkering with things” on a farm. He graduated … Continue reading Local man awarded as part of Top 10 Public Works Leaders of the Year

Iowa State SAE Baja team places first in endurance

The Iowa State Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja team, “Cyclone Racing”, finished their first competition of the year with a first place win in endurance as well as second place in sales and sixth place overall. The competition, which took place from April 14-17 in Cookeville, Tennessee, included 77 national teams and 11 international teams. … Continue reading Iowa State SAE Baja team places first in endurance

CCEE senior places first at international conference

Kyle Younkin, a senior in construction engineering, walked away from the GeoSmart India conference with a first place title for his conference presentation. His presentation at the conference, which took place from March 1-3 in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India, was titled “Application of LiDAR and Structure from Motion Data for Road Roughness Evaluation.” The … Continue reading CCEE senior places first at international conference