Kristen Constant, from MSE Department Chair to ISU Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer

On Thursday, November 30, 2017, Kristen Constant was selected by President Wintersteen as the new interim vice president and chief financial officer for Iowa State University, replacing Jim Kurtenbach. She began her new position on December 1, 2017. Constant has been a faculty member in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering since 1992. She … Continue reading Kristen Constant, from MSE Department Chair to ISU Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Two MSE and ISU Startup Factory Companies Receive IEDA Innovation Funding

Two startups from cohort one, Sep-All and SAFI-Tech, are led by Dr. Martin Thuo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Sep-All is co-founded by Christophe Frankiewicz, and SAFI-Tech is co-founded by Ian Tevis. Both Frankiewicz and Tevis are Affiliate Assistant Professors in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Six Ames-Based … Continue reading Two MSE and ISU Startup Factory Companies Receive IEDA Innovation Funding

Not Your Average Summer Experience: A Route 66 Adventure in a 1930 Model A Ford

Who could pass up traveling the historic Route 66 in a 1930 Model A Ford? Not Christopher Gillis. He wanted a summer experience that the typical student usually does not take. He wanted adventure, but he wanted it in an old-fashioned way. While most students were completing internships and work experience, Gillis was traveling the … Continue reading Not Your Average Summer Experience: A Route 66 Adventure in a 1930 Model A Ford

MSE Alumnus is selected as an ASM International Fellow

Daniel Sordelet, an alumnus of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was recently recognized and honored as a member of the 2017 class of ASM Fellows. He was presented with his award on October 10, 2017, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the Materials Science and Technology 2017 Conference & Exhibition (MS&T’17). ASM International is the … Continue reading MSE Alumnus is selected as an ASM International Fellow

Amy Kurr gets recognized at the October 28th Homecoming football game.

MatE student, Amy Kurr, selected as Homecoming Royalty

We have royalty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering- Iowa State University Homecoming Royalty, that is! Iowa State celebrated its 105th Homecoming celebration during the week of October 22-28, 2017. One of the most popular Homecoming traditions includes selecting a Cardinal Court and Homecoming Royalty. Amy Kurr, a senior in materials engineering, was … Continue reading MatE student, Amy Kurr, selected as Homecoming Royalty

On the fast track to success; Grau turns a racing hobby into a learning experience

Go faster and win. Those are the goals of materials engineering student, Max Grau. Racing, speed, and competitiveness are in his blood. It’s a family tradition and a hobby that has inspired a few of his decisions while pursuing his adventure at Iowa State University. Grau, a freshman from Davenport, Iowa, participates in amateur Sports … Continue reading On the fast track to success; Grau turns a racing hobby into a learning experience

Outreach in MSE increases awareness and excitement for STEM and materials education

Outreach and teaching to students in grades K-12 has been a priority in the materials science and engineering department as it aligns with and is encouraged in our university mission and vision. These are respectively: To create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place, and Iowa State will lead the … Continue reading Outreach in MSE increases awareness and excitement for STEM and materials education

MSE GOLD, Materials Science and Engineering Graduates of the Last Decade, launches in October

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is known for building a strong sense of community among the students. This could be correlated with its small size which gives everyone more of an opportunity to get to know each other through common classes, student organizations, and sufficient space for student collaboration. As students graduate from … Continue reading MSE GOLD, Materials Science and Engineering Graduates of the Last Decade, launches in October

Dr. Kristen P. Constant has been elected as a 2017 ASEE Fellow

Dr. Kristen P. Constant has been elected as a 2017 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Fellow. Dr. Constant joins the prestigious group of 402 Fellows in ASEE, “a national nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology.” She joins nine other ASEE Fellows from Iowa State University … Continue reading Dr. Kristen P. Constant has been elected as a 2017 ASEE Fellow

Dr. Larry Genalo retires from Iowa State University after 46 years of service on August 2, 2017

On August 2, 2017 a legendary and highly respected Iowa State University professor will take his last walk out of 2240 Hoover Hall. He holds the title of University Professor and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Education and has served Iowa State for 46 years. Dr. Lawrence (Larry) J. Genalo, will retire from the Materials Science … Continue reading Dr. Larry Genalo retires from Iowa State University after 46 years of service on August 2, 2017

Nano@IAState: Bringing nanoscience and nanomaterial research together at Iowa State

On July 27, 2017 nanoscience and nanomaterial researchers gathered for an event that was first of its kind on the Iowa State University campus. The event, Nano@IAState, was held in the South Ballroom and Sun Room of the Memorial Union. It was an all-day meeting that brought together scientists focused on the synthesis and characterization … Continue reading Nano@IAState: Bringing nanoscience and nanomaterial research together at Iowa State

MSE graduate student is selected as a 2017-2018 Trinect Fellow

Kara Lind, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been selected as a Trinect Fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year. This fellowship is funded by the National Science Foundation and provides support to graduate students within the College of Engineering.  As a fellow, Lind will work in elementary schools one … Continue reading MSE graduate student is selected as a 2017-2018 Trinect Fellow