Author: Travis Ballstadt

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This post is the first in a series of guest blog posts that will appear in the Dean’s Blog over the next year. The author is Travis Ballstadt, digital media coordinator for the Iowa State University College of Engineering They say you should never assume, but I’m going to make an assumption. I’m going to … Continue reading Sharing is caring

ME Design Expo

One team of Iowa State University mechanical engineering students has designed a simple device to sort coffee beans. Another team designed a low‐cost prosthesis. And another has designed a new kind of grain bin. Their assignment in Mechanical Engineering 270 (Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design) was to design something to create sustainable economic activity for … Continue reading ME Design Expo

CoE Alum takes the wheel at NSF

Science Magazine sat down with Iowa State University College of Engineering alum Subra Suresh, MSME’79, after his first week as director of the US National Science Foundation. Click here to read the story.  (This link requires a subscription if attempting to view off-campus. When accessed via Iowa State’s network, you can view the article free of … Continue reading CoE Alum takes the wheel at NSF

CCEE Hybrid School Bus Project featured on Iowa Public Radio

Hybrid vehicles, integrating battery-powered electric motors as helpers to traditional-fueled engines, are catching on with car drivers. But, applying the same technology to larger vehicles is taking more time. Two Iowa public schools are leading the way with experimental hybrid buses. Iowa Public Radio‘s Dean Borg reports on Dr. Shauna Hallmark‘s hybrid school bus research project. … Continue reading CCEE Hybrid School Bus Project featured on Iowa Public Radio

VLSI Research

Three Iowa State University electrical engineering graduate students share information on their research

Diesel Efficiency

Mechanical Engineering PhD. student Adam Witthauer works on a research team striving to make diesel engines more efficient

Ames Lab CRO will also hold MSE, CBE, and Physics Appointments

Duane D. Johnson has been named chief research officer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory following a national search that spanned several months. Johnson becomes the first to hold the CRO position, which is responsible for initiating, developing, and supervising the lab’s scientific programs and overseeing the scientific division, including approximately 90 researchers, 200 … Continue reading Ames Lab CRO will also hold MSE, CBE, and Physics Appointments

Engineering faculty, students featured in iPhone app report

Eliot Winer, Brandon Newendorp, and Tyler Streeter were recently featured in a KCCI news report on the ever-increasing number of applications for the iPhone and iPod touch. Winer, an associate professor in mechanical engineering (ME), spoke to the convenience of using different applications on the phone, as well as the dependency users can develop. Newendorp, a … Continue reading Engineering faculty, students featured in iPhone app report

Interlock House Heads for D.C.

A team of students from Iowa State’s College of Engineering, along with students from the College of Design, have created a house that generates more electricity than it uses, and they’ve taken it to Washington, D.C., and set it up on the National Mall.