Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust funds brain stimulation research

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, recently committed $395,280 over a two-year period to establish a laboratory for brain stimulation research at Iowa State University. Read the full story on the Iowa State University Foundation site

Rajala named next dean in Iowa State’s College of Engineering

AMES – Sarah Rajala (RYE-ah-lah) will become the next dean of the College of Engineering at Iowa State University on April 1, 2013. Rajala has been dean of engineering at Mississippi State University since 2008. “Iowa State’s engineering students, faculty and staff, as well as the entire campus community, were excited to hear Dr. Rajala’s … Continue reading Rajala named next dean in Iowa State’s College of Engineering

Rajala named next dean in Iowa State’s College of Engineering

  AMES – Sarah Rajala (RYE-ah-lah) will become the next dean of the College of Engineering at Iowa State University on April 1, 2013. Rajala has been dean of engineering at Mississippi State University since 2008. “Iowa State’s engineering students, faculty and staff, as well as the entire campus community, were excited to hear Dr. … Continue reading Rajala named next dean in Iowa State’s College of Engineering

New Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Faculty Member to Work with Livestock Producers

AMES, Iowa — A new faculty member in Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering is researching and working with livestock producers on manure management and water quality matters. Daniel Andersen started in August as an assistant professor after working at Iowa State as a graduate research assistant while a graduate student. He … Continue reading New Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Faculty Member to Work with Livestock Producers

Pratt & Whitney establishes engineering center of excellence at Iowa State

Pratt & Whitney has established a strategic research partnership with Iowa State University to improve gas turbine engine technology for aerospace applications (news release). The five-year initiative establishes a Pratt & Whitney Center of Excellence at Iowa State, with research projects focused on: Non-destructive evaluation of engine components Materials design and testing, in collaboration with … Continue reading Pratt & Whitney establishes engineering center of excellence at Iowa State

IMSEP’s Real World Externships bridge workplace and schools

With an increasing awareness of Iowa’s need for skilled workers and more math- and science-savvy citizens, 33 middle and high school math and science teachers are accepting that challenge by gaining real-world experience in the business community this summer as part of the Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership’s (IMSEP) Real World Externships for Teachers … Continue reading IMSEP’s Real World Externships bridge workplace and schools

$20 million at stake in ISU research grant proposal

Robert Brown, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering, Iowa Farm Bureau director of the Bioeconomy Institute, director of the Center for Sustainable Environmental Technologies, and professor of mechanical engineering, chemical and biological engineering, and agricultural and biosystems engineering, is spending his summer revising an NSF proposal in … Continue reading $20 million at stake in ISU research grant proposal

ME students take their professor’s advice and start an Ames bioenergy company

Iowa State University’s Robert C. Brown pulled a few of his graduate students aside a couple years back and offered up an extracurricular challenge. “You are all experts on pyrolysis,” he remembers telling them. “Why don’t you start a company specifically to commercialize bio-oil recovery?” The result is Avello Bioenergy Inc. based at Iowa State University’s BioCentury … Continue reading ME students take their professor’s advice and start an Ames bioenergy company

Team PrISUm finishes American Solar Challenge at the speed limit

The students of Team PrISUm kept their solar-powered car at the speed limit for most of the final 110 miles of the American Solar Challenge on Saturday. Read the entire news release. Follow updates on the Iowa State solar car on Team PrISUm’s 2010 American Solar Challenge Blog.

Engineering technology is focus of study tour to Brazil

Eighteen Iowa State and University of Kentucky students recently returned from two weeks in Brazil, where they got a firsthand look at coffee farms and sugarcane production. Brian Steward, Iowa State associate professor in agricultural and biosystems engineering, and Scott Shearer, chair of biological and agricultural engineering at the University of Kentucky, led the tour. … Continue reading Engineering technology is focus of study tour to Brazil

Solar car team prepares for race from Tulsa to Chicago

It’s still parts and pieces spread across a campus garage, but the tenth sun-powered race car designed and built by Iowa State University students is already looking super efficient. Just look at this, said Trevor Dobbs, a junior from Woodbury, Minn., as he picked up a shiny silver piece of the car’s suspension. That suspension … Continue reading Solar car team prepares for race from Tulsa to Chicago