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A two-year, $27 million interior gutting and rebuilding of Marston Hall has earned a Gold award in the LEED green building rating system. More than 25 percent of the LEED credits for Marston Hall reward energy efficiency. As designed, natural gas and electricity use is 38 percent lower than state code requirements. Additional achievements are in the acoustical quality of the classrooms and auditorium, and that 89 percent of the construction waste generated during the renovation was recycled, rather than sent to a landfill.
The College of Engineering is home to 52 postdocs, who make valuable contributions to Cyclone engineering research.
“Postdoctoral associates are key members of the College of Engineering’s research efforts,” said Arun Somani, associate dean for research. “Postdocs bring specialized experience and knowledge and offer creative, fresh ideas and approaches to their research groups and serve as role models. They also help teach and mentor graduate and undergraduate students in hands-on experiential engineering experiences.”
Read more about four engineering postdocs’ experiences.
From NPR’s All Tech Considered: “Last year, Halil Ceylan, a professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State University, installed two 15-by-13.5-foot slabs of conductive concrete at a corner of a hangar at Des Moines International Airport. It’s in an area for smaller planes, and Ceylan can turn on the heated pavement with an … Continue reading Winter is coming. What if roads and runways could de-ice themselves?
Manjit Misra, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and director of Iowa State’s Seed Science Center, was presented with the Global Agriculture Academic Leadership Award from the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture.
Over 900 people attended the second annual STEM Fest on Saturday, September 16 in Howe Hall. The event, hosted by the program for Women in Science and Engineering, is open to the public each year, with a special emphasis on the involvement of the area’s elementary school age children. WiSe designed the festival to engage … Continue reading WiSE’s STEM Fest engages and excites kids about engineering, science, math and technology
Nine College of Engineering faculty and staff will receive top university honors at the annual awards ceremony on Monday, Sept. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall.
Jacek A. Koziel, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, won two Publons Peer Review awards. He was ranked in the top 1 percent of peer reviewers in Environmental Science, ranking 35th overall in that category. Koziel was also ranked as one of the top peer reviewers for Iowa State University.
On Sept. 7, James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering Sarah Rajala welcomed the college community to the new academic year in her 2017 convocation address. Rajala updated faculty, staff and students about the college’s outstanding accomplishments of the last year, outlined goals for the coming year, and recognized new named faculty position, … Continue reading Faculty and Staff Honored During 2017 College of Engineering Convocation
LeVern Faidley, chief advisor for Iowa State University’s Iowa Alpha chapter of Tau Beta Pi (TBP), has been named the national 2017 TBP Outstanding Advisor. Faidley is being honored because he “exemplifies going above the call of duty and is always an enthusiastic supporter of students and TBP alumni.” The award also recognizes “the energy … Continue reading LeVern Faidley Receives Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Advisor Award
Charles Sukup (BSAgE’76, MSAgE’82) has been named a 2017 recipient of Tau Beta Pi’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. The honor recognizes “lifetime achievements and commitment to engineering education” and outstanding contributions in “developing young minds, inspiring the next generation of engineers, and contributing to the advancement of the engineering profession.” Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor … Continue reading Charles Sukup Named Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus
Gül Kremer, professor and C.G. “Turk” & Joyce A. Therkildsen Chair of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University, has received a top American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) award for advancing engineering design education. Kremer was named this year’s ASME Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Educator Award winner “for … Continue reading IMSE chair Kremer receives ASME Spria Outstanding Design Educator Award
“Materials scientists and engineers create new materials and take old materials and make them act differently. We do that by working on materials at the atomic level. So, today, we are going to play with atoms!” said Larry Genalo, university professor and associate chair of materials science and engineering, to welcome 28 participants in Society … Continue reading Playing with atoms, experiencing Cyclone engineering at SWE U