Author: Cyclone Engineering

Three engineering postdocs win research and seed funding awards

Three Cyclone Engineer postdoctoral research associates won research awards and funding from the Iowa State University PostDoc Association. Azahar Ali, postdoc in electrical and computer engineering, won a Postdoctoral Scholar Research Excellence Award. Timothy Morgan, postdoc in mechanical engineering, and Fei Lu, postdoc in materials science and engineering, both have won Postdoctoral Seed Grant funding support.

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CIRAS’ Joy Donald to receive Outstanding New Professional Award

Joy Donald, industrial specialist at the Center for Industrial Research and Service, will receive an Iowa State University Professional and Scientific Outstanding New Professional Award at the university award ceremony on Sept. 23. The award recognizes Iowa State staff members who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments unusually early in their professional career. 

Atte Kadoma receives Goldwater Scholarship

Atte Kadoma, a junior in materials engineering from Cottage Grove, Minnesota, has received a Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. She was selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,223 nominees nationwide.

Nikita Kozak receives Goldwater Scholarship

Nikita Kozak, a junior in mechanical engineering from Waukee, Iowa, has received a Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. He was selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,223 nominees nationwide.

Civil engineering student Carissa Moyna named Udall Scholar

Carissa Moyna, a junior in civil engineering, has been named a Udall Scholar for 2019, selected from among 443 candidates nominated by 227 colleges and universities. The Udall Foundation awards scholarships for leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to the environment or Native American nations. Moyna’s passion is sustainable construction practices and plans to one day launch and environmentally focused design-build firm. She’s a current member of Iowa State’s Green Energy Challenge Team, Engineers for a Sustainable World, Honors Program and Women in Science and Engineering.

Rutherford studied failed Midwestern levees, researches potential solutions

Cyclone Engineer Cassandra Rutherford has inspected failed levees along Midwestern rivers. And now she’s working with other engineers to develop technologies that could improve levee performance. Those technologies include using electricity to inspect levees for internal defects and using “biocementation” to strengthen the soil surface of earthen levees.

Cyclone Engineering students attend National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Eleven Cyclone Engineering students will share their hands-on research experience with peers from across the country at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. The annual event, which takes place April 11-13 at Kennesaw State University in George, is the largest undergrad research conference in the nation, with 4,000 students in attendance and featuring networking, professional development and one of the largest graduate school fairs in the U.S.

Marco Serrato (Ph.D. ’06 indust engr) joins University of Chicago as associate provost

Cyclone Engineer Marco Serrato (Ph.D. ’06 indust engr) has joined the University of Chicago as an associate provost. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Serrato served as director and vice rector for executive and continuing education at Tecnológico de Monterrey. He has also co-founded two startups that provide consulting and learning solutions in public and private sectors.