Local FIRST LEGO team wins Global Innovation Award

A prosthetic device created by a Girl Scout team from Ames and Gilbert―known as the “Flying Monkeys”―has earned the team the inaugural FIRST Global Innovation Award, presented by the X PRIZE Foundation. The Flying Monkeys will receive up to $20,000 from the X PRIZE Foundation toward patenting their invention, called the BOB-1. The team submitted … Continue reading Local FIRST LEGO team wins Global Innovation Award

NSF Director Subra Suresh

NSF director wraps up campus visit (updated)

Subra Suresh, director of the National Science Foundation, delivered the inaugural Vlasta Klima Balloun Lecture on Friday, then crossed campus to receive the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Suresh, who earned his MS in mechanical engineering from Iowa State, met with the media Thursday before holding a series of roundtable meetings with industry representatives and leaders … Continue reading NSF director wraps up campus visit (updated)

Bruce Thompson

Leading figure in nondestructive evaluation Bruce Thompson dies

Bruce Thompson, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and Director of the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation at Iowa State University, died on Monday, March 7, after a valiant fight against cancer. Thompson was 69. Thompson also served as Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department and the Aerospace Engineering Department. … Continue reading Leading figure in nondestructive evaluation Bruce Thompson dies

Engineering forms interdisciplinary research teams aiming for major grants

Three new interdisciplinary research initiatives have been announced by the Iowa State University College of Engineering as part of an innovative program designed to compete for and win multi-million dollar grants, spur economic development, and drive technologies that benefit Iowa and the nation. The Dean’s Research Initiatives build public-private teams in the areas of the … Continue reading Engineering forms interdisciplinary research teams aiming for major grants

Jonathan Wickert, Dieter Leonhard

Iowa State, Hochschule Mannheim agree to joint graduate research

As part of an ongoing outreach effort to enhance the global perspective of students, the Iowa State University College of Engineering has established a collaborative graduate program with a German university. Jonathan Wickert, dean of the College of Engineering at Iowa State, and Dieter Leonhard, president of Hochschule Mannheim, have signed an agreement on a … Continue reading Iowa State, Hochschule Mannheim agree to joint graduate research

Lamm featured for supercomputer work

Monica Lamm, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, together with Iowa State  chemistry professors Mark Gordon and Theresa Windus, are featured in the fall issue of access, the research magazine of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The story is about their work to scale up … Continue reading Lamm featured for supercomputer work

Features tell story of alum Sutardja

Sehat Sutardja (BSEE’83), co-founder of Marvell Technology Group, is featured in the College of Engineering’s INNOVATEonline and in the IEEE Spectrum.

Construction engineering teams take top places in competition

Three teams of construction engineering students from Iowa State placed first in the 18th Annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region IV Student Competition held October 27-30 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. ISU teams in the commercial, design-build, and residential divisions placed first. The heavy/highway team placed second. Read the full story.

Grad gives new meaning to product launch

Derek Hoy, who earned a BS in electrical engineering in 2001 at Iowa State, has gotten some attention for his recently unveiled invention: the Shoot-A-Brew. See a news story and video.

Iowa State receives second place in AGC Outstanding Student Chapter contest

Iowa State University Associated General Contractors (AGC) Student Chapter was awarded second place in the 2010 AGC Outstanding Student Chapter Contest for its work building new handicap accessible ramps along the Skunk River Water Trail in Ames. The group brought together numerous local organizations to invest nearly 300 man-hours building the ramps to benefit their … Continue reading Iowa State receives second place in AGC Outstanding Student Chapter contest

Engineering college appoints Mirka associate dean for education

The Iowa State University College of Engineering has named Gary Mirka the college’s associate dean for undergraduate and graduate education, effective January 3, 2011. Mirka, the John Ryder Professor and Department Chair of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE), has been at Iowa State since 2007. Mirka will oversee student services, which includes undergraduate recruiting, … Continue reading Engineering college appoints Mirka associate dean for education

Iowa State and top Chinese technical university sign exchange agreements

Officials at Iowa State University and a leading technology university in China have signed agreements that will bring several top Chinese students each year to Iowa State to work on their degrees. The agreements with Dalian University of Technology will enable up to five Chinese PhD students a year in the sciences and engineering to … Continue reading Iowa State and top Chinese technical university sign exchange agreements