College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Four engineering alums to receive awards during Homecoming

Michael Steffenson (BSChemE’59), this year’s recipient of the Anson Marston Medal, heads a list of College of Engineering alumni who will receive awards as part of Iowa State’s 2010 Homecoming activities. Umit Ozkan (PhDChemE’84) will receive the college’s Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (PACE) award. Benjamin C. Bruns (BSConE’01) and Francis L. de los Reyes …Continue reading “Four engineering alums to receive awards during Homecoming”

MSE’s Kessler selected to participate in NAE symposium

Michael Kessler, associate professor of materials science and engineering, is one of 53 of the nation’s most innovative young engineering educators selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s second Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium. Early-career faculty members who are developing and implementing innovative educational approaches in a variety of engineering disciplines …Continue reading “MSE’s Kessler selected to participate in NAE symposium”

Quake simulation follows the real thing

Iowa State’s Sri Sritharan anticipated gathering important data during an earthquake simulation in Oklahoma on Wednesday, but he didn’t anticipate an actual earthquake occurring in the region. Sritharan is part of a multi-university team conducting research near Miami, Oklahoma. The Wilson Engineering Professor and associate chair of civil, construction, and environmental engineering noted that the …Continue reading “Quake simulation follows the real thing”

Sandbulte faculty fund established in college

Long-time Iowa State University supporters Arend “Sandy” and Verna Sandbulte of Duluth, Minn., and originally from Sioux Center, Iowa, have gifted over $500,000 to establish the Arend J. and Verna V. Sandbulte Faculty Fund at Iowa State University. The faculty fund will benefit Iowa State’s College of Engineering. The Arend J. and Verna V. Sandbulte …Continue reading “Sandbulte faculty fund established in college”

Memorial services set for Sam Kruger

Samuel “Sam” Kruger, 20, of Sibley, a sophomore in civil engineering at Iowa State University, died Friday night, Oct. 8, due to injuries sustained in an auto accident in O’Brien County. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in George, Iowa. Visitation is from 2 to 8 …Continue reading “Memorial services set for Sam Kruger”

Student dies after car/pedestrian accident

Jonathan Brown, an Iowa State student who was struck by a vehicle approximately one-half mile from Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 2, died Thursday morning, Oct. 7. Brown was a junior in computer engineering. “On behalf of the university community,” ISU President Geoffroy said, “I wish to express our deepest sympathy to Jonathan Brown’s …Continue reading “Student dies after car/pedestrian accident”

Iowa State among hosts of Moms Night Out for STEM events

The Iowa State University College of Engineering will be one of 21 sites across Iowa hosting Moms Night out for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) on Monday, October 18. Activities begin at 6:45 p.m. in Howe Hall. The Iowa Math and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP) is coordinating Moms Night Out for STEM as Iowa’s …Continue reading “Iowa State among hosts of Moms Night Out for STEM events”

New commitment establishes endowed chair in CCEE

Iowa State University’s College of Engineering has received a gift commitment from Don and Sharon Greenwood of Olathe, Kan., which will ultimately establish an endowed chair in the department of civil, construction and environmental engineering. The Greenwoods are currently funding the position as a professorship and have made a pledge to upgrade the named faculty …Continue reading “New commitment establishes endowed chair in CCEE”

College co-sponsors upcoming SES Technical Meeting

Iowa State University will host the 47th Annual Society of Engineering Science (SES) Technical Meeting on October 3-6 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames. The meeting is co-sponsored by the College of Engineering and three of its academic departments: aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, and materials science and engineering The meeting’s goals—expanding cooperation, …Continue reading “College co-sponsors upcoming SES Technical Meeting”

Students make the most of career fair opportunity

Despite heavy rainfall and a temporary location, engineering students flocked to the career fair Tuesday and found company representatives happy to meet them. Based on real-time tracking used at the event, more than 3,700 students had participated by late afternoon, which means that attendance was comparable to numbers from recent years. “The weather and the …Continue reading “Students make the most of career fair opportunity”

Tents go up at career fair site

Not even record flooding, and the damage that resulted, could prevent the College of Engineering from holding its fall career fair. This year’s event, which will bring more than 210 companies to campus and draw nearly 4,000 students, will be held in temporary facilities on the south side of the Scheman Building. Engineering will stage …Continue reading “Tents go up at career fair site”

College ranks high in recruiter picks among Top 100 (updated 9/23)

Iowa State University made The Next 20 list in the Wall Street Journal rankings of Top 25 Recruiter Picks. The rankings placed Iowa State’s College of Engineering program at No. 14 overall among engineering programs. Determined by a survey of corporate recruiters, the rankings were also reported in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Surge in engineering enrollment contributes to university records

In both undergraduate and graduate enrollment, the College of Engineering has surpassed last year’s numbers and moved to more than 6,500 total students. Those totals contributed to a record university enrollment of 28,682. Undergraduate enrollment in the college stands at 5,448, which is an increase of 418 students over 2009. Graduate enrollment increased 73 students …Continue reading “Surge in engineering enrollment contributes to university records”

Glatz joins project to find greener ways to clean up oil spills

Charles Glatz, professor of chemical and biological engineering, is part of a group of researchers collaborating to find greener methods to clean up the Gulf oil spill. The group has been awarded a National Science Foundation Rapid Response grant. For more on Iowa State engineers and the Gulf spill, see this story.