College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

From day one: First-year engineering learning communities explore diversity and inclusion

Thousands of new students are beginning their Cyclone Engineering adventure this week, creating new friendships, memories and preparing for their careers. Clayton Johnson, an engineering academic advisor and leader of the learning community for undecided engineering majors, sees these first few weeks as a critical time to begin the conversation on race, diversity, inclusivity and multiculturalism.

Training the trainers: Dirk Maier lends expertise to Tunisian feed manufacturing education

Dirk Maier, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, lent his research-based expertise in feed manufacturing to help open a hands-on, train-the-trainer program in Tunisia.

From mechanical engineering to the Olympic stage: Tom Duncan’s path to the 2018 Winter Olympics

“I do nothing by myself.  I credit the engineering program at Iowa State for demanding teamwork early in my academic career, which is a critical profession skill regardless of where your career takes you.”

Christopher Hernandez named spring 2019 IMSE outstanding senior

Christopher Hernandez, senior in industrial engineering, has been named IMSE’s spring 2019 outstanding senior. Each semester one graduating senior in each major is honored for their exceptional accomplishments and contributions to the Iowa State community

Spring 2019 ECpE outstanding seniors

Sarah Koch, electrical engineering, Nischay Venkatram, software engineering, and Kyle Nordstrom, computer engineering, have been named ECpE’s spring 2019 outstanding seniors. Each semester one graduating senior in each major is honored for their exceptional accomplishments and contributions to the Iowa State community.

Victoria Kriuchkovskaia named 2019 college student marshal

Victoria Kriuchkovskaia, graduating senior in chemical engineering, has been named the spring 2019 student marshal for the College of Engineering. Each semester, twelve graduating seniors are selected as outstanding seniors to represent the College of Engineering. Of these twelve, one is chosen as the college’s student marshal at the undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 11.

Spring 2019 student marshal and outstanding seniors

Each semester, twelve graduating seniors are selected as outstanding seniors to represent the College of Engineering. Of these twelve, one is chosen as the college’s student marshal at the undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 11.

Civil engineering researcher looks to improve safety on the road

This research feature is part of a series highlighting the work of ISU CCEE faculty. For more information, visit our website, www.ccee.iastate.edu/research/. Also, follow ISU CCEE on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn (search “Iowa State University Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering” and “ISUConE”). Text-only version available.  

Civil engineering researcher looks to improve safety on the road – text only

Friction and Function You hardly think about the complex relationship between your car’s tires and the pavement on which you spend your morning and evening commute. But for Omar Smadi, an associate professor in civil engineering, the interaction between tires and pavement surfaces shares a fascinating dynamic that can lower the possibility of car accidents. …Continue reading “Civil engineering researcher looks to improve safety on the road – text only”

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