For the first time ever, Iowa State offered a winter session spanning from December 14, 2020, to January 21, 2021. The College of Engineering offered three courses, giving students a flexible, remote option to earn credits.
Author: Martha Haas
During COVID-19, every activity has gone through changes and adaptations, Iowa State’s Society of Women in Engineering (SWE) is no exception to that. But SWE has found a way to continue to offer K-12 STEM outreach, utilizing the unique tools of technology.
Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, is the corresponding author on a paper featured on the cover of Physical Chemistry Letters. The image on the cover is from the article “Unique Orientation of the Solid−Solid Interface at the Janus Particle Boundary Induced by Ionic Liquids.” The results of this study highlight the … Continue reading Shan Jiang’s solid−solid interface at the Janus particle boundary discoveries on cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Austin Angel is the fall 2020 outstanding senior in chemical engineering.
Evan Boss is the fall 2020 outstanding senior in agricultural engineering.
Bre Dykstra is the fall 2020 outstanding senior in biological systems engineering.
Luis Granadillo, graduating with a major in materials engineering, will represent the College of Engineering at fall commencement as student marshal.
Bruce Ciccotosto is the fall 2020 outstanding senior in aerospace engineering.
Zach DeMaris is the fall 2020 outstanding senior in computer engineering.
Skroot Laboratory Inc., a startup launched by assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering professor Nigel Reuel and incubating at the Carver Co-Lab on the north end of campus, went head to head with other top emerging Iowa businesses in the finals of the 2020 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition.
A paper published in by Arun Somani, Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering, Phillip and Virginia Sproul Professor, and associate dean for research in the College of Engineering; Naga Durga Prasad Avirneni and Prem Kumar Ramesh, both former Iowa State University graduate students, is in the top five viewed papers in its subject area in the open access journal PeerJ Computer Science.
Within a year, Evan Hundley (’19 indust engr) went from sitting in an Iowa State classroom to working the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic on HNI’s rapid response team. She accepted a position at HNI immediately following graduation in their early career development program.
Lionel Ouedraogo, mechanical engineering graduate student, earned the 2020 Educational Foundation Scholarship Award.
Zhongming Fan (’19 Ph.D. mat sci engr) earned an honorable mention for the Zaffarano Prize. The Zaffarano Prize is awarded annually to graduate students showing exceptional performance in publishing research in academic journals. Selection is based on both the quality and quantity of their publications.
Over 1,000 miles away, Cyclone Engineering alum Kathy Engholm (‘80 elec engr) found herself putting her engineering skills to the test to sew masks for frontline workers in New Mexico.