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.
Author: Martha Haas
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.
Roy Pillers, mechanical engineering graduate student, was named the 2020 FED Prof. Kirti Ghia Scholar. The Fluids Engineering Division [of ASME] selects several students representing a different technical committee and awards them the ASME FED Graduate Student Scholar (GSS) Award. The Prof. Kirti Ghia Scholar award is the highest and most prestigious of these awards recognizing the best graduate student submission for the conference.
Three Cyclone Engineering students are building new, innovative businesses this summer as members of the 2020 CYstarters cohort. CYstarters is an 11-week program giving Iowa State students with a passion for entrepreneurship the funding, skill development and mentorship to start their business while still in school.
Xiaoli Tan, professor of materials science and engineering, was named a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society. Tan was one of only twenty-three members of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) to receive the Fellow designation this year.
Engineering faculty and staff work every day towards improving the lives of others and, even in these unprecedented circumstances, their urge to help continues on.
ME/ChE 632: Multiphase Flow gives students unique hands-on education and experience in multiphase flows, backed by the exceptional expertise of Iowa State’s Center for Multiphase Flow and Research Education’s (CoMFRE) faculty members.
Joseph Filbert, graduate student in materials science and engineering, was awarded the prestigious Rickover Fellowship.
One hundred seventy-two graduating Cyclone Engineers took the oath of ethics initiating them into the Order of Engineer.
Every spring, Engineering Student Council select Cyclone Engineering faculty, staff and students who have demonstrated leadership over the past year.
The College of Engineering Dean’s Leadership Award recognizes outstanding undergraduate juniors and seniors who show exemplary leadership outside of a single department or organization. Madison Drent, junior in materials engineering, and Rachel Schmerbach, senior in aerospace engineering, are this year’s recipients.