College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Generations of Innovating: Father-Son Duo Trailblaze the Tech World

Wendell and Brian Sander, graduates of Iowa State University’s College of Engineering, have taken Silicon Valley by storm over the course of their careers. Both have generated innovative ideas and technologies across various startups, including Apple, Inc. in Cupertino, California.

Vilas Mujumdar awarded WFEO’s highest honor  

Vilas Mujumdar, a recognized engineering leader and a generous donor to the College of Engineering, was awarded the Medal of Engineering Excellence by the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO). 

Promoting health and wellness virtually

While we couldn’t visit the gym for much of spring semester, virtual fitness instruction through Iowa State University Recreation Services brought
the gym to homes across the Iowa State community.

From refining to distilling: ME alums fulfill a vision 

Century Farms Distillery in Spencer, Iowa was founded by Amanda and Ryan Bare in 2017. The Bares journey to starting a distillery can be traced back to their time as students in mechanical engineering (ME) at Iowa State. 

Working healthy at home: Home office ergonomic tips

Work station ergonomics is key to supporting your health, comfort and productivity whether you’re working in your campus office…or your kitchen table. Cody Volkmann, occupational safety specialist, and Paul Hokanson, industrial hygienist, with Iowa State Environmental Health and Safety offer easy-to-implement ergonomic principles to practice in your remote workspace.

Q&A with 2020 Goldwater Scholar Divyesh Kumar

Divyesh Kumar, a junior in chemical and biological engineering from Ames, has been named a 2020 Goldwater Scholar. The nationally renowned scholarship recognizes exceptional sophomores and juniors who aspire to work in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering research fields.

Collaboration with CoMFRE: Center welcomes assistant professor of mathematics to program as a faculty affiliate

Pelin Guven Geredeli, assistant professor in mathematics, is bringing new ideas to the Center for Multiphase Flow Research and Education with an enthusiasm to engage in cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Creating cross-cultural friendships with Engineering Global Friends

More than 500 undergraduate international students from over 60 countries are studying engineering at Iowa State. Engineering Global Friends, a program part of the Iowa State University Engineering International Student Network, is providing a warm and inviting welcome to students entering the college from across the globe.  

Honoring Veterans Day with Cyclone Engineers who serve

Hannah Christensen The first year of Hannah Christensen’s Cyclone Engineering journey has taken flight with her involvement in the Iowa Air National Guard. The freshman in industrial engineering was inspired to join the military in the footsteps of her three brothers, now veterans of the Air National Guard. She recently had the opportunity to participate …Continue reading “Honoring Veterans Day with Cyclone Engineers who serve”

Intersecting passions lead to support: WiSE receives generous donation from engineering leader 

The impact of Iowa State University’s program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) is drawing the attention of one engineer from the Bay Area of California. Ashraf Habibullah, founder and president of Computers and Structures Incorporated, has committed a generous donation to the program.   WiSE program director Lora Leigh Chrystal says the many initiatives that define WiSE excited …Continue reading “Intersecting passions lead to support: WiSE receives generous donation from engineering leader “

Extracting minerals and success with Cardinal Space Mining

Iowa State University’s Cardinal Space Mining Club is digging deep and exciting people with innovation through community engagement. With its advent traced back to an Iowa State University capstone project, the club has experienced tremendous growth and has made a strong presence in the national competition.   

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