College of Engineering researchers revealed research and searched for interdisciplinary collaborators at the third-annual ISU Research Day. Here’s what some of the many Cyclone Engineers at the event had to say the type of collaborators they are seeking – and the value of working with those across traditional discipline boundaries.
Author: Olivia Benjamin
Hands-on experience has been the key to Sam Simons’ (’18 mech engr) success in the automotive industry. As a student at Iowa State, he studied abroad in Italy, did an internship at Nexteer and a co-op at BMW – turned into a full-time position with the automaker.
FundISU is a new way for Cyclone Engineering alumni and friends to support the innovative work and research being done at Iowa State University. Nearly four years ago the Iowa State University Foundation implemented FundISU – a crowdfunding platform helps Iowa State University community members raise money to support projects that advance innovation, teaching and learning at the university and promote Iowa State’s mission to create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place.
Michelle Soupir, an associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, was named equity advisor for the College of Engineering. She will support the recruitment and advancement of women and faculty of color, and disseminate information and best practices to engineering departments. Soupir will also be engaged with ADVANCE activities at the university and college levels.
Kelvin T. Erickson (Ph.D. ’83 elec engr) was named Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of electrical and computer engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Erickson earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1983 and is an award-winning faculty member at Missouri S&T.