Author: Anna Toot

Engineering a new club

Charlie Wickham’s passion for theme parks started at a young age. Like other students interested in pursuing a career in the amusement park industry, Wickham started building his own models out of K’Nex and Legos. He eventually took his passion for design to a bigger stage: designing the theme park engineering group at Iowa State … Continue reading Engineering a new club

An interdisciplinary path to plant root research

No day is “just a normal day” in Ludovico Cademartiri’s research group. Not when there are so many questions to answer about crop plants using a convergence of materials science and engineering, genetics, predictive phenomics and chemical engineering. “We are working on many exploratory projects, including answering some fundamental questions about plant communication and challenging … Continue reading An interdisciplinary path to plant root research

Fall 2019 student marshal and outstanding seniors honored

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 December 21. Click the names to read individual features about each student.   Student Marshal – Nicholas Wijaya     Major: Aerospace … Continue reading Fall 2019 student marshal and outstanding seniors honored

Nicholas Wijaya named fall 2019 student marshal

Student Marshal – Nicholas Wijaya  Major: Aerospace engineering  Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia GPA: 3.95 Career goal: Become an aerospace engineer who participates actively in the future innovations in the engineering world.   Clubs/activities: Aerospace Mentorship Program, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Indonesian Student Association,  Awards/honors: Highest GPA in Aerospace Engineering, Dean’s list, Boeing Company Award, Tau … Continue reading Nicholas Wijaya named fall 2019 student marshal

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Sarah Baratta

Sarah Baratta Major: Electrical engineering, emphasis in VLSI (Very-large-scale integration) Minor: International studies, focus in science and technology in Asia GPA: 3.84 Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa Career goal: To be passionate and interested in what I do (and not dread going to work!) Clubs/activities: Engr 160 and Cpr E 381 teaching assistant  Awards/honors: Dean’s List, … Continue reading Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Sarah Baratta

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Nathaniel Hall

Nathaniel Hall Major: Agricultural engineering with emphasis in power and machinery GPA: 3.81 Hometown: Brooklyn, Iowa Career goal: My goal is to design machines that improve people’s lives. Clubs/activities: Theta Chi Fraternity, ISU ITEC Robotics Club, ABE Peer Mentor, Student Innovation Center Lab Technician Favorite place on campus:  I enjoy hanging out and talking with … Continue reading Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Nathaniel Hall

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Michael Peterson

Michael Peterson Major: Industrial engineering GPA: 3.87 Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa Career goal: To assume an executive position with Procter & Gamble and become an expert in multiple areas of the business.  Clubs/activities: Engineering Career Fair executive team, Engineer’s Week committee member, FarmHouse Fraternity, ISU Sports Analytics Club Awards/honors: 2019 Most Innovative Project Award (Boeing’sIndustrial … Continue reading Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Michael Peterson

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Kyle Jackson

Kyle Jackson Major: Chemical engineering Minor: Biology and Spanish GPA: 3.93 Hometown: Winterset, Iowa Career goal: Emergency medicine physician or a surgeon after graduating from medical school. Clubs/activities: Pre-Medical Club, Chemical engineering Peer Mentor, University Honors Program, SALT Company Awards/honors: Dean’s List, Summa Cum Laude, Erwin and DeLoris Whitney Scholarship in Chemical Engineering, Tau Beta … Continue reading Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Kyle Jackson

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Kevin Oran

Kevin Oran Major: Computer engineering and mechanical engineering GPA: 3.73 Hometown: Elkhorn, Nebraska Clubs/activities: Cardinal Space Mining, Triangle Fraternity, ISU Marching Band Awards/honors: Dean’s List, Iowa State University Honors Program, George Washington Carver Scholar, National Merit Finalist, Eagle Scout What is your overall career goal? Complete a master’s degree then work as an engineer on … Continue reading Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Kevin Oran

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Kayla Youngblood

Kayla Youngblood Major: Construction engineering, mechanical emphasis GPA: 3.59 Hometown: Jefferson, Iowa Career goal: To be a successful project manager for a construction company I am passionate about Clubs/activities: Sigma Kappa, Mechanical Contractors Association, Associated General Contractors, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Awards/honors: Dean’s List, Green Energy Challenge: Best Presenter Award, Cardinal Scholarship Favorite place on … Continue reading Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Kayla Youngblood

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Jens Dancer

Jens Dancer Major: Civil engineering, environmental emphasis, and Spanish GPA: 3.69 Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa Career goal: I hope to one day own my own business Clubs/activities: Freshmen Leaders in Engineering, ISU Triathlon Club, Cyclone Aide, Cyclone Aide Adviser, Admissions Outreach Ambassadors Awards/honors: Dean’s List, Dean Farnsworth Scholarship in Civil Engineering, Asphalt Paving Association of … Continue reading Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Jens Dancer

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Jaclyn Ralfs

Jaclyn Ralfs Major: Software Engineering Minor: General Business GPA: 3.86 Hometown: Durant, Iowa Career goal: Overall in my career, I want to be continually challenged and given opportunities to learn. The tech industry is constantly changing and I want a career that keeps up with the newest technologies and their capabilities! Clubs/activities: Alpha Gamma Delta, … Continue reading Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Jaclyn Ralfs

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Danielle Ufheil

Danielle Ufheil Major: Biological Systems Engineering, emphasis in Biorenewable Resources Minor: Spanish GPA: 3.59 Hometown: Lake Zurich, Illinois Career goal: My overall career goal is to be able to apply my passion for sustainability to the development of innovative methods for repurposing and mitigating organic wastes.  Clubs/activities: Engineers Without Borders, CoE Peer Mentor, Engineers for … Continue reading Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Danielle Ufheil

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Courtney Smyth

Courtney Smyth Major: Mechanical engineering Minor: Biomedical engineering GPA: 4.0 Hometown: Solon, Iowa Career goal: Work in a clinic as a CPO (Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist) to help patients in regaining their mobility, as well as being a lecturer/faculty member for one of the prosthetics and orthotics master’s programs across the country. Clubs/activities: Honors Program Student Ambassador, … Continue reading Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Courtney Smyth

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Charlotte Brandenburg

Charlotte Brandenburg Major: Materials engineering: emphasis in metals and polymers Minor: Mathematics and German GPA: 3.84 Hometown: Cedar Falls, Iowa Career goal: To be a materials researcher at NASA Clubs/activities: PrISUm Solar Car Team, Osteoceramics Research Lab, Teaching Assistant Awards/honors: Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society Favorite place on campus: Lagomarcino courtyard in spring and … Continue reading Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Charlotte Brandenburg