Civil Ladies in Engineering club relates exclusively to women in civil engineering

Rebecca Dailey is the pioneer of a brand new club on campus, Civil Ladies in Engineering. She had the idea last spring and recruited other women in the College of Engineering to form a cabinet and members of the faculty to be advisers. There is the Society of Women Engineers for women in any engineering … Continue reading Civil Ladies in Engineering club relates exclusively to women in civil engineering

CoE students visit Uganda to improve rural livelihoods

Summer provides opportunities for Iowa State students to apply their engineering skills to African agricultural practices and education. Two Iowa State student engineers visited the Kamuli District in Uganda this past summer with different groups and for different projects. However, they shared the same goal: enhance the quality of life in rural African communities. Hand-operated … Continue reading CoE students visit Uganda to improve rural livelihoods

ISU study to demystify Hollywood’s science fiction guns

You’ve probably seen a bullpup gun even if you don’t know what it is. Millions of moviegoers have seen the futuristic-looking guns appear in the hands of Peacekeepers, the militarized law enforcers of the dystopian Capitol government in “The Hunger Games” films. The unusual shapes of bullpup guns have also been featured in many past … Continue reading ISU study to demystify Hollywood’s science fiction guns

Alumni couple makes gift of more than $22 million to Iowa State

This story was first published by the Iowa State University News Service Two alumni who wish to remain anonymous recently made a gift of more than $22 million to Iowa State University, benefiting two priorities on campus. A portion of the gift will likely support Iowa State’s planned Student Innovation Center. Public funding for the project … Continue reading Alumni couple makes gift of more than $22 million to Iowa State

Lifehacker Career Spotlight: Elizabeth Bierman

Iowa State University alumna Elizabeth Bierman is a senior project engineer at Honeywell Aerospace where she specializes in avionics and is the president of the Society of Women Engineers. Bierman, who received her degree in aerospace engineering from ISU, works a wide variety of bright minds to create the technologies that guide aircraft to their destinations, is a mother … Continue reading Lifehacker Career Spotlight: Elizabeth Bierman

Iowa State says goodbye to one of its most consistent players

Mechanical engineering senior Spencer Thornton geared up for final Iowa State home game on Nov. 29. The Iowa State long snapper has flown under the radar and is rarely talked about. Last Saturday, Thornton finally got his due. Thornton, perhaps the most under-appreciated and consistent player for Iowa State the last three seasons, was honored during Senior Day … Continue reading Iowa State says goodbye to one of its most consistent players

HARMAN and Iowa State University host an “Innovative” event

Written by Joanna Pisani, Global Manager, Internal Communications, HARMAN Innovation was the theme of the evening at the HARMAN / Iowa State University event that took place November 6 at the NYC Flagship location. Hosted by EVP & President of Automotive Services David Slump and Iowa State University College of Engineering Dean Sarah Rajala, the … Continue reading HARMAN and Iowa State University host an “Innovative” event

Pittsburgh’s New Immigrants: Iowa State alum, CMU president Subra Suresh makes the case for diversity

The guest of honor was running late. The 85 students waiting for him were patient, though, because it was a beautiful fall day, and they shared a special bond with the man coming to join them. Each of the students was born in another nation and had chosen to come to Carnegie Mellon University to … Continue reading Pittsburgh’s New Immigrants: Iowa State alum, CMU president Subra Suresh makes the case for diversity

Richard LeSar named an AAAS Fellow

For his work advancing materials science, statistics, animal science and biophysics, Richard LeSar, the Lynn Gleason Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is one of four Iowa State researchers to have been named 2014 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). LeSar, who is also … Continue reading Richard LeSar named an AAAS Fellow

New courses in biorenewables leverage Iowa NSF EPSCoR

The Biorenewable Resources and Technology (BRT) Program at Iowa State University is growing with the help of Iowa NSF EPSCoR support and faculty expertise. The graduate program was the first in biorenewable resources established in the United States. It pulls faculty from 16 academic departments and five colleges for a truly interdisciplinary experience. Iowa NSF … Continue reading New courses in biorenewables leverage Iowa NSF EPSCoR