Author: eedebner

CoE alum Patrick Ferdig named Global Director of Alliances and Channels at CloudCraze

Patrick M. Ferdig, who is a Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering alumnus, recently joined the company CloudCraze – a leading provider of customer engagement commerce on the Salesforce1 Platform – as Director of Alliances and Channels. “Global systems integrators are seeing a growing need to deliver Salesforce-centric eCommerce solutions to their customers around the world,” Executive … Continue reading CoE alum Patrick Ferdig named Global Director of Alliances and Channels at CloudCraze

Engineers Without Borders teaches about poverty, water scarcity

This week, Engineers Without Borders aimed to educate the ISU and Ames community about the issue of poverty in and outside of America with Poverty Awareness Week. It started on Monday outside Parks Library with a water walk organized by Engineers Without Borders member Ha Lim Jeong, sophomore in mechanical engineering. Participants pumped water into a … Continue reading Engineers Without Borders teaches about poverty, water scarcity

Boeing’s Chris Chadwick: ‘We are synonymous with manned space. If that market develops, we’ll be there’

It has been a difficult week for the space industry, but the boss of one of the world’s largest military contractors, BDSS, believes the company has a big part to play in manned spacecraft. Chris Chadwick, who is a Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering alumnus, likes to talk about capability. Indeed, he uses the … Continue reading Boeing’s Chris Chadwick: ‘We are synonymous with manned space. If that market develops, we’ll be there’

Jonathan Claussen: Designing disease detection and prevention technologies

An expert in nanotechnology and microfabrication recently joined Iowa State University to advance medical science with an engineering perspective. After watching individuals, families and communities slowly succumb to debilitating diseases – like Alzheimer’s, cancer and type-2 diabetes – throughout his life, Jonathan Claussen is determined to find a way to relieve the effects of these … Continue reading Jonathan Claussen: Designing disease detection and prevention technologies

College of Engineering alum appointed to National Coal Council

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz recently appointed Iowa State alum Maohong Fan (PhDME’00) to serve as a member of the National Coal Council – a federal advisory group that provides recommendations and guidance on policy issues pertaining to coal. “I am appointing you to represent the viewpoints of universities with curricula in chemical engineering, as applied to … Continue reading College of Engineering alum appointed to National Coal Council

Iowa State University virtual reality system simulates the International Space Station

Written by Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service They say space is the final frontier, but it’s just another day at the office at Iowa State University’s Virtual Reality Applications Center. Instead of boldly going in a starship capable of warp speeds, Nir Keren, an associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, can reach … Continue reading Iowa State University virtual reality system simulates the International Space Station

Mechanical engineering alum and Indian American doctor Subra Suresh honoured

Subra Suresh (MSME’79) will be inducted into the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in recognition of his research into cell mechanics related to malaria, blood diseases and certain types of cancer. Suresh would be one of the only 16 living Americans to be elected to all three national academies — IOM, National Academy of Sciences and National Academy … Continue reading Mechanical engineering alum and Indian American doctor Subra Suresh honoured

Minor in music technology: 5 years later

Five years after its implementation, the minor in music technology has proven to be very successful. Its creator, Dr. Christopher Hopkins, and music department adviser Kevin Judge have witnessed high enrollment and completion of the required coursework supporting its popularity among students. The program is designed to help students creatively apply the use of technology … Continue reading Minor in music technology: 5 years later

ISU programs encourage young women to pursue career in STEM fields

ISU’s Women in Science and Engineering program, commonly referred to as WiSE, aims to equal the gender playing field in science, technology, engineering and math fields. WiSE has been encouraging female primary school students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Various activities and outreach programs have been designed to increase interest and … Continue reading ISU programs encourage young women to pursue career in STEM fields

Visions Across America: Richard Schmidgall

Written by Carole Gieseke – Chief Communications Officer, Iowa State University Alumni Association Photography by Jim Heemstra Like so many other Iowa State aerospace engineering graduates, Richard Schmidgall began his career with the U.S. space program at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas – and never left. The 1983 grad from Mackinaw, Ill., was first … Continue reading Visions Across America: Richard Schmidgall

Visions Across America: Steve, Shawn and Scott Foutch

Written by Carole Gieseke – Chief Communications Officer, Iowa State University Alumni Association Photography by Jim Heemstra Steve, Shawn, and Scott Foutch saw a need for quality apartments in St. Joseph, Mo. And they saw a building they could purchase for next to nothing. With a $32 million renovation, the 455,000-square-foot Mitchell Park Plaza was … Continue reading Visions Across America: Steve, Shawn and Scott Foutch

Better biodiesel: ISU graduate students receive grant to continue biochar research

Having a job while in college can be stressful, but creating your own company is a whole other briquette in the fire.For for mechanical engineering grad students Bernardo Del Campo, Juan Proano and Matthew Kieffer, that is their reality. Their company, Artichar, works to sell the bio-renewable product called Biochar, a charcoal-like substance used as a carbon … Continue reading Better biodiesel: ISU graduate students receive grant to continue biochar research