In the summer months, few people can afford to run their air conditioning 24 hours a day. And even if you could afford it, there are times during the day when you just don’t need it. Steven Hoff, an Iowa State University professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, thinks the same logic should apply to …Continue reading “Nuisance farm odor is subject of ABE prof’s research”
Karl Gschneidner, Distinguished Professor in the College of Engineering, spoke before a congressional panel on March 16 about the lack of rare-earth research in the United States today and how an increase in that research could create multiple new industries. A news release from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory is available here, and …Continue reading “MSE prof speaks to Congress about rare-earth research”
Several members of the Iowa State chapter of Engineers Without Borders will travel to Belize in Central America to help that country overcome poverty. Read the Iowa State Daily story here .
Tom Daniels, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been chosen as one of the winners of a 2010 Prometheus Award from the Technology Association of Iowa. His award, to be given in April, is for Innovation in Education: Best Use of Innovation in Teaching. Read the TAI press release …Continue reading “Tom Daniels wins technology award”
Ross Morrow, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and economics, is cited in The New York Times Dot Earth blog as one of the authors in a soon-to-be-released report from Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he was formerly a fellow. Read the blog here. Morrow was also interviewed by Bloomberg Television, and …Continue reading “ME professor discusses fuel tax in NY Times Dot Earth blog”
Michelle Brus, a senior at Davenport West High School, received a $2,000 scholarship from the QCESC (Quad City Engineering and Science Council). Throughout high school, Michelle has taken five Project Lead the Way courses. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Drama Tech Crew, and the Marching and Concert Bands, as well as a cocaptain of the …Continue reading “2010 QCESC scholarship recipient a PLTW student”
Three engineering students, two from IMSE and one from ECpE, are among those competing for three $5,000 prizes in the annual Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan awards program. The student companies already won a regional business plan competition early this year. Read the Tribune story here.
Clay Anderson, who got his MS in aerospace engineering in 1983 at Iowa State, is preparing for another trip to the International Space Station in April. Read the Radio Iowa story.
Professor Charles Hurburgh, of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, has published an article in Pork magazine about the quality of the corn that was harvested last fall. Read the entire story here.
The Iowa State Daily carried a story about the advantages of multidisciplinary research to students regarding communication and collaboration. Read the entire store here.
You’ve held your breath and grimaced as your car bounced over another big pothole. Iowans are probably going to have to get used to it, says an Iowa State University pavement expert. “You better buckle yourself in,” said Christopher Williams, an associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering and the manager of the Asphalt Materials …Continue reading “CCEE researcher may help with those potholes”
Iowa Project Lead the Way supporters will host a legislative showcase in the Iowa state capitol rotunda on Tuesday, March 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a national nonprofit organization established to help schools give middle and high school students the knowledge they need to excel in high-tech …Continue reading “Project Lead the Way to showcase at the capitol”
Researchers from nearly every department in the College of Engineering have been awarded federal grant money compliments of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Read the entire story here.
Jonathan Salvador, a senior in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has just released an iPhone app. This particular app tracks the local transit system (CyRide) schedules and Twitter feed from an iPhone, iPod Touch, or the soon-to-be-released iPad so the user has continuous access to bus schedules and cancellations. Read a little more …Continue reading “ECpE senior releases CyRide app for iPhone”