Society of Women Engineers at Iowa State awarded Procter & Gamble grant

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) section at Iowa State was recently awarded a grant through the Procter & Gamble Fund Higher Education Grant Program. The grant, in the amount of $10,000, will help the section fund its regular activities as well as a variety of new ideas. The Procter & Gamble Fund Higher Education … Continue reading Society of Women Engineers at Iowa State awarded Procter & Gamble grant

Five students from Iowa State awarded NASA Fellowship

This fall, five Iowa State students were awarded research funding through the Iowa Space Grant Consortium program, a fellowship distributed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Students receiving the fellowship include undergraduate students Benjamin Huseman, Christian Setzer, and Rebecca Meerdink, and graduate students J. Eliseo De León and Mitchell Rock. The NASA Fellowship is … Continue reading Five students from Iowa State awarded NASA Fellowship

Collaboration between ABE and AerE saves funds while helping students

When faculty members from the Aerospace Engineering (AerE) department were in need of small steel bars used to test for failure, faculty from the Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) department stepped up to provide just that. Faculty members from the ABE department and the AerE department recently found a way to partner with one another … Continue reading Collaboration between ABE and AerE saves funds while helping students

Agricultural Engineering alumnus makes strides in sustainable agriculture research

Growing up on a farm in small town Iowa with an interest in science and farming, alumnus Bill Wilcke, found a home away from home at Iowa State, where he was able to combine his passions in the agricultural engineering program. It would inevitably lead him to the forefront of sustainable agriculture development and take him around … Continue reading Agricultural Engineering alumnus makes strides in sustainable agriculture research

ISU Material Advantage wins Most Outstanding Chapter Award for ninth year

After attending the national Materials Science and Technology Conference held in Pittsburgh from October 7 – 11, the  Iowa State Material Advantage (MA) chapter returned to Ames having received the Most Outstanding Chapter award. This is the ninth consecutive year the organization has earned this award, and MA members say it is a trend they will … Continue reading ISU Material Advantage wins Most Outstanding Chapter Award for ninth year

Mosher studies human impact on engineering designs in food and agricultural systems

While Gretchen Mosher is a newly appointed tenure track assistant professor in agriculture and biosystems engineering, she is not unfamiliar with life at Iowa State. Having completed every level of her education at Iowa State, Mosher is happy to find a permanent home in the College of Engineering and is eager to continue her research, … Continue reading Mosher studies human impact on engineering designs in food and agricultural systems

Electrical Engineering alumni has successful career in sales management

While many consider the study and application of engineering to be a branch of science involved only with design and structures, James Contardi, 1985 Iowa State electrical engineering alumnus, argues that engineering is more of a way of thinking. Contardi’s extensive career has brought him around the world and back, allowing him to grow primarily in … Continue reading Electrical Engineering alumni has successful career in sales management

School kids, Iowa State graduate students teach each other lessons in science

Symbi is known as “Iowa’s GK-12 Program.” It’s the only program of its kind in the state. It’s part of a National Science Foundation effort to put graduate students studying science, technology, engineering and math into K-12 classrooms. And it’s a chance for Iowa State students to inspire school students and their teachers with the … Continue reading School kids, Iowa State graduate students teach each other lessons in science

Food Safety and Grain Quality Researcher New Iowa State University Professor

AMES, Iowa — A researcher in food safety and grain quality has joined Iowa State University in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering . Gretchen Mosher, assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, started in August with duties in teaching and research. “Dr. Mosher’s research and teaching expertise will help our department to continue … Continue reading Food Safety and Grain Quality Researcher New Iowa State University Professor

CoE alum finds success in healthcare industry; begins role as CEO at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa

Dan Varnum didn’t know when he started in Iowa State’s industrial engineering program more than 30 years ago that he’d end up in the healthcare field. The journey that would take him there started during a co-op as an undergraduate and recently landed him in the position of chief executive officer at Mercy Medical Center … Continue reading CoE alum finds success in healthcare industry; begins role as CEO at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa