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Sarah Rajala receives James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering medallion

Sarah Rajala, dean of the Iowa State University College of Engineering, has been named the James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering and received her medallion at a campus ceremony Sept. 29. This deanship enables the college to leverage human and financial resources to increase the impact of education, research and engineering programs. … Continue reading Sarah Rajala receives James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering medallion

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ISU rededicates Marston Hall, home to the College of Engineering

Campus celebrates comprehensive renovations that preserve history and focus on educating future Cyclone Engineers On Thursday, Sept. 29, the campus community and public gathered to rededicate Marston Hall in a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on the building’s east lawn. Marston Hall, which has served as home to the College of Engineering at Iowa State University for … Continue reading ISU rededicates Marston Hall, home to the College of Engineering

Faculty and staff recognized during 2016 College of Engineering Convocation

On Sept. 8, Sarah Rajala, James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering, welcomed College of Engineering faculty and staff to the start of the new year with the 2016 Convocation. During the presentation, she discussed the past year’s accomplishments and goals for the next year, provided a financial update, and recognized new faculty and … Continue reading Faculty and staff recognized during 2016 College of Engineering Convocation

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering receives Number 1 ranking from U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News rankings: Iowa State’s ag/biosystems engineering ranks No. 1, Engineering ties for 22nd among public universities

U.S. News & World Report recently released the 2017 “Best Colleges” rankings, and Iowa State University’s agricultural and biosystems engineering program was ranked the country’s best. In biological/agricultural engineering, Iowa State is the No. 1 ranked program among all national universities, and 1st among public universities, a tie with Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. The … Continue reading U.S. News rankings: Iowa State’s ag/biosystems engineering ranks No. 1, Engineering ties for 22nd among public universities

College of Engineering enrollment reaches 9,645

The information below originally appeared in a story written by Annette Hacker with University News Service. Iowa State’s enrollment continues to flourish. The university’s official fall 2016 enrollment of 36,660 is the largest in school history, an increase of nearly 1.9 percent (659) over the previous record of 36,001 in fall 2015. In the last … Continue reading College of Engineering enrollment reaches 9,645

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Dean Rajala receives national ABET Fellow Award

Sarah Rajala, dean of the Iowa State University College of Engineering, has been named a 2016 ABET Fellow Award recipient. She will receive her award at an Oct. 28 event in Baltimore. ABET accredits higher education programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology – they accredit more than 3,500 programs … Continue reading Dean Rajala receives national ABET Fellow Award

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A new year, a new adventure!

The College of Engineering’s newly appointed associate dean for academic affairs Sriram Sundararajan shares his adventure at Iowa State and why he has so much to look forward to in his new role.  As the new academic year gets underway, I wanted to extend a welcome (back!) to all of our students, faculty and staff. I hope you all … Continue reading A new year, a new adventure!

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Sriram Sundararajan named associate dean for Iowa State University College of Engineering

Sriram Sundararajan has been named associate dean for academic affairs at the Iowa State University College of Engineering. The appointment took effect July 1. Sundararajan joined Iowa State in 2002 and is currently a professor in the mechanical engineering department. He also serves as professor in charge of the Engineering-Liberal Arts and Sciences Online Learning … Continue reading Sriram Sundararajan named associate dean for Iowa State University College of Engineering

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Uncovering a century of memories in Marston Hall

Kerry Dixon, project manager with facilities planning and management, reflects on the undertaking of renovating Marston Hall as the project is nearly complete.  As a facilities project manager at Iowa State University, I am fortunate to work on some really great jobs – new construction, building additions, major remodels and renovations of older structures. When I was assigned … Continue reading Uncovering a century of memories in Marston Hall

Iowa State University receives $2 million National Science Foundation grant to transform approaches to teaching and learning in electrical and computer engineering

AMES, Iowa – Students at Iowa State University majoring in electrical and computer engineering will greatly benefit from a new $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a new collaborative instructional model for course design that will transform their education and develop the next generation of engineers. Electrical and computer engineering … Continue reading Iowa State University receives $2 million National Science Foundation grant to transform approaches to teaching and learning in electrical and computer engineering

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Knowledge on Tap – Uniting Iowa State University and the Ames community

About the author: Allison Cargill is currently a mechanical engineering graduate student at Iowa State University working on biosensor development. She is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and completed her undergraduate degree at Purdue University. Allison moved to Ames in 2014 for graduate school and is a third generation Iowa State engineer.  What comes to mind when … Continue reading Knowledge on Tap – Uniting Iowa State University and the Ames community

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Gül Kremer named chair of Iowa State’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Gül Kremer has been named the C.G. “Turk” & Joyce A. Therkildsen Department Chair in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University. Her appointment officially begins Aug. 16. Since 2013, Kremer has held the position of professor of engineering design and industrial engineering at The Pennsylvania State University; and program officer in the … Continue reading Gül Kremer named chair of Iowa State’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Shifting perspective, increasing diversity

It’s no secret – there is a need to engage underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. We need diversity of thought and different ways of thinking as we work on solving important, multifaceted problems. When know that adding more ideas as we begin exploring these sorts of problems means everyone is not going to … Continue reading Shifting perspective, increasing diversity

Jiles named Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

David C. Jiles, Palmer Endowed Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, is among the new Fellows elected to the Learned Society of Wales in 2016. LSW Fellows are distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who are prominent figures within their respective academic disciplines or professions. The … Continue reading Jiles named Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

2016 Dean’s Student Leadership Award recipients named

Five College of Engineering students have received the Dean’s Student Leadership Award for 2016. The recipients are Christian Miller (senior in biological systems engineering), Erika Vaassen (December 2015 graduate in chemical engineering), Rebecca Harmon (senior in chemical engineering), Sheila Evans (senior in aerospace engineering) and Eli Reiser (senior in chemical engineering). Juniors and seniors are nominated for the award based … Continue reading 2016 Dean’s Student Leadership Award recipients named