Author: Kristin Clague

“Jeopardy!” champion and ECpE alum Alan Johnson reflects on TV show experience and Iowa State’s impact

When Alan Johnson, 2006 graduate of Iowa State University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), appeared on the popular trivia television show “Jeopardy!” in mid-February 2021, he had been trying for years to become a contestant. His hard work paid off, literally, when he became a one-day champion of the show, taking first place … Continue reading “Jeopardy!” champion and ECpE alum Alan Johnson reflects on TV show experience and Iowa State’s impact

Three from MSE receive ISU COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards

Iowa State University has announced COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards to recognize the extraordinary and innovative ways Iowa Staters strived to overcome the challenges of the pandemic. Over 50 individuals and teams received awards, and 647 total people were nominated. Award recipients include three members of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering: Associate Professor Jun … Continue reading Three from MSE receive ISU COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards

In memory of David Nicholas: Inventor of digital encoding process used in fax machines

David C. Nicholas, Iowa State University electrical engineering graduate, passed away on Jan. 14, 2021, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Nicholas earned all three of his degrees (bachelor’s in 1967, master’s in 1968 and Ph.D. in 1971) in electrical engineering from what is now ISU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE). As a graduate student, … Continue reading In memory of David Nicholas: Inventor of digital encoding process used in fax machines

In memory of John “Jack” Cosgrove: ECpE Hall of Fame member, former CEO of Rockwell Collins

*Updated on Feb. 5, 2021. John “Jack” D. Cosgrove, Iowa State University 1956 electrical engineering graduate, passed away on Jan. 23, 2021. Cosgrove made a memorable impact on the electronics industry and on the lives of many students at Iowa State. During his time as a student, Cosgrove was in the Army ROTC and was … Continue reading In memory of John “Jack” Cosgrove: ECpE Hall of Fame member, former CEO of Rockwell Collins

MSE at Iowa State: Latest issue of Elements out now

The latest issue of Elements, the newsletter for alumni and friends of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University, is online now! Take a look at all we’ve been up to lately. Read the digital publication here: https://mailchi.mp/42be05237178/mse-elements-spring-2021  

ECpE at Iowa State: 2020 Impact Report out now

The 2020 Impact Report from the Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is out now! Take a look back at all that we’ve accomplished in the past year, and join us as we look ahead. Here in ECpE, The Future Is What We Do! Digital version: https://mailchi.mp/iastate/ece-at-iowa-state-2020-impact-report Interactive PDF: https://en.calameo.com/read/00495448586263ec5dc49 Printable PDF: … Continue reading ECpE at Iowa State: 2020 Impact Report out now

Visiting Mars with a virtual CyBot: Innovation in hands-on learning during COVID-19

In a normal semester, Iowa State University’s Introduction to Embedded Systems course in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) features a popular project simulating exploration of the surface of the planet Mars, using iRobot Roomba-based mobile robots fitted with microcontrollers, nicknamed CyBots, after Iowa State’s mascot Cy. The CyBot platform is an embedded … Continue reading Visiting Mars with a virtual CyBot: Innovation in hands-on learning during COVID-19

12 in ECpE receive #CyThx submissions

To celebrate effective teaching, advising and mentoring, the Iowa State University Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) partners with Learning Communities, Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Government, and Graduate and Professional Student Senate for the annual recognition project #CyThx at Iowa State University. In its third year, #CyThx once again promoted ISU’s Strategic Goal … Continue reading 12 in ECpE receive #CyThx submissions