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“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”

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