Author: Kristene Dontje

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ISU students reflect on aerospace engineering competition experience

Two Iowa State students traveled to Washington D.C. in April to support the regional champions who competed in the national Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) competition. First year aerospace engineering students Ryan Himmelblau and Floyd “Richie” Richardson participated in the challenge as near-peer mentors to two high school teams. The teams had to create an … Continue reading ISU students reflect on aerospace engineering competition experience

Teaching beyond the classroom: ME course integrates web conferencing software

Michael Olsen, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is bringing web conferencing software into the classroom, creating virtual help sessions where students interact, ask questions, and get answers. Initially, Olsen used the technology, Adobe Connect, to manage increasing class sizes. What resulted was a new space for learning that students are quick to embrace. The mechanical … Continue reading Teaching beyond the classroom: ME course integrates web conferencing software

Undergraduate researchers love the lab

Three chemical engineering students are getting a sneak peak into hands-on research as undergraduate research assistants. Thanks to an undergraduate research opportunity, Katelyn Dahlke, Scott Meester, and Drew Sikkema are running experiments on polymer micro-emulsions under the guidance of Jennifer O’Donnell, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering. Dahlke, a sophomore, first heard about undergraduate … Continue reading Undergraduate researchers love the lab

Dennis Muilenburg, Leonard Rodman, Richard Stanley, Elizabeth Anderlik

Four from CoE honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards

Each spring, the ISU Alumni Association honors alumni and friends at the Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration. On April 20, 2012, the university will present its highest awards, including the Distinguished Alumni Award, Honorary Alumni Award, and Order of the Knoll Awards. This year, four alumni and friends of the College of Engineering will be honored … Continue reading Four from CoE honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards

From left: Devon Eilers, Kerrick Staley, and Bryce Sandlund make up the Cy5 team

Iowa State team to go to world finals in Poland

Kerrick Staley, senior in computer engineering, is part of an interdisciplinary team of students that will participate in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) world finals in Warsaw, Poland, this spring. Coached by Simanta Mitra, senior lecturer in computer science, Staley and teammates Bryce Sandlund, junior in computer science, and … Continue reading Iowa State team to go to world finals in Poland

Cody Hoover stands in front of an Iowa State University sign at the Des Moines Airport, before he starts his trip to Denmark.

Student awarded Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Denmark

Cody Hoover, junior in software engineering, was selected to receive a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to supplement his studies in Denmark. Sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Gilman Scholarship Program supports students with limited financial means who wish to study abroad. “Any job now, but engineering in … Continue reading Student awarded Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Denmark

David Jiles

Jiles named Honorary Fellow

David Jiles, distinguished professor and Palmer endowed chair of electrical and computer engineering, traveled to Chennai, India, to receive recognition as the 2011 elected Honorary Fellow of the Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ISNT). Jiles was elected for his work on magnetic methods for non-destructive evaluation (NDE). Over the last ten years, he has collaborated … Continue reading Jiles named Honorary Fellow

Assistant professor delves into the business of bioenergy

A year into a new role as an assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, Guiping Hu enjoys the added opportunities to help students pursue their own studies, not to mention exploring an unexpected realm of interdisciplinary collaboration. Hu, who was promoted from lecturer in January 2010, says her previous experiences teaching undergraduate courses … Continue reading Assistant professor delves into the business of bioenergy

Guiping Hu

Assistant professor delves into the business of bioenergy

A year into a new role as an assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, Guiping Hu enjoys the added opportunities to help students pursue their own studies, not to mention exploring an unexpected realm of interdisciplinary collaboration. By training, Hu is an industrial engineer with a focus on operations research, supply chain management, … Continue reading Assistant professor delves into the business of bioenergy

Kyle Debelak, Student Marshal

Student marshal and outstanding senior nominees to be honored at fall commencement

Kyle Debelak, senior in materials engineering, has been named the College of Engineering student marshal for the fall 2011 commencement ceremonies scheduled for December 17. He will be accompanied by Steve Martin, Distinguished Professor of materials science and engineering (MSE). Debelak will graduate with honors in materials engineering—with an emphasis on ceramics and polymers—and German. … Continue reading Student marshal and outstanding senior nominees to be honored at fall commencement

Doug Jacobson

Jacobson awarded for contributions to information security education

Douglas Jacobson, University professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Iowa State Information Assurance Center, was recently recognized with a 2011 Security 7 Award from the Information Security magazine for his work with information security education. Each year, the magazine honors seven professionals who have done work in the realm of information … Continue reading Jacobson awarded for contributions to information security education

CySat Team

Engineering students awarded NASA grant for satellite proposal

Christopher Reis, senior in electrical engineering, and a team of undergraduate and graduate students from across the engineering college recently won a $4,000 grant from NASA to build a nanosatellite, or a satellite with a 1kg maximum mass, called CySat. The satellite will meet CubeSat qualifications, which were conceived as an economic alternative for universities … Continue reading Engineering students awarded NASA grant for satellite proposal

Cake Engineering

Mary Burroughs is a senior civil engineering student with a passion for design that has led her to create her own custom cake business, Cake Engineering. Inspired to attend a fondant-making class offered by a local Michaels Stores her senior year of high school, she made herself a graduation cake much like those made on … Continue reading Cake Engineering

Cake Engineering

Civil engineering senior Mary Burroughs combines strategic planning, problem solving, and her own artistic flair in her hobby-turned-business called Cake Engineering. It started during her senior year of high school when Burroughs decided to make herself a cake. But, she didn’t want it to be just any cake. Inspired by Food Network reality TV shows … Continue reading Cake Engineering