Honoring Roy Zingg

Roy James Zingg, alumnus and former professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, died Jan. 30, 2018, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa, at the age of 86. Zingg was born on Sept. 12, 1931, to Emil and Martha (Biekert) Zingg in Charles City, Iowa. Upon … Continue reading Honoring Roy Zingg

Remembering David Dow Robb

David “Dave” Dow Robb died Dec. 21, 2017, in Salina, Kansas, at the age of 95. Robb was a former professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Kansas. Robb was born on Feb. 13, 1922, … Continue reading Remembering David Dow Robb

Remembering Clayton Christensen

Clayton L. Christensen died Jan. 15, 2018, at the age of 95 in Storm Lake, Iowa. Christensen was an alumnus and former professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University. Christensen was born on July 7, 1922, in Moorhead, Iowa, to Tenus and Meddie (Losh) Christensen. Christensen was preceded … Continue reading Remembering Clayton Christensen

Cryptocurrency-funded STEM education

Two Iowa State University students went on a cryptocurrency-funded adventure overseas to inspire their dream project. August Domanchuk and Xander Apponi, computer engineering freshmen with the Department of  Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State, and technical communications freshman Jacob Hemmerich recently created a cryptocurrency-funded project with the goal of developing student-led communities in … Continue reading Cryptocurrency-funded STEM education

Hacking an easier way to understanding quantum theory

Brendon Geils and Victory Omole, seniors with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, make up two of the four-person team awarded the Hacker Prize at HackHarvard, at Harvard University, on Oct. 20-22, 2017. “I participated in my first hackathon (HackISU) in the fall of 2014, and I’ve been in love … Continue reading Hacking an easier way to understanding quantum theory

ECpE women inspired by Grace Hopper Celebration

Twenty Iowa State University students had the opportunity to attend the world’s largest gathering of women technologists in Orlando, Florida, from Oct. 4-6. Students from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), along with students from the student organizations Digital Women and Electrical, Computer and Software Engineers and Leaders (ECSEL), traveled to the event. … Continue reading ECpE women inspired by Grace Hopper Celebration

Making an early mark on healthcare

Few college freshmen have the opportunity to impact the world’s healthcare needs, but one Iowa State University student was given that chance. Shawn Flanigan became a joint first author on an innovative research paper as an undergraduate student at Iowa State. Beginning the research during his freshman year, the now junior studying mechanical engineering joined … Continue reading Making an early mark on healthcare

Four ECpE students race across the Outback

Photos and field reporting by Nick Fetty, Mechanical Engineering Communications Specialist. Four students with the of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) traveled across the Australian Outback with Team PrISUm in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge was a 3021-kilometer biennial race that began in Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory … Continue reading Four ECpE students race across the Outback

Hartmann and Laflamme honored at Iowa State Annual Awards

  Congratulations to Simon Laflamme and Beth Hartmann for being honored at the Iowa State University Annual Awards. Laflame is an associate professor with the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE), who also holds a courtesy appointment with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received the Award for Early Achievement in Research, … Continue reading Hartmann and Laflamme honored at Iowa State Annual Awards

Hegde named fellow for research in big data

Chinmay Hegde, assistant professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, has been named a Black & Veatch Building a World of Difference Faculty Fellow in Engineering. His research, focusing on algorithmic aspects of machine learning, was impactful in his nomination. It involves designing algorithms for extracting meaningful information from … Continue reading Hegde named fellow for research in big data