Author: Megan Sager

Iowa State’s IEEE-HKN chapter receives outstanding chapter award

Iowa State University’s chapter of the Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineering (IEEE)–Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) was one of 24 chapters awarded the 2016-17 IEEE-HKN Outstanding Chapter Award.   “IEEE-HKN has around 250 chapters worldwide and about 20 chapters are selected each year to receive the IEEE-HKN Outstanding Chapter Award,” IEEE-HKN Nu Chapter President Stephanie Engelhardt said. “This … Continue reading Iowa State’s IEEE-HKN chapter receives outstanding chapter award

Two ECpE alumni honored with university’s highest awards

Two alumni from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University and Rockwell Collins, an industry member of  ECpE’s external advisory council, were honored April 20 at Iowa State’s 2018 Distinguished Award Celebration. The celebration is an annual event hosted jointly by the Iowa State Alumni Association, who presents the Distinguished Alumni Award and … Continue reading Two ECpE alumni honored with university’s highest awards

Two ECpE engineers receive prestigious NSF CAREER awards

Iowa State’s College of Engineering is celebrating the seven CAREER awards received by College faculty. “This year, three assistant professors of ECpE competed for the prestigious NSF CAREER award, and two were selected,” Professor and Palmer Department Chair Ashfaq Khokhar said. “This is indeed a phenomenal success! The history of national level recognition of young … Continue reading Two ECpE engineers receive prestigious NSF CAREER awards

Remembering Ralph F. Schlenker

Ralph F. Schlenker died on March 16, 2018, in Indianola, Iowa, at the age of 90. Schlenker was an alumnus of electrical engineering with the present Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, graduating in 1949.  He worked with the Iowa Power & Light Co., starting as a student intern upon graduation, serving … Continue reading Remembering Ralph F. Schlenker

Engineering a career with Tesla

“Your gender shouldn’t determine what you can and cannot do,” Huber said. Accomplishing a variety of professional experiences, Sarah Huber faced the unique challenges of being a female in the male dominate world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Sarah Huber graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Department of Electrical … Continue reading Engineering a career with Tesla

Women’s History Month: Pioneering female electrical engineers: Carol Fisher

Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series highlighting alumnae, faculty and students. This is the first in a multi-part series. Click here for more Women’s History Month coverage. While Alice (Churchill) Camerlengo was the first female at Iowa State University to earn a degree in electrical engineering in … Continue reading Women’s History Month: Pioneering female electrical engineers: Carol Fisher

Women’s History Month: Pioneering Female Electrical Engineers

Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series highlighting alumnae, faculty and students. This is the first in a multi-part series. Click here for more Women’s History Month coverage. In the early 20th century, few women were applying to engineering programs. When formerly-named Iowa State College’s first female … Continue reading Women’s History Month: Pioneering Female Electrical Engineers

Black History Month: ECpE’s first African-American graduate

Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is celebrating Black History Month with a series highlighting alumni, faculty and students. This is the first in a multi-part series. Click here for more Black History Month coverage. It’s hard to imagine Iowa State University’s campus without Parks Library or the Memorial Union in the early 1900s. It’s … Continue reading Black History Month: ECpE’s first African-American graduate

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