The vast opportunities of an engineer

Finding success in the energy industry and now pursuing a career in the audio industry, David Slump’s determined attitude and need for constant challenge demonstrates that engineers can find opportunities in non-traditional places. Growing up outside Chicago, Slump knew he wanted to attend a university that offered a hands-on engineering experience. Iowa State offered him … Continue reading The vast opportunities of an engineer

Cyber test lab at Iowa State University will simulate threats on national grid

Academics and researchers at Iowa State University have developed a cyber test bed that can simulate all sorts of Internet-based attacks on computer networks, and will soon begin using this test bed to simulate attacks on portions of the national electricity grid. With the help of $500,000 in seed money from the U.S. Department of … Continue reading Cyber test lab at Iowa State University will simulate threats on national grid

ECpE student’s company wins Dream Big Grow Here regional competition

Go Topless Glassware, a company started by Cody Henke, senior in electrical engineering, and Chris Perkins, recently won a $5,000 grant from the Dream Big Grow Here regional competition. Go Topless creates high-quality drinking glasses from recycled bottles through an almost entirely green process. Read the full story.

Teams compete in ISU’s Cyber Defense Competition

Over 130 Iowa State students worked in teams to build, secure, and defend networks against experienced computer security professionals acting as hackers at Iowa State University’s Cyber Defense Competition on Saturday, October 15. The Iowa State University Information Assurance Center, in association with the Internet-Scale Event and Attack Generation Environment (ISEAGE) Laboratory, and the Information … Continue reading Teams compete in ISU’s Cyber Defense Competition

Iowa State receives multi-million dollar grant to develop new PhD program in Wind Energy Science, Engineering, and Policy

Iowa State University will soon become the first institution to award students PhD degrees in Wind Energy Science, Engineering, and Policy (WESEP) thanks to a $3.1 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program. James McCalley, Murray J. and Ruth M. Harpole Professor in Electrical Engineering, … Continue reading Iowa State receives multi-million dollar grant to develop new PhD program in Wind Energy Science, Engineering, and Policy

Dobson joins ECpE

Ian Dobson joins the ECpE department as the inaugural recipient of the Arend J. and Verna V. Sandbulte Professorship in Engineering. This endowed professorship was established in 2010 to support an elite faculty member in electric energy. Dobson received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cambridge University in 1978 and his PhD in electrical engineering … Continue reading Dobson joins ECpE

ECpE welcomes new assistant professor

Faxian Xiu joined Iowa State’s electrical and computer engineering department this fall as an assistant professor. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in materials science and engineering from the Harbin Institute of Technology and the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2000 and 2002, respectively, and his PhD in electrical engineering from the University … Continue reading ECpE welcomes new assistant professor

CoE alumni help develop equipment plant trees at 9/11 Memorial site

Living in small-town Iowa doesn’t keep someone from impacting the world. Chris Holland (BSEE ’99), president of Holland Moving & Rigging (HMR) Supplies in Forest City, Iowa, helped bring a symbol of hope, renewal, and rebirth to the families of 9/11 victims. He designed equipment to plant trees at New York City’s 9/11 Memorial Plaza, … Continue reading CoE alumni help develop equipment plant trees at 9/11 Memorial site

CoE alumni help develop equipment to bring trees to 9/11 memorial site

Living in small-town Iowa doesn’t keep someone from impacting the world. Chris Holland (BSEE ’99), president of Holland Moving & Rigging (HMR) Supplies in Forest City, Iowa, helped bring a symbol of hope, renewal, and rebirth to the families of 9/11 victims. He designed equipment to plant trees in New York City’s 9/11 Memorial Plaza, … Continue reading CoE alumni help develop equipment to bring trees to 9/11 memorial site

Computer engineering students’ iPhone apps generate downloads, sales

Since November, thousands of people have downloaded the iAnimal series, Zombie Strategies: Prepare, and D&D Helper iPhone applications. Users of those apps may be surprised to learn that the apps were created by Iowa State University computer engineering students. The students developed the apps as part of a course assignment in a new embedded systems … Continue reading Computer engineering students’ iPhone apps generate downloads, sales