Author: Laura Millsaps

Hashemi joins ASEE Virtual Communities of Practice

Nastaran Hashemi, William March Scholar in Mechanical Engineering and assistant professor, has been accepted to join the American Society for Engineering Education’s Virtual Communities of Practice. The program, supported by the National Science Foundation, creates web-based networking for faculty development. The goal of the collaborative effort is to develop research-based instructional practices and classroom teaching … Continue reading Hashemi joins ASEE Virtual Communities of Practice

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Jacobson wins IEEE award for education innovation

Doug Jacobson, University Professor of electrical and computer engineering and IEEE fellow, was presented with a 2012 Major Educational Innovation Award from the IEEE Educational Activities Board at a ceremony held in Austin, Texas, February 15. The award recognized Jacobson’s career in instruction and educational outreach, citing him for “creating innovative materials that support the … Continue reading Jacobson wins IEEE award for education innovation

Iowa State civil engineering alum stresses importance of licensed engineering

For Mike Conzett, promoting engineering licensure is an incredibly important means of guaranteeing a standard of professionalism in the field. Conzett, an Iowa State University civil engineering alumnus, has been a licensed professional engineer since 1982. “It’s taking your work and standing behind it,” he says. And he’s made it a personal and professional goal … Continue reading Iowa State civil engineering alum stresses importance of licensed engineering

Hashemi invited to attend NAS symposium

Nastaran Hashemi, William March Scholar in Mechanical Engineering and assistant professor, has been invited to attend the National Academy of Sciences Indo-American Frontiers in Science, being held April 7-10, in Agra, India. The symposium is designed to create a collaborative environment by bringing together outstanding young scientists from diverse disciplines to share their research. “I … Continue reading Hashemi invited to attend NAS symposium

Students gain experience from work, study abroad programs

Iowa State University engineering students thinking about what to do this summer still have a chance to combine work experience or study with summer travel abroad. The College of Engineering’s Office of International Engagement is currently accepting applications for a variety of programs. Shannon Miner, adviser and coordinator for international engagement, said international travel is … Continue reading Students gain experience from work, study abroad programs

Walkup: “an engineer can do anything”

Iowa State engineering alumnus Bob Walkup will tell you, more than once, what he thinks about engineering and engineers. “Engineers can do anything. It’s that simple,” he says. “That was my father’s motto, and it became mine. I truly believe it.” Walkup’s father, Joseph Walkup, was the general engineering department head at Iowa State University … Continue reading Walkup: “an engineer can do anything”

Pleasant Valley wins 2013 High School Science Bowl

Pleasant Valley High School of Bettendorf defeated Dubuque Wahlert High School (Dubuque, IA) 74-44 to capture the 2013 Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional High School Science Bowl on Jan. 26. Pleasant Valley, which lost only one match all day — the very first match of the morning qualifying round, advances to the Department of Energy’s … Continue reading Pleasant Valley wins 2013 High School Science Bowl

Iowa State’s Levitas publishes papers in PNAS, Physical Review B

Valery Levitas, Schafer 2050 Challenge Professor and faculty member of aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering, and his collaborators from Texas Tech University were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Ji C., Levitas V. I. et al., PNAS, 2012, 109, 19108-19112), the world’s foremost interdisciplinary journal. … Continue reading Iowa State’s Levitas publishes papers in PNAS, Physical Review B

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Iowa State leads NSF Center for e-Design

Iowa State University, known for teaming up with industry in its research endeavors, is now taking that partnership approach to a new level as the lead institution in the Center for e-Design. The Center for e-Design is a collaborative research partnership organized and funded under the National Science Foundation’s Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC). … Continue reading Iowa State leads NSF Center for e-Design

Student team gains runner-up at Dwolla hackathon

A team of Iowa State University seniors in computer and software engineering was runner-up of the “Best Mashup API” prize category at a hackathon hosted by Dwolla, the Des Moines based e-commerce company that provides online and mobile payment systems. The 24-hour Old MacDonald Hackathon, held Dec. 1, challenged teams of up to five people … Continue reading Student team gains runner-up at Dwolla hackathon

Graduate research and teaching excellence awards announced

The Graduate College has recognized 14 engineering graduate students for their outstanding achievements in research and teaching through research and teaching excellence awards. Graduate students are recognized each semester and summer session. Research excellence awards recognize the highest quality theses and dissertation work produced by graduate students. Teaching excellence awards recognize outstanding achievement in instruction. … Continue reading Graduate research and teaching excellence awards announced

CoE student marshal, outstanding seniors named for fall 2012 commencement

Pavel (Pasha) Beresnev, senior in civil engineering, will serve as the College of Engineering’s student marshal for the fall 2012 commencement ceremony held Saturday, Dec. 15. He will be accompanied by Say Kee Ong, a professor in the civil, construction, and environmental engineering department. Beresnev doubled-majored in civil engineering and French, and was awarded a … Continue reading CoE student marshal, outstanding seniors named for fall 2012 commencement

David Oliver named interim VP of research, economic development

Iowa State University’s Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost has announced that David Oliver, professor of genetics, development and cell biology, and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS), has been named interim vice president of research and economic development for Iowa State, effective January 1, 2013. He will succeed … Continue reading David Oliver named interim VP of research, economic development

Charles Fiterman, engineering alum, wins Boeing innovation award

Charles J. Fiterman, an environmental control systems expert with Boeing and an Iowa State College of Engineering alumnus, has won two of that company’s annual Special Invention Awards recognizing excellence in engineering innovation. Fiterman was recognized for his work on two teams that developed major improvements to Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, their newest and most energy … Continue reading Charles Fiterman, engineering alum, wins Boeing innovation award