ME student recognized as outstanding undergraduate teaching assistant

A mechanical engineering senior was recently recognized for her efforts as an undergraduate teaching assistant (UTA) for the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory (ME 324L). Sydney Good received the ME 324L Undergraduate Teaching Assistant CYtation Award. Teaching lab coordinators Wyman Martinek and Jim Shelledy presented her with the award during a ceremony last week. “Over the past … Continue reading ME student recognized as outstanding undergraduate teaching assistant

ME’s Balasubramanian named 2017 McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year

A Mechanical Engineering faculty member was recently recognized for the strong mentoring relationship he has developed with one of his students.  Assistant professor Ganesh Balasubramanian has been named the 2017 McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year. Balasubramanian was nominated for the award by Mouhamad Diallo, a junior double-majoring in mechanical engineering and materials engineering. “I was truly humbled since … Continue reading ME’s Balasubramanian named 2017 McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year

ME, CCEE, other departments team up for Campanile model project

Two units within the College of Engineering have teamed up with other departments on campus to create a mobile version of an Iowa State landmark. The departments of civil, construction, and environmental engineering (CCEE) along with mechanical engineering (ME) are working with the architecture and music departments on the Campanile Carillon Model Project. The project … Continue reading ME, CCEE, other departments team up for Campanile model project

ME’s Jessica Van Winkle named Outstanding Engineering Adviser

Mechanical engineering adviser Jessica Van Winkle has been named this year’s Outstanding Engineering Adviser.  The award is presented by the Engineering Student Council based on student nominations from the entire College of Engineering. Awards will be presented during a ceremony later this month. “I was surprised and flattered when I received the email that I won. … Continue reading ME’s Jessica Van Winkle named Outstanding Engineering Adviser

Q&A with Goldwater Scholarship recipient Mouhamad Diallo

Mouhamad Diallo, a junior double-majoring in mechanical engineering and materials engineering, is one of four Iowa State University students who recently received a Goldwater Scholarship. The scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year and encourages students to pursue careers in STEM research. He recently sat down with us to talk about his upbringing, his current studies, … Continue reading Q&A with Goldwater Scholarship recipient Mouhamad Diallo

Alum combines her studies in mechanical engineering, communications, and business

Iowa State alum Janice Marquardt knew that she wanted to study mechanical engineering in college but but she didn’t think that it would lead her to the career path she’s taken. Marquardt was born in Portland, Ore. but moved to Ames at the age of five when her father, John Gustafson, took a job at the … Continue reading Alum combines her studies in mechanical engineering, communications, and business

ME alum awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Mechanical engineering alumnus Payton Goodrich was among four Iowa State students or alumni recently awarded graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. Goodrich (BSME’15) studied microbial fuel cells and microfluidics in the lab of ME assistant professor Nastaran Hashemi as an undergraduate at Iowa State. He also participated in the Ames Laboratory’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory … Continue reading ME alum awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

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ISU’s Engineers Without Borders aims to ease water procurement in West African village

One Iowa State University student group aims to use its engineering expertise to provide a safe and reliable source of water for a drought-stricken, agriculture-dependent region in West Africa.  The ISU chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has worked with officials in the village of Ullo – in northwest Ghana – to provide its roughly … Continue reading ISU’s Engineers Without Borders aims to ease water procurement in West African village

Upcoming Quad City Mallards game to serve as benefit for foundation of late ME alum

The Quad City Mallards hockey game this Friday will serve as a benefit for the foundation honoring a ME alum. Nick Theodore Strub (BSME’04) was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma in 2008. “Ewing sarcoma is a type of tumor that forms from a certain kind of cell in bone or soft tissue” and is most common in … Continue reading Upcoming Quad City Mallards game to serve as benefit for foundation of late ME alum

ME PhD alum receives Bucknell Alumni Achievement Award

Dr. Daniela Faas – a 2010 PhD alumna in mechanical engineering and human-computer interaction at Iowa State University – recently received the Bucknell Alumni Achievement Award. Faas holds an M.S. and B.S. in mechanical engineering and a B.A. in International Relations from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. The Ludwigshafen, Germany-native also competed on the water polo … Continue reading ME PhD alum receives Bucknell Alumni Achievement Award