Author: Nick Fetty

Iowa State teams finish 1st, 8th at international data mining competition

Two teams from Iowa State University placed in the top 10 at the 2019 International Data Mining Cup. A team of Iowa State students from the industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) and statistics departments took the top spot at the competition which just celebrated its 20th year. The team consisted of Qihao Zhang (Statistics), … Continue reading Iowa State teams finish 1st, 8th at international data mining competition

IMSE’s John Jackman appointed to National Science Foundation position

Experienced scholar and educator John Jackman has been appointed program director in the Division of Undergraduate of NSF’s Education and Human Resources Directorate in Alexandria, Virginia. In this position, he will serve to sustain excellence in U.S. STEM education at all levels, in all settings for the development of a diverse and well-prepared workforce of … Continue reading IMSE’s John Jackman appointed to National Science Foundation position

IMSE’s Vardeman recognized for “above and beyond” mentoring efforts

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering University Professor Steve Vardeman was recognized by the provost’s office earlier this month for his “above and beyond” efforts as a faculty mentor. Vardeman, who also has an appointment in Iowa State’s Department of Statistics, is a 2019 recipient the Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award. He was nominated for this honor … Continue reading IMSE’s Vardeman recognized for “above and beyond” mentoring efforts

ME professor awarded patent for lignin conversion process

Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Xianglan Bai has been awarded a patent for a process she has developed to convert lignin into precursors of biofuels and chemicals. U.S. Patent 10,190,053, entitled “Pyrolysis of Lignin,” is one of the products of her research group in developing biobased chemicals and fuels. Bai was issued the patent in collaboration … Continue reading ME professor awarded patent for lignin conversion process

ME’s Ted Heindel named University Professor

Iowa State faculty and staff will be honored during the university’s annual awards ceremony on Sept. 23.  Theodore Heindel, Bergles Professor of Thermal Science and professor of mechanical engineering, will be bestowed the title of “University Professor” at the ceremony. The title of University Professor is awarded to a faculty member who has acted as … Continue reading ME’s Ted Heindel named University Professor

Three ME students win awards at 2019 GPSS Conference

Mechanical engineering graduate students had a strong showing at Iowa State University’s 2019 Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Conference, taking home three prizes. Alex Wrede, a Ph.D. student, took home the top-prize in the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) category for his presentation entitled “Characterizing the Response of the Brain to Surrounding Cavitation.” “In summary, … Continue reading Three ME students win awards at 2019 GPSS Conference

New ME scholarship named for longtime faculty member

The Judith M. Vance Scholarship was established earlier this semester to honor ME alum and longtime faculty member Judy M. Vance. She holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. all in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University. Vance, who is currently the Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik Professor of Engineering and a Faculty Fellow of … Continue reading New ME scholarship named for longtime faculty member

Iowa Staters elected as Trustees for the IISE Board

Two people with Iowa State University connections have been elected to the leadership team for industrial engineering’s largest professional society. Gül E. Kremer, Professor and C.G. “Turk” & Joyce A. Therkildsen Department Chair of Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE), and Carl Kirpes, a graduate of Iowa State’s industrial and mechanical engineering departments, … Continue reading Iowa Staters elected as Trustees for the IISE Board

ME’s Maxwell wins Honors Parks Award as outstanding faculty member

Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Greg Maxwell has been awarded the Honors Parks Award for being an outstanding faculty member who has continually contributed to Iowa State University’s Honors Program. Maxwell will be presented with a plaque and will also be recognized during the program for the Honors Senior Capstone Presentation on May 1 in the … Continue reading ME’s Maxwell wins Honors Parks Award as outstanding faculty member