Author: Clay Paciorek

Aer E honors graduates in pre-commencement celebration

Students and their families gathered in Howe Hall on Saturday morning to honor the aerospace engineering Fall 2017 graduates. The students enjoyed breakfast with their families and professors before a ceremony in Lee Liu Auditorium to recognize the graduates as well as several exceptional honorees. Interim chair Christina Bloebaum spoke to the graduates and congratulated … Continue reading Aer E honors graduates in pre-commencement celebration

IMSE Fall 2017 graduates celebrate together

Graduating industrial and manufacturing systems engineering students and their families gathered together in Troxel Hall on Saturday morning to honor the Fall 2017 graduates. The students enjoyed breakfast with their families and professors prior to a pre-commencement ceremony. 48 students graduated with a Bachelor of Science, 8 students with a Masters in Systems Engineering, 8 … Continue reading IMSE Fall 2017 graduates celebrate together

Aerospace Engineering mourns the loss of Harry Weiss

The Department of Aerospace Engineering mourns the loss of Harry Weiss, former chair of Engineering Mechanics and a professor of mathematics and engineering mechanics at Iowa State University from 1953-1989. Weiss passed away on November 22, 2017 with his wife Marion by his side. Weiss was born on February 15, 1923 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering mourns the loss of Harry Weiss

Baquera earns CNDE Trapp Graduate Fellowship Award

The Center for Non-Destructive Engineering (CNDE) awarded Mica Baquera with the 2017-18  Trapp Graduate Fellowship award. The Fellowship is funded through the generosity of Orlin D. Trapp and Onnolee U. Trapp and is awarded to a graduate students with a research appointment in the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation. The Trapp Family have had a long … Continue reading Baquera earns CNDE Trapp Graduate Fellowship Award

Join the Spaceflight Operations Workshop this summer

Clayton Anderson’s 5th Annual Spaceflight Operations Workshop is taking applications now for this summer’s session. August 2-14, 2018, experience a truly unique workshop that gives you the knowledge and tools based on exercises similar to those used in actual Astronaut training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Activities include, SCUBA dicing, wilderness survival training, … Continue reading Join the Spaceflight Operations Workshop this summer

Aer E Professor to be Plenary Speaker at International Symposium for Multiphase Flows

Hui Hu, professor of Aerospace Engineering has been invited to be a Plenary Speaker at the 10th International Symposium on Measurement Techniques for Multiphase Flows. The symposium, which takes place in Hong Kong, China December 3-7, will feature Hu as one of their five Plenary Speakers. Hu will present his research on advanced measurement techniques … Continue reading Aer E Professor to be Plenary Speaker at International Symposium for Multiphase Flows

IMSE’s MacKenzie creates Hurricane Decision Simulator to assist Marines with decision making

The U.S. Marine Forces Reserve (MFR) is headquartered in New Orleans, LA, which is an area prone to hurricanes. During the event of a hurricane warning, the commander must make timely decisions to protect the safety of the personnel and set up alternate headquarters in order to facilitate an orderly evacuation. An assistant professor from … Continue reading IMSE’s MacKenzie creates Hurricane Decision Simulator to assist Marines with decision making

Anupam Sharma elected AIAA Associate Fellow

Anupam Sharma, assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, has been named an Associate Fellow by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The Class of 2018 will be honored at the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition in January. “The distinguished individuals comprising the Class of 2018 Associate Fellows exemplify extraordinary accomplishments and leadership … Continue reading Anupam Sharma elected AIAA Associate Fellow

Engineers developing data-driven ‘FactBoard’ to improve factory operations

This article was originally featured on Iowa State University News Services by Mike Krapfl. Click here to read the original article. AMES, Iowa – Reports of missing parts, machinery problems or any other issues on a factory floor don’t always move quickly to decision-makers. Sometimes, data collection is workers writing a few notes on a … Continue reading Engineers developing data-driven ‘FactBoard’ to improve factory operations

IMSE Capstone Design course creates big impact for companies

Industrial Engineering 441, a one-semester Capstone Design course, gives students the opportunity to engage in industry projects and practice industrial engineering under the guidance of an experienced registered professional engineer. The goal of the projects are to provide economic value to a company. In its first semester, 15 groups worked on projects at 15 companies. … Continue reading IMSE Capstone Design course creates big impact for companies

AerE welcomes visit from alum, Major General Clinton Crosier

On Monday, the Department of Aerospace Engineering welcomed Major General Clinton Crosier ‘87 for a visit. Before Maj. Gen. Crosier delivered a speech titled, “National Defense and International Security,” at the Memorial Union, he stopped by Howe Hall to speak with students. Crosier is director of operational capability requirements and deputy chief of staff for … Continue reading AerE welcomes visit from alum, Major General Clinton Crosier

IMSE professors honored at Engineering Convocation

Cameron MacKenzie, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, and Sarah Ryan, Joseph Walkup Professor, were honored at the 2017 College of Engineering Convocation. The annual ceremony, hosted by James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering Sarah Rajala, recognizes faculty and staff achievements over the past year. The convocation is also a … Continue reading IMSE professors honored at Engineering Convocation

Iowa State researchers receive $2.4 million grant to improve decision making with food, energy and water systems

Iowa State University researchers have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to analyze food, energy and water (FEW) interdependencies and create a simulator that will assist in better decision making with FEW systems. Led by Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Interim Department Chair, Christina Bloebaum, researchers will examine how decisions made by … Continue reading Iowa State researchers receive $2.4 million grant to improve decision making with food, energy and water systems