Author: Sarah Hays

Graduating ECSEL Scholar: Building an inclusive network

Graduation is around the corner for many students. For some, the thought of graduating is intimidating. For others, like Larisa Thys, a software engineering student at Iowa State University graduating this May, commencement is an exciting next step. But Thys will never forget the experience she had throughout her four years with the Department of … Continue reading Graduating ECSEL Scholar: Building an inclusive network

ISU receives $450,000 for crucial role in $3.6 million solar research project

Iowa State University’s Mehl Professor Manimaran Govindarasu from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) is playing a part in a research project awarding Arizona State University (ASU) $3.6 million. Researchers are planning to begin this project in the summer of 2019, lasting roughly three years. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Tech … Continue reading ISU receives $450,000 for crucial role in $3.6 million solar research project

Two ECpE students engineer technology and communities

Students of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University have been achieving dreams outside of their majors since the start of the department in 1909 and even before. Two students in ECpE became mayors of Ames, Iowa, decades ago, both with degrees in electrical engineering (EE) from ISU. Frank Hinman … Continue reading Two ECpE students engineer technology and communities

ECpE’s Vaswani receives ECE Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Maryland

Namrata Vaswani, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and courtesy professor in Mathematics at Iowa State University, has recently received a prestigious award from her alma mater, the University of Maryland, College Park. Vaswani’s award, the 2019 ECE Distinguished Alumni Award, was presented to Vaswani due to her exemplary contributions to … Continue reading ECpE’s Vaswani receives ECE Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Maryland

ECpE rankings on the rise: CprE, EE in top 25 among public programs

ECpE rankings on the rise: CprE, EE in top 25 among public programs Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) is passing exponential milestones. This year, ECpE’s computer engineering (CprE) program is placed as the 34th best in the nation, according to U.S. News 2019 Best Engineering Schools Rankings. This placing is … Continue reading ECpE rankings on the rise: CprE, EE in top 25 among public programs

Aspiring to success: Software and sports

Aspiring to success: Software and sports Many students in college understand the struggle of balancing schoolwork, jobs, classes and extracurricular activities. Two students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, Bailey Righi and Samantha Williams, are strong athletes and juniors in software engineering, balancing track, softball, school and everything in … Continue reading Aspiring to success: Software and sports

Rachel Shannon: Sparking limitless dreams while fueling for change

Rachel Shannon: Sparking limitless dreams while fueling for change Rachel Shannon, a graduate student at Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) has traveled an unexpected path and never thought she’d be where she is today. Last December, Shannon graduated with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, but she still has … Continue reading Rachel Shannon: Sparking limitless dreams while fueling for change

ECSEL: Leading diversity and inclusion in ECpE

At Iowa State University, different mindsets and backgrounds are crucial to success. That’s why the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hosts Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineers as Leaders (ECSEL), a program working to improve diversity and inclusion in electrical, computer and software engineering programs and in the workforce. ECSEL focuses on the representation and … Continue reading ECSEL: Leading diversity and inclusion in ECpE

ECpE’s information assurance and cyber security master’s programs ranked as one of the nation’s top programs

ECpE’s information assurance and cyber security master’s programs ranked as one of the nation’s top programs Iowa State University’s information assurance program, led by University Professor Doug Jacobson and hosted by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) has been ranked as one of the nation’s top schools in both the cyber security program … Continue reading ECpE’s information assurance and cyber security master’s programs ranked as one of the nation’s top programs

ECpE grad student places second in infrastructure system conference

Vivek-Kumar Singh, a graduate student in Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently placed second with a speech in an infrastructure student competition in Denver, Colorado. The competition, known as Resilience Week, was held in August 2018. This conference is well known and well attended by large companies Singh has always looked … Continue reading ECpE grad student places second in infrastructure system conference

ECpE alum receives IEEE microwave pioneer award

Frederick Raab, an alum of Iowa State University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. Just recently, Raab received the Microwave Pioneer Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recognizing his pioneering contributions to theories, development and practical use of high-efficiency power amplifiers. The Pioneer … Continue reading ECpE alum receives IEEE microwave pioneer award