Author: Sarah Hays

ECpE alums receive NSF Fellowship

Two alums from Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michael Davies and Tara Mina, recently received prestigious fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Davies, currently a student in his first year of pursuing a doctorate in computer architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Mina, a second-year student pursuing a master’s … Continue reading ECpE alums receive NSF Fellowship

ECpE’s Vaswani receives prestigious ISU Mid-Career Achievement in Research Award

Professor Namrata Vaswani from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University was recently named a recipient of the ISU Award for Mid-Career Achievement in Research. Vaswani has also recently received the ECE Distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater University of Maryland, College Park. With 14 years in ECpE at … Continue reading ECpE’s Vaswani receives prestigious ISU Mid-Career Achievement in Research Award

Thirty-seven years of doughnuts with Doug

  Thirty-seven years, 1,924 Fridays, 44,400 doughnuts. Doug Jacobson has spent his entire career at Iowa State University donating delicious doughnuts to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE). Back in 1982, University Professor Jacobson was pursuing a doctorate in computer engineering at Iowa State. One morning, after playing racquetball with a fellow graduate student, … Continue reading Thirty-seven years of doughnuts with Doug

ECpE’s Liang Dong receives $300,000 NSF grant for “Fitbit-like” plant sensor

Water can be a costly resource for farmers, but Liang Dong, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, is in the process of developing a device with the potential to lower the amount of money farmers put toward water — resulting in economical farming methods and cheaper foods … Continue reading ECpE’s Liang Dong receives $300,000 NSF grant for “Fitbit-like” plant sensor

Celebrating the future: Cyber Security catalysts

  The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University has dedicated over a decade to the advancement of cyber security. From cyber defense competitions to a new Cyber Security Engineering major launching in the fall of 2019, cyber security is fueling the future at Iowa State. This year, ISU’s Information Assurance … Continue reading Celebrating the future: Cyber Security catalysts

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