Category: Academics

DataFEWSion: Preparing tomorrow’s food-energy-water systems experts

Iowa State is home to a new National Science Foundation traineeship program preparing the next generation of food-energy-water (FEW) systems innovators. Open to both masters and Ph.D. students, the DataFEWSion program offers a unique focus on data-rich systems modeling at the intersection of energy transformation, water management, and cropping and livestock systems.

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

Teams from new industrial engineering course take top prizes at Engineering Pitch Competition

Teams from the Entrepreneurial Product Development Engineering (I E 434X) course took the top two spots at the Engineering Pitch Competition earlier his month. Brad Lechton (senior), Brian Fleming (senior) and Konner Koerselman (junior) all of whom are majoring in industrial engineering (IE), took first place at the competition, while mechanical engineering (ME) seniors Taylor Goodness … Continue reading Teams from new industrial engineering course take top prizes at Engineering Pitch Competition

Information systems security ranked as #1 master’s program

Information systems security ranked as #1 master’s program Iowa State University’s online information security systems program was recently featured as the best master’s program in information systems security for 2019 by Online Masters. This master’s program, led by University Professor Doug Jacobson, is hosted by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa … Continue reading Information systems security ranked as #1 master’s program

EWB ISU return from successful water project in Ullo, Ghana

Eight students from Engineers Without Borders ISU spent three weeks working hands on with the community from Ullo, Ghana to create a water supply system that directly distributes water at the Ullo Senior High School, where over 1,000 students attend throughout the year.

Matthew Nelson, Travis Grager to Aerospace Engineering lecturer positions

The Department of Aerospace Engineering welcomes two lecturers ready to share their expertise. Matthew Nelson has been named lecturer in Department of Aerospace Engineering. Nelson was previously the director of the Make to Innovate (M:2:I) program, which engages students in hands-on projects to help the understanding of engineering fundamentals. Nelson is an Iowa native, graduating … Continue reading Matthew Nelson, Travis Grager to Aerospace Engineering lecturer positions

2019 Guy Fellowship awarded to three ag and biosystems graduate students

This year’s Harold and Katherine Guy Graduate Fellowship has been awarded to three graduate students in Iowa State University’s Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department (ISU ABE). The Guy Graduate Fellowship was established to promote research in soil and water conservation. Emily Waring is in the second year of her doctoral program. She is advised by Matt … Continue reading 2019 Guy Fellowship awarded to three ag and biosystems graduate students

Giese Memorial Scholarship awarded to two ag and biosystems doctoral students

Suzanne Leonard and Ben Smith are this year’s recipients of the Henry Giese Memorial Scholarship, awarded through Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE). This scholarship was established in memory of Henry Giese, a long-time professor in the structures and environment area of ISU ABE. Giese established the Midwest Plan Service and … Continue reading Giese Memorial Scholarship awarded to two ag and biosystems doctoral students

ME grad student receives industry award

A mechanical engineering graduate student has been recognized by an international optical component manufacturer for his research on microplastic contamination in water. Anthony LoCurto, a Ph.D. candidate in ME, is a recipient of Edmund Optics’ (EO) 2018 Education Award. The “award is given in recognition of outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics programs in science, technology, … Continue reading ME grad student receives industry award

Congrats to ECpE’s four IEEE scholarship winners

Four Iowa State University students, senior in electrical engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering recently received a $2,000 scholarship each from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Power and Energy Society. These four students, Yue Chen, Zachee Saleng, Connor Smith and Rebecca Franzen were chosen based on their academic performance … Continue reading Congrats to ECpE’s four IEEE scholarship winners

MSE graduate student Dohgyu Hwang receives Go for the Gold Award

Dohgyu Hwang, graduate student at Iowa State University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), is this year’s recipient of the Melba and Karl Gschneidner Go for the Gold Award. The award, presented by the MSE department, was established by Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist Karl Gschneidner, Jr., with the honorarium he received as recipient of … Continue reading MSE graduate student Dohgyu Hwang receives Go for the Gold Award