Category: Academics

HackISU: 36 hours. One project. Hundreds of students.

36 hours. Hundreds of students. One project. Every year, many students, especially students from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, attend one event in one place for 36 hours straight. This event is the HackISU hackathon, completely student-led. HackISU marked their 10th anniversary with this year’s hackathon. In groups of four people or less, … Continue reading HackISU: 36 hours. One project. Hundreds of students.

ME’s graduate program ranks 3rd university-wide for enrollment

Iowa State’s mechanical engineering (ME) graduate program ranks 3rd for enrollment across the entire university, according to fall 2018 data from the office of the registrar. The ME graduate program has 257 students enrolled for the fall semester. Male enrollment for the ME grad program ranks second university-wide with 203 male students enrolled for fall … Continue reading ME’s graduate program ranks 3rd university-wide for enrollment

New opportunities available to STEM educators in Space Grant Consortium program

Two new and impactful opportunities await Iowa K-12 educators in the 2019 Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) Partner Schools Program. Applications for the program are now being accepted through 3 p.m. December 3, 2018. The ISGC-sponsored Partner School Program supports Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) school partnerships to help schools connect to learning opportunities … Continue reading New opportunities available to STEM educators in Space Grant Consortium program

Idaho National Laboratory selects ECpE graduate student as research fellow

As a graduate student at Iowa State University, Jacob Ulrich, pursuing an engineering degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), has received an honor that many students would be thrilled to earn. Idaho National Laboratory (INL) recently granted 13 students into the highly competitive second cohort of INL graduate fellows from universities … Continue reading Idaho National Laboratory selects ECpE graduate student as research fellow

ABE grad student invited to European food technology conference

Iowa State graduate assistant Quin Schultz was recently selected to participate in the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Food Summer School. At the summer school, 40 master’s students, doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars and industrial professionals from various academic disciplines, came together to bring their ideas for a sustainable food supply chain to life. … Continue reading ABE grad student invited to European food technology conference

Ch E 357, 381 students: Apply now for Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab!

The kickoff for the 2019 Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab program is underway, with the application period running through November 30. Students currently enrolled in Ch E 357 and Ch E 381 are eligible to participate. Ch E 358 and Ch E 382 must be successfully completed in spring semester. Scholarships are available for students participating … Continue reading Ch E 357, 381 students: Apply now for Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab!

IE and agronomy team up for $2 million NSF research project

A team of industrial engineering and agronomy researchers have been awarded a $2 million grant by the National Science Foundation to study ways that Operations Research and Analytics techniques can be applied to improve plant breeding. Lizhi Wang, an associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE), is the project’s Principal Investigator (PI). He … Continue reading IE and agronomy team up for $2 million NSF research project

NSF grant aims to train research-based graduate students for various career paths

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awarded to an interdisciplinary team led by an industrial engineering faculty member will combine elements of engineering with agriculture, economics and sociology to prepare research-based graduate students for an array of career paths. Sarah Ryan, Joseph Walkup Professor in industrial engineering (IE), will serve as the Principal Investigator (PI) … Continue reading NSF grant aims to train research-based graduate students for various career paths

IMSE’s Davarnia brings his focus on operations research to Iowa State

One of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering’s (IMSE) newest faculty members has brought his expertise in operations research with him to Ames. Danial Davarnia joined the IMSE faculty as an assistant professor in fall 2018 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering … Continue reading IMSE’s Davarnia brings his focus on operations research to Iowa State

Abdelkhalik, Kim, Lee join Aerospace Engineering faculty

Teaching and research expertise in several important areas will be enhanced in the Iowa State University Department of Aerospace Engineering with the arrival of three new faculty members. Ossama Abdelkhalik comes to the department as an associate professor from Michigan Technological University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Mechanics. His research specialties include space trajectory design, spacecraft dynamics and control, … Continue reading Abdelkhalik, Kim, Lee join Aerospace Engineering faculty

IE student’s summer involved singing in Norway and engineering in Virginia

One industrial engineering student was busy this summer with two of his biggest passions: music and engineering. Samuel Low, a senior in industrial engineering (I.E.), started his summer off by touring Norway with the Iowa State Singers, a 72-member mixed choral ensemble consisting of students from various majors across campus. The group visited a handful … Continue reading IE student’s summer involved singing in Norway and engineering in Virginia

ECpE engineer published for Alzheimer’s-testing device

Alzheimer’s disease is a prominent concern, present in the lives of millions. Currently, the main diagnostic methods for treating this disease are neuroimaging techniques, which include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography and single-photon emission computed tomography. But these methods suffer from their high cost, requirement of skilled personnel to operate and long turnaround … Continue reading ECpE engineer published for Alzheimer’s-testing device