Black History Month: ECpE’s Phillip Jones on Inclusion in Engineering

Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is celebrating Black History Month with a series highlighting alumni, faculty and students. Click here for more Black History Month coverage. Growing up on a small farm in Maryland, Iowa State University Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Associate Professor Phillip Jones felt at home when he first … Continue reading Black History Month: ECpE’s Phillip Jones on Inclusion in Engineering

Remembering David Dow Robb

David “Dave” Dow Robb died Dec. 21, 2017, in Salina, Kansas, at the age of 95. Robb was a former professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Kansas. Robb was born on Feb. 13, 1922, … Continue reading Remembering David Dow Robb

ECpE’s Jiles completes Jefferson Fellowship in D.C., working to secure electric power: Reflections of a Jefferson Science Fellow

Iowa State University’s David Jiles, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor, Palmer Professor in of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) and Stanley Chair in Interdisciplinary Engineering, recently returned from Washington D.C., where he spent 12 months as a Jefferson Science Fellow with the United States Department of State (DOS) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). … Continue reading ECpE’s Jiles completes Jefferson Fellowship in D.C., working to secure electric power: Reflections of a Jefferson Science Fellow

Cryptocurrency-funded STEM education

Two Iowa State University students went on a cryptocurrency-funded adventure overseas to inspire their dream project. August Domanchuk and Xander Apponi, computer engineering freshmen with the Department of  Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State, and technical communications freshman Jacob Hemmerich recently created a cryptocurrency-funded project with the goal of developing student-led communities in … Continue reading Cryptocurrency-funded STEM education

Hacking an easier way to understanding quantum theory

Brendon Geils and Victory Omole, seniors with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, make up two of the four-person team awarded the Hacker Prize at HackHarvard, at Harvard University, on Oct. 20-22, 2017. “I participated in my first hackathon (HackISU) in the fall of 2014, and I’ve been in love … Continue reading Hacking an easier way to understanding quantum theory

ME grad students combine skills in engineering, entrepreneurship

Two mechanical engineering graduate students recently received awards for their paper at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) national conference earlier this month in Los Angeles. Sanvisna Kogelen (MS, Mechanical Engineering) and Alex Wrede (PhD, Mechanical Engineering) along with Patrick Kreiser (Bob and Kay Smith Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor … Continue reading ME grad students combine skills in engineering, entrepreneurship

Ian Schneider new director of CoE biomedical engineering minor program

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Associate Professor Ian C. Schneider has been named the director of the College of Engineering biomedical engineering minor program. He succeeds Dr. Surya Mallapragada in that role. The biomedical engineering minor is a unique opportunity that gives undergraduate students a multidisciplinary life sciences and engineering background along with … Continue reading Ian Schneider new director of CoE biomedical engineering minor program

New ME course focuses on solid modeling, parallel GPU computing

A new course offered by the mechanical engineering department for spring 2018 will focus on solid modeling and parallel computing using graphic processing units (GPUs). ME 570X: Solid Modeling and GPU Computing will be taught by ME assistant professor Adarsh Krishnamurthy. The course will cover the theory and applications of solid modeling and will also … Continue reading New ME course focuses on solid modeling, parallel GPU computing

New ME course focuses on engineering design and failure prognostics

A new graduate-level course offered by the mechanical engineering department for spring 2018 will focus on reliability as well as uncertainty in engineering system design and post-design failure prognostics. The 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Russia, the 2007 collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minnesota, and the 2016 spurt of exploding batteries in the Samsung Galaxy … Continue reading New ME course focuses on engineering design and failure prognostics

ECpE’s new Assistant Professor Chen receives Outstanding Paper Award

Yongxin Chen, assistant professor with Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), received the George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award for papers published in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Automatic Control journal. Chen wrote the paper, “Optimal Steering of a Linear Stochastic System to a Final Probability … Continue reading ECpE’s new Assistant Professor Chen receives Outstanding Paper Award

Seven ME graduate students honored for teaching, research

Seven mechanical engineering graduate students were recognized today for their research and teaching excellence. Caroline Hayes, ME department chair, and Abhijit Chandra, ME Director of Graduate Education, presented the awards during a short ceremony Tuesday afternoon in Black Engineering Building. Each awardee received a letter of commendation from ISU President Wendy Wintersteen, a certificate of achievement, … Continue reading Seven ME graduate students honored for teaching, research

ECpE women inspired by Grace Hopper Celebration

Twenty Iowa State University students had the opportunity to attend the world’s largest gathering of women technologists in Orlando, Florida, from Oct. 4-6. Students from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), along with students from the student organizations Digital Women and Electrical, Computer and Software Engineers and Leaders (ECSEL), traveled to the event. … Continue reading ECpE women inspired by Grace Hopper Celebration