John Billings Slater was born in Chicago, Illinois, on Oct. 10, 1921. He earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1938 and the following year graduated from Lane Tech High School. He then made the more than 300-mile trek west to Ames, Iowa, where he attended Iowa State College (as it was then called). As a … Continue reading John B. Slater – war veteran, engineer, environmentalist, philanthropist and more
Robert Martin, a graduate of Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was a pilot and veteran who flew 63 and a half missions during World War II as a part of the well-known and barrier-breaking Tuskegee Airmen, and later on in life became an electrical engineer by jumping over many obstacles. A … Continue reading An electrical engineer and groundbreaking pilot: ECpE Veteran Robert Martin
A 1999 article in Visions magazine, produced by the Iowa State University Alumni Association, informed many aspects of the reporting in this four-part series Even though he was the fourth generation from his family to attend Iowa State, Ian Liggett did so because he liked the university, not because he wanted to be carry on … Continue reading Liggett Family Legacy – Part IV: Ian Liggett
A 1999 article in Visions magazine, produced by the Iowa State University Alumni Association, informed many aspects of the reporting in this four-part series Though his father and grandfather’s interest in mechanical engineering may have played some role in his decision to attend Iowa State, John M. Liggett admits he was attracted to the school … Continue reading Liggett Family Legacy – Part III: John M. Liggett
A 1999 article in Visions magazine, produced by the Iowa State University Alumni Association, informed many aspects of the reporting in this four-part series When John Thomas Liggett completed his degree in mechanical engineering at Iowa State in 1917, he had no idea he was starting what would become a family tradition. Since then, three … Continue reading Liggett Family Legacy – Part I: John T. Liggett
Dodds, John S. “Jack” (August 10, 1885-November 3, 1950) —professor of civil engineering, founder of Camp Marston—was born in Northfield, Minnesota, on Aug. 10, 1885. At an early age, Dodds showed an intent interest in engineering. After high school, Dodds joined a group conducting government surveys in North Dakota. In 1904, Dodds enrolled at Carleton … Continue reading ISU Biographical Dictionary: John S. “Jack” Dodds and his work at Camp Marston
Matthew Letcher (’03 mech engr) was recently promoted to commander in the Navy and was struggling to find someone to swear him into office—it was scheduled for holiday weekend, and he hadn’t built connections out in his new home of Anacortes, Washington. Then it hit him—Letcher’s father in law, Spencer Stevens (’66 chem engr), was … Continue reading Faith, courage, service, true. With honor over all.
Mansoor Sarwar, an alum (‘88 comp engr) from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, has had a dream of teaching and inspiring others since high school. Now, he is doing just that — and more. Sarwar has recently been appointed as Vice Chancellor of the University of Engineering and Technology … Continue reading ECpE alum Mansoor Sarwar inspires the future as UET Vice Chancellor
Sutherland farmer Paul Mugge has been selected as the 2019 winner of the Spencer Award, presented by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.
Entrepreneur and engineer Chris Ladner (’88 indust engr) is typically focused on business growth – big numbers in marketing, sales and customer satisfaction. But recently, Ladner made news by leading his business, Entegrity, to a rare and sought after zero.
Seven Cyclone Engineers will receive College of Engineering and Iowa State University Alumni Association awards at the ISUAA Honors and Awards Ceremony on Oct. 25 during Homecoming week.
David and Christine Slump of Weston, Connecticut, have been awarded the 2019 Order of the Knoll Emerging Philanthropist Award. This award recognizes individuals or couples who have provided philanthropic support and creative leadership to the Iowa State University Foundation and Iowa State University through the advancement of philanthropy.
Ryan Arndorfer has joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering team as a laboratory and teaching coordinator. He joins colleague Sarah Beckman, who was hired in early 2019. They will work together handling many important and ever-expanding teaching and research laboratory-related duties in the department, including managing and maintaining equipment, procuring new equipment (especially … Continue reading Ryan Arndorfer joins ever-expanding CBE research as lab-teaching coordinator
This is one in a series of stories related to the 150th anniversary of civil engineering at Iowa State University. From the small town of Manning, Iowa, Henry J. Brunnier went on to accomplish big things in structural engineering. In 1900, Brunnier became the first person in his town to attend Iowa State College (now … Continue reading How an Iowa farm boy became one of San Francisco’s elite structural engineers