Iowa State young alum shares his experience working for the California North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board in the wake of changing marijuana regulations and legislation Maurice Washington spends his days analyzing the environmental impact of legal marijuana cultivation in the largest cannabis-producing region in the U.S. Washington (’17 PhD agricultural and biosystems engineering) … Continue reading ISU ABE grad studies environmental impact of cannabis regulation
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
Cyclone Engineer Marco Serrato (Ph.D. ’06 indust engr) has joined the University of Chicago as an associate provost. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Serrato served as director and vice rector for executive and continuing education at Tecnológico de Monterrey. He has also co-founded two startups that provide consulting and learning solutions in public and private sectors.
Hands-on experience has been the key to Sam Simons’ (’18 mech engr) success in the automotive industry. As a student at Iowa State, he studied abroad in Italy, did an internship at Nexteer and a co-op at BMW – turned into a full-time position with the automaker.
Danielle Munsch graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural systems technology in May 2016. What she likes most about her career? “I enjoy the diversity of projects and working with different departments daily. I am constantly learning new applications and administrative techniques to improve processes.”
Raised on a farm in Monona County in western Iowa, Larry Buss earned a degree in ag engineering from Iowa State University. Before graduating in 1968, he worked three summers for the Soil Conservation Service in Sioux City. After graduation, he worked for the U.S. Navy in California for two years as an engineer, and then took a job with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha, Neb. All of this enabled Larry to “come home.”
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
Not one. Not two. But THREE undergraduate students worked on this article in ScienceDirect. Connor Theisen, Heather Murphy and Nicholas Anastasi co-authored this paper with Associate Professor Simon Laflamme and recent ISU graduate Austin Downey. Their work proposes a new class of passive friction devices with programmable hysteresis loops.
Jill Fratini forged a unique path as an engineer and a working mother. Fratini is the first woman to graduate from ISU with an undergraduate degree in agricultural and biosystems engineering.
Q&A with Zack Schaaf (‘11 mech engr) Why did you choose Iowa State? I considered some schools out of the state, but for mechanical engineering, I knew Iowa State would be the perfect fit! Both my sister and brother graduated from Iowa State, so Iowa State is the family way! How did you get involved … Continue reading ME alum recalls time at ISU and shares advice for success
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently selected Norman Friedrich, P.E., civil engineer, with the Iowa NRCS in West Union as the agency’s nominee for Federal Agency Engineer of the Year (FEYA). Friedrich was one of 32 finalists for the award which was announced Feb. 22 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Camille Nelson, Research Scientist at POET, grew up on an acreage in Minnesota, where she was always curious about agriculture.
Rachael Barnes (’18 bio systems engr & global resources systems) and Alexander Lev (’19 software engr) have been named recipients of the ISU Alumni Association’s Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award. The award honors outstanding seniors who display high character, outstanding achievement in academics and university/community activities, and promise for continuing these exemplary qualities as alumni.
Leadership has been Rachel Barnes’ specialty at Iowa State. Through ISU’s Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), she has served as a student role model, student role model coordinator – a position that reaches more than 7,000 K-12 students every year, leadership studies peer mentor, and residential peer mentor.