Category: Alumni

CBE’s Brent Shanks to receive inaugural catalysis award from Midwest organization

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) Dr. Brent Shanks has been announced as the recipient of the inaugural Great Plains Catalysis Society Award. The award, created by the society to recognize an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of catalysis, will be presented to Shanks April 19 at the … Continue reading CBE’s Brent Shanks to receive inaugural catalysis award from Midwest organization

Get involved in hands-on engineering learning and service projects with FundISU

FundISU is a new way for Cyclone Engineering alumni and friends to support the innovative work and research being done at Iowa State University. Nearly four years ago the Iowa State University Foundation implemented FundISU – a crowdfunding platform helps Iowa State University community members raise money to support projects that advance innovation, teaching and learning at the university and promote Iowa State’s mission to create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place.

ECpE alum receives IEEE microwave pioneer award

Frederick Raab, an alum of Iowa State University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. Just recently, Raab received the Microwave Pioneer Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recognizing his pioneering contributions to theories, development and practical use of high-efficiency power amplifiers. The Pioneer … Continue reading ECpE alum receives IEEE microwave pioneer award

ISU ABE alum named top honoree in New Faces of ASABE

Justin Schuster, EIT, was chosen as the top honoree among class and will represent ASABE at Engineers Week activities in Washington, DC, beginning February 17. Nominated by engineering colleagues and fellow ASABE members, the 2019 class was formally announced this week, at the 2019 Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference in Louisville. Through their professional and extracurricular pursuits, New Faces of ASABE, all 35 years of age or younger, represent the best of a profession that endeavors throughout the world to improve quality of life and make sustainable use of precious natural resources.

CBE alum, champion of women in engineering, Gayle Roberts is subject of feature story

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering alumna and noted advocate for women in the field of engineering, Gayle Roberts continues to leave a legacy in the industry. Roberts, who is now retired after serving as president and CEO of engineering firm Stanley Consultants, has been featured in a recent story by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest. … Continue reading CBE alum, champion of women in engineering, Gayle Roberts is subject of feature story

What a ride: Cyclone Engineer Jim Huebener follows career path from guarding nuclear weapons to lobstering to designing bicycle baskets

Jim Huebener reflects on an adventurous engineering career, beginning in the US Marine Corps, that took him across the globe. Now residing in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Huebener dedicates his time to his new adventure, Kettle Cove Enterprises.“I can sleep when I’m dead,” said Huebener. “I want to do as much as I can while I can.”

ECpE’s Zambreno encouraging student’s start-up ambitions

ECpE’s Zambreno encouraging student’s start-up ambitions From the beginning of his education to now, Amar Krishna, an alumnus of Iowa State University, has always been a driven dreamer. Just recently, Krishna created a groundbreaking start-up app called Chefling, a kitchen assistant app available on the app store at no cost. Although Krishna says he may … Continue reading ECpE’s Zambreno encouraging student’s start-up ambitions

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

ENR Midwest recognizes ISU CCEE grad as top professional, “teaching star”

Islam El-adaway (PhDCE2008) was recently recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest as a top young professional of 2019. From the article … El-adaway earned his bachelor’s degree in construction engineering from the American University in Cairo (AUC) in his native Egypt in 2003. He was then hired as a contract administrator for Nile Aster International … Continue reading ENR Midwest recognizes ISU CCEE grad as top professional, “teaching star”