Women’s History Month: Pioneering female electrical engineers: Carol Fisher

Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series highlighting alumnae, faculty and students. This is the first in a multi-part series. Click here for more Women’s History Month coverage. While Alice (Churchill) Camerlengo was the first female at Iowa State University to earn a degree in electrical engineering in … Continue reading Women’s History Month: Pioneering female electrical engineers: Carol Fisher

Eloise (Heckert) Lantz – ISU’s First Female Member of Pi Tau Sigma

This article is part of a series of stories for Women’s History Month. To learn about other pioneering female engineers from Iowa State, click here. Eloise Heckert, a 1946 graduate of mechanical engineering, was the first female member of Iowa State’s chapter of Pi Tau Sigma, the honorary mechanical engineering fraternity, at a time when few … Continue reading Eloise (Heckert) Lantz – ISU’s First Female Member of Pi Tau Sigma

Women’s History Month: ECpE alumna Anita Woodroffe

Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series highlighting alumnae, faculty and students. This is the second in a multi-part series. Click here for more Women’s History Month coverage. Anita Woodroffe grew up near Denmark, Iowa, where her parents had a sawmill business for over 50 years and … Continue reading Women’s History Month: ECpE alumna Anita Woodroffe

Elmina Wilson – pioneering engineer and women’s suffrage leader

This article is part of a series of stories for Women’s History Month. To learn about other pioneering female engineers from Iowa State, click here. Elmina Tessa Wilson became the first female graduate of Iowa State’s civil engineering department when she completed her bachelor’s degree in 1892. Wilson was born in Harper, Iowa on Sept. … Continue reading Elmina Wilson – pioneering engineer and women’s suffrage leader

Women’s History Month: Pioneering Female Electrical Engineers

Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series highlighting alumnae, faculty and students. This is the first in a multi-part series. Click here for more Women’s History Month coverage. In the early 20th century, few women were applying to engineering programs. When formerly-named Iowa State College’s first female … Continue reading Women’s History Month: Pioneering Female Electrical Engineers

Florence Kimball – first female graduate of ME at Iowa State

This article is part of a series of stories for Women’s History Month. To learn about other pioneering female engineers from Iowa State, click here. Florence Kimball became the first female graduate of Iowa State’s mechanical engineering department when she completed her degree in 1908. Kimball was born in Anamosa, Iowa in 1885. Her father, … Continue reading Florence Kimball – first female graduate of ME at Iowa State

Black History Month: ECpE’s first African-American graduate

Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is celebrating Black History Month with a series highlighting alumni, faculty and students. This is the first in a multi-part series. Click here for more Black History Month coverage. It’s hard to imagine Iowa State University’s campus without Parks Library or the Memorial Union in the early 1900s. It’s … Continue reading Black History Month: ECpE’s first African-American graduate

National Academy of Engineering election for aerospace engineering grad Dennis Muilenburg

Dennis A. Muilenburg, an aerospace engineering graduate of Iowa State University, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He is one of three Iowa State University College of Engineering alumni who are part of the current class elected to the Academy. Muilenburg is the chairman of the board, president and chief executive … Continue reading National Academy of Engineering election for aerospace engineering grad Dennis Muilenburg

ABE alumnus, Charles Sukup, elected into the National Academy of Engineering

Charles E. Sukup, an Iowa State University agricultural engineering alumnus, has been elected into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He is one of 83 new members and 16 foreign members elected February 7, 2018. There are currently 2,293 members of the NAE. Election into the NAE is considered the highest professional distinction accorded an … Continue reading ABE alumnus, Charles Sukup, elected into the National Academy of Engineering

ISU chemical engineering alum Mark Saltzman is National Academy of Engineering electee

W. Mark Saltzman, a chemical engineering graduate of Iowa State University, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He is one of three Iowa State University College of Engineering alumni who are part of the current class elected the Academy. Saltzman, who is the Goizueta Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical … Continue reading ISU chemical engineering alum Mark Saltzman is National Academy of Engineering electee

“Freedom in the air meant freedom on the ground:” Pioneer aviator James Banning’s story presented in AerE production

“The Flying Hobos” made a safe, and very happy, landing in the Alliant Energy Lee Liu Auditorium in Howe Hall February 9 – and took a delighted audience back to 1932 in an interactive dramatic production saluting pioneer aviator James H. Banning and his co-pilot Thomas Cox Allen, who became the first African Americans to … Continue reading “Freedom in the air meant freedom on the ground:” Pioneer aviator James Banning’s story presented in AerE production

Honoring Roy Zingg

Roy James Zingg, alumnus and former professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, died Jan. 30, 2018, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa, at the age of 86. Zingg was born on Sept. 12, 1931, to Emil and Martha (Biekert) Zingg in Charles City, Iowa. Upon … Continue reading Honoring Roy Zingg