ME PhD alum receives Bucknell Alumni Achievement Award

Dr. Daniela Faas – a 2010 PhD alumna in mechanical engineering and human-computer interaction at Iowa State University – recently received the Bucknell Alumni Achievement Award. Faas holds an M.S. and B.S. in mechanical engineering and a B.A. in International Relations from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. The Ludwigshafen, Germany-native also competed on the water polo [Continue Reading…]

Kim Pastega discusses Boeing 787 Dreamliner in PBS documentary

Kim Pastega ’91, Vice President of Boeing 787 Production appeared on the three-part PBS series, City in the Sky. The series examines the feat of putting one million people in the air at any given moment, from departure, to 30,000 feet in the air, and landing safely. The second episode, Airborne, which aired on Wednesday, February 15, [Continue Reading…]

ME alum named “2016 Attorney of the Year”

Mechanical engineering alumnus Michael Kane, along with two other principals from the Twin Cities office of the law firm Fish & Richardson, have been named “2016 Attorneys of the Year” in the team category by the independent newspaper Minnesota Lawyer. Kane and his colleagues – John Dragseth and William Woodford – were recognized for their June 2016 U.S. Supreme Court [Continue Reading…]

CCEE alumna receives Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award

Sandra Larson honored for outstanding achievements in highway research This January, Sandra Larson (BSCE’88, BSBIOL’75) received the Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award. This award is given by the Transportation Research Board (TRB). According to the board, the award recipient is recognized for “outstanding research in the field of transportation research.” Larson, the director of [Continue Reading…]

ISU Research Farms utilize conservation practices for science, stewardship

“The majority of our fields without trials are planted with cover crops. We also have planted milkweed for monarch butterfly conservation and for pollinator habitat,” said Schnabel, a 2010 graduate of ISU in agricultural systems technology. “All these practices add benefits to the land, environment and cropping system. Installing and utilizing these practices on our [Continue Reading…]

David Fitzwater is new senior project manager for RailPros

  Civil engineering alumni David Fitzwater (B.S.’83) is welcomed as the new senior project manager for RailPros Field Services Inc. Railpros provides design and engineering services for infrastructure related to railroad facilities. Fitzwater is bringing more than 30 years of experience in engineering and management to his new position. Click here to read the full story from [Continue Reading…]

Gayle Roberts Elected Vice Chair of National Engineering Association

Iowa State alumna Gayle Roberts is now the Vice Chair of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). Roberts recently entered the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Hall of Fame here at Iowa State and is scheduled to be officially honored this spring.

Aerospace engineering alumni Scott Brown works to improve virtual healthcare technology

Scott Brown (B.S. aerospace engineering ’96) is the vice president of product and engineering at Zipnosis, a virtual care platform and health-technology firm. Brown is involved in developing new products, introducing them to the market and continuing to improve virtual care to help practitioners and patients alike, and to boost Zipnosis’ customers and sales organization. Zipnosis [Continue Reading…]

CBE alumna Korin Reid receives prestigious Forbes magazine honor

Korin Reid (B.S.ChE’08), a Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering alumna, has been honored by Forbes magazine as part of its annual “30 Under 30” leaders in science awards. Reid, who is employed as a Senior Data Scientist with McKesson in Atlanta, GA, was singled out for her work using big data technologies to scale [Continue Reading…]

CALS young alum of the month: Kruse (AST)

Name: Brad Kruse, Title and Company: Test Engineer, Kine Manufacturing, Hometown: Dyersville, IA, Major and Graduation Date: M.S. Industrial and Agricultural Technology- Fall 2015; B.S. Agricultural Systems Technology- Spring 2014 Major Job/Position Responsibilities: I support product testing from the point of initial concept to production on new products and options for the both planter and grain cart product [Continue Reading…]

Civil engineering alum to lead Waterloo Water Works

ABE alum creates ISU startup factory company to take on the mitigation of N and P

As Iowa State University researchers Dr. Martin Gross (former graduate student in agricultural and biosystems engineering) and Dr. Zhiyou Wen worked in their lab to develop an algal growth technology to create algal biomass, they never imagined that what they developed would also solve a problem much bigger and way beyond the original scope of [Continue Reading…]