Iowa State University alum Richard Gumtau had a more than five-decade career as a highway engineer which took him all over the country and even other parts of the world. Gumtau’s journey is an aspiring one though it almost ended before it even started because of the academic and financial hurdles he faced his freshman year of college. This would eventually inspire him to support students so they would not need to encounter the hardship he endured.
A mechanical engineering (ME) alum hopes to engage the next generation of scientists and engineers by using a video game interface to teach them STEM concepts and methods.
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering professor Eric Cochran has been officially recognized as Mary Jane Skogen Hagenson & Randy L. Hagenson Professor in a medallion ceremony on the Iowa State University campus.
A brief summary of the CCEE 150th activities.
Three-time Iowa State University alum Denis Bbosa has been named the deputy dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology at Mbarara University in Uganda, which is the approximate equivalent of the College of Engineering at Iowa State University.
Two Cyclone Engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Construction 2021 class. Vilas S Mujumdar, professor of practice in civil, construction and environmental engineering, and alumnus Rao Surampalli (’85 PhD civil engr) are being recognized for their outstanding contributions to the field.
Thanks to a $42 million gift commitment from C.G. “Turk” and Joyce A. McEwen Therkildsen, the department will have a new facility that will serve as its home and provide technically enhanced research laboratory and learning spaces where industrial engineering students can gain the knowledge to design tomorrow’s innovative, nimble and intelligent processes needed now more than ever across all industrial sectors.
A feature article about Iowa State University alumni C.G. “Turk” and Joyce A. McEwen Therkildsen.
David Wilder, professor emeritus and former chair of the Iowa State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), passed away on Aug. 18, 2021, at the age of 92. He retired from Iowa State in May 1991 after a long and impactful career.
Emily Johnson completed her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and wind energy science, engineering, and policy this summer. This fall, she started at the University of Notre Dame as an assistant professor in the aerospace and mechanical engineering department. In her time at Iowa State, Johnson was an author on 10 publications with 101 citations, ranging …Continue reading “Emily Johnson: From Cyclone Engineering Ph.D. to Notre Dame faculty”
John G. McDonald, a 1957 B.S. graduate of Iowa State’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) and member of the department’s inaugural Hall of Fame class, passed away July 14 at the age of 86. Originally from Ohio, McDonald came to Iowa State University through a Navy ROTC scholarship. After receiving his chemical engineering …Continue reading “In memory of CBE alum, hall of fame member John G. McDonald”
As part of Iowa State’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering’s (CCEE) 150-year anniversary celebration, 26 alumni of the CCEE department are being recognized for their professional achievements, service to the profession, community and/or the department, and their high degree of character and integrity. There are two different recognitions: Hall of Fame and Distinguished …Continue reading “2021 CCEE Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Inductees”
Ben McFarland was inspired by the good teachers he had as a student at Iowa State University and now he’s looking to pay it forward in his capacity as a college instructor. McFarland grew up in Nevada, Iowa and developed an interest in STEM at an early age because of his father, Pat, who worked …Continue reading “Serving his country by teaching armed service members”