Once a student pursuing a master’s degree in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Chad Dolphin had no idea that in a few years he would become an assistant teaching professor in ABE. But his passion for teaching was apparent to his mentors from the beginning, and never went unnoticed.
Laura Brooks Maxwell (’89 industrial engineering) is a recipient of a 2022 Professional Citation in Engineering. The PACE award recognizes alumni for significant career accomplishments.
Chris Ellison (’00 chemical engineering) is a 2022 recipient of the Professional Citation in Engineering. The PACE award recognizes alumni for significant career accomplishments.
Samarjit Das (’10 PhD electrical engineering) is the 2022 recipient of Cyclone Engineering’s Young Alumni Award.
Mark Lashier (’85, PhD ’89 chemical engineering) is a 2022 Anson Marston Medal recipient. The Marston Medal is the college’s highest alumni honor.
Max Porter (’65 civil engineering, MS ’68, PhD 74 structural engineering) is a 2022 Anson Marston Medal recipient. The Marston Medal is the college’s highest alumni honor.
Ani Yam (’22 industrial engineering) loves to create connections and community – and what brings people together more than delicious food? So after getting a taste of the food industry in a summer internship, Yam is now a manufacturing and engineering associate at General Mills.
Nick Herrig (‘17 indust engr) is the lead software engineer for Clayton Farms, an Ames-based startup that delivers soil-free-grown produce to customers’ homes – the same day it’s harvested.
After graduating and working in process improvement and IT for large companies for a few years, Herrig realized he was still hungry for the fast-paced world of startups.
“The benefit of an engineering education is that, in addition to the specific subject matter, you learn the habits of self-study that will carry you through your career. In engineering you are always having to learn new material along the way, which is a very valuable skill,” said Stephen Mosher (’70 elec engr).
Philippe Meister, a recent Ph.D. graduate in human-computer interaction (HCI), and Michael Dorneich, professor in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE), were both recognized during the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) annual meeting for its Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS) program held this summer in Chicago. Meister is the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Student Researcher Award while Dorneich won the 2021 Jimenez Faculty / Researcher Award.
Paul Willard (’92 aero engr) has been been an aerospace engineer, startup success and now has founded a venture capital firm to invest in early-state robotics-as-a-service companies.
Though he has spent the past quarter century in California, one mechanical engineering (ME) alum considers himself a “Midwestern boy” at heart and he attributes that to the critical role that Iowa State University played in his professional development.
Iowa State’s own astronaut-in-residence, who made a name for himself orbiting the Earth, is now launching a new chapter on the terra firma of his native Nebraska.
Clayton Anderson, professor of practice in ISU’s Department of Aerospace Engineering, has become the President and CEO of the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum in Ashland, Nebraska.
For Ellen Franzenburg, ISU ABE 2013 graduate, her career path all boiled down to one main passion: global agriculture.
For more than two decades, Beth Duyvejonck, 1997 Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) graduate, has focused passionately on building a better future for women in the construction industry.