Category: Awards (other)

Civil engineering student Carissa Moyna named Udall Scholar

Carissa Moyna, a junior in civil engineering, has been named a Udall Scholar for 2019, selected from among 443 candidates nominated by 227 colleges and universities. The Udall Foundation awards scholarships for leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to the environment or Native American nations. Moyna’s passion is sustainable construction practices and plans to one day launch and environmentally focused design-build firm. She’s a current member of Iowa State’s Green Energy Challenge Team, Engineers for a Sustainable World, Honors Program and Women in Science and Engineering.

ISU receives $450,000 for crucial role in $3.6 million solar research project

Iowa State University’s Mehl Professor Manimaran Govindarasu from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) is playing a part in a research project awarding Arizona State University (ASU) $3.6 million. Researchers are planning to begin this project in the summer of 2019, lasting roughly three years. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Tech … Continue reading ISU receives $450,000 for crucial role in $3.6 million solar research project

ECpE’s Vaswani receives ECE Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Maryland

Namrata Vaswani, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and courtesy professor in Mathematics at Iowa State University, has recently received a prestigious award from her alma mater, the University of Maryland, College Park. Vaswani’s award, the 2019 ECE Distinguished Alumni Award, was presented to Vaswani due to her exemplary contributions to … Continue reading ECpE’s Vaswani receives ECE Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Maryland

ECpE rankings on the rise: CprE, EE in top 25 among public programs

ECpE rankings on the rise: CprE, EE in top 25 among public programs Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) is passing exponential milestones. This year, ECpE’s computer engineering (CprE) program is placed as the 34th best in the nation, according to U.S. News 2019 Best Engineering Schools Rankings. This placing is … Continue reading ECpE rankings on the rise: CprE, EE in top 25 among public programs

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

ECpE’s information assurance and cyber security master’s programs ranked as one of the nation’s top programs

ECpE’s information assurance and cyber security master’s programs ranked as one of the nation’s top programs Iowa State University’s information assurance program, led by University Professor Doug Jacobson and hosted by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) has been ranked as one of the nation’s top schools in both the cyber security program … Continue reading ECpE’s information assurance and cyber security master’s programs ranked as one of the nation’s top programs

ECpE grad student places second in infrastructure system conference

Vivek-Kumar Singh, a graduate student in Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently placed second with a speech in an infrastructure student competition in Denver, Colorado. The competition, known as Resilience Week, was held in August 2018. This conference is well known and well attended by large companies Singh has always looked … Continue reading ECpE grad student places second in infrastructure system conference

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

Information systems security ranked as #1 master’s program

Information systems security ranked as #1 master’s program Iowa State University’s online information security systems program was recently featured as the best master’s program in information systems security for 2019 by Online Masters. This master’s program, led by University Professor Doug Jacobson, is hosted by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa … Continue reading Information systems security ranked as #1 master’s program

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.

ME grad student wins award at SPIE Photonics West Conference

A mechanical engineering graduate student was recognized at one of the largest conferences for optics and photonics for his research in the field. Vignesh Suresh, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, won the “Best Student Paper Award” in the OPTO (Optoelectronics, Photonic Materials and Devices) category at the SPIE Photonics West 2019 Conference in San … Continue reading ME grad student wins award at SPIE Photonics West Conference