ECpE engineers win $2.6 million in Energy Department grants to help improve the country’s power grid

Two Iowa State University electrical engineers, Zhaoyu Wang and Venkataramana Ajjarapu, both professors with ISU’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department, have won United States Department of Energy grants totaling $2.6 million to help improve the country’s power grid. One project will develop real-time monitoring and modeling of modern power grids, including renewable energy sources, for … Continue reading ECpE engineers win $2.6 million in Energy Department grants to help improve the country’s power grid

Q&A with Disney Imagineering design contest winner Alexander Doppenberg

Alexander Doppenberg, a senior studying mechanical engineering, was part of Iowa State’s winning team at the 26th Walt Disney Imagineering Imaginations Design Competition in California earlier this year. Between his busy semester and his action-packed summer the Spencer, Iowa-native was able to talk with us about his summer internship, the contest, and his studies.   *Some quotes … Continue reading Q&A with Disney Imagineering design contest winner Alexander Doppenberg

Cyclone Space Mining finishes 2nd overall at NASA’s 2017 Robotic Mining Competition

The results are in and Cyclone Space Mining finished second overall at NASA’s 2017 Robotic Mining Competition. The team from Iowa State University finished with a score of 70.6 out of 100 points. The team performed especially well in the Outreach category – where they scored 19.5 out of 20 – as well as the Social … Continue reading Cyclone Space Mining finishes 2nd overall at NASA’s 2017 Robotic Mining Competition

Cyclone Space Mining nabs two second-place finishes at NASA Robotic Mining Competition

Iowa State University’s Cyclone Space Mining team nabbed two second-place finishes at the 8th annual NASA Robotics Mining Competition last week in Florida. The team took second place in the categories of “Social Media and Public Engagement” and “Project Outreach.”  The Social Media and Public Engagement category is “[a]warded to the teams that uses various … Continue reading Cyclone Space Mining nabs two second-place finishes at NASA Robotic Mining Competition

Ph. D. student advances to finals in McCluskey Doctoral Thesis Award Contest

Each year, doctoral candidates in electrical and computer engineering from around the world compete in the Test Technology Technical Council E. J. McCluskey Doctoral Thesis Award Contest. The award serves to promote impactful doctoral student work and provides students with the exposure to the community and prospective employers. Iowa State University’s doctoral candidate in electrical … Continue reading Ph. D. student advances to finals in McCluskey Doctoral Thesis Award Contest

Ames Laboratory scientist inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

This story was originally published by Ames Laboratory. Iver Anderson also holds an adjunct position in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.  Iver Anderson, senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) on May 4, 2017. Anderson joins 14 other inductees … Continue reading Ames Laboratory scientist inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Materials science and engineering graduate students receive 2016-2017 departmental research awards

As the semester and academic year come to an end, graduate students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering are recognized for their achievements and success. The Trivedi Best Paper Award Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, a Ph.D. student in materials science and engineering, was awarded the 2016-2017 Rohit Trivedi Best Paper Award. Her major professor is … Continue reading Materials science and engineering graduate students receive 2016-2017 departmental research awards

Shaw and Tian receive Spring 2017 MSE Graduate Research Excellence Awards

Two graduate students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Santosh Shaw and Xinchun Tian, have been selected to receive the Graduate Research Excellence Award. The Research Excellence Awards are given to recognize graduate students for outstanding research accomplishments as documented in their theses and dissertations. These students are also expected to be academically … Continue reading Shaw and Tian receive Spring 2017 MSE Graduate Research Excellence Awards

ISU AGC works on securing the beams of their house (Courtesy AGC)

Iowa State Chapter of Associated General Contractors (ISU AGC) donates $5K to Appalachia Service Project

With winnings from Race to Build, Iowa State students keep on giving If you received $5,000 right now, how would you use it? Though some of us may struggle with this question, the choice for students in the Iowa State University Chapter of Associated General Contractors (ISU AGC) is clear. Give it to someone who … Continue reading Iowa State Chapter of Associated General Contractors (ISU AGC) donates $5K to Appalachia Service Project

Dr. Bartlett receives Engineering Student Council’s student nominated Outstanding Faculty Award

Dr. Michael Bartlett, Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Professor, has almost made it through his first academic year as a professor at Iowa State University. He started his career in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the fall 2016 semester. On April 19, 2017, Dr. Bartlett was given affirmation that his first academic … Continue reading Dr. Bartlett receives Engineering Student Council’s student nominated Outstanding Faculty Award

Iowa State alumnus receives ENR—ACE Outstanding Mentor Award

From planning to finished project, Josh Braby (B.S. ConE 2006) knows engineering is best learned by doing On Tuesday, Engineering News-Record (ENR) and the Architecture-Construction-Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program of America recognized construction engineering alumnus Josh Braby as a 2017 ENR-ACE Outstanding Mentor. Braby, who is a project manager at Neumann Brothers, Inc. in Des Moines, … Continue reading Iowa State alumnus receives ENR—ACE Outstanding Mentor Award