IE student named second-team All-American for 4×400 at NCAAs

An industrial engineering student-athlete was part of a relay squad that earned second-team All-American honors at day one of the NCAA outdoor track and field championships last week in Eugene, Oregon. Roshon Roomes, a senior in IE, was named a Second Team All-American for his and his team’s performance in the 4×400 relay event. The … Continue reading IE student named second-team All-American for 4×400 at NCAAs

Iowa State ABE team brings home multiple awards from tractor competition

A team of engineers from Iowa State brought home multiple awards in the International ¼ Scale Tractor Student Design Competition that took place in Peoria, Illinois earlier this month. The ABE Cyclone Power Pullers took home first place awards for Best Appearance, Manufacturability, Innovation, Written Design Report and the Maneuverability categories. The team also won a $500 prize for taking fifth in the overall competition.

ECpE student’s paper selected for power and energy conference

A Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) student at Iowa State University recently received a selection for the 2018 Power and Energy Society General Meeting in the best conference paper session on “Distribution Systems, Microgrids, and Renewables.” Ramakrishnan Venkratraman, a fourth-year electrical engineering graduate student, submitted a paper last November for the annual Power and … Continue reading ECpE student’s paper selected for power and energy conference

IMSE students and faculty receive IISE awards

Two industrial engineering graduate students were recently awarded fellowships from their field’s largest professional society. Enrique Alameda, a MS student in IE, and Srikanthan Ramesh, a PhD student in IE, were awarded the Gilbreth Memorial Fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). The fellowship includes a $3000 stipend … Continue reading IMSE students and faculty receive IISE awards

CBE adviser Janessa Boley awarded by national association

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering academic adviser Janessa Boley was recently presented with the Excellence in Advising — New Advisor award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Global Community for Academic Advising. It was presented at the group’s Region 6 conference in Minneapolis. The Outstanding New Advisor Award is presented annually to individuals … Continue reading CBE adviser Janessa Boley awarded by national association

Q&A with Hossein Taheri

Hossein Taheri will complete his PhD in mechanical engineering at the end of the summer. He is also a recent recipient of the 2018 Young NDT (Nondestructive Testing) Professional Recognition award from the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). Taheri, who was co-advised by Timothy Bigelow and Leonard Bond, will work as a nondestructive evaluation (NDE) research … Continue reading Q&A with Hossein Taheri

Iowa State’s IEEE-HKN chapter receives outstanding chapter award

Iowa State University’s chapter of the Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineering (IEEE)–Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) was one of 24 chapters awarded the 2016-17 IEEE-HKN Outstanding Chapter Award.   “IEEE-HKN has around 250 chapters worldwide and about 20 chapters are selected each year to receive the IEEE-HKN Outstanding Chapter Award,” IEEE-HKN Nu Chapter President Stephanie Engelhardt said. “This … Continue reading Iowa State’s IEEE-HKN chapter receives outstanding chapter award

ChemE grad student Dillon Hurd has impressive run promoting his heart assist device

It was a big three days recently for Iowa State chemical engineering graduate student Dillon Hurd and pitches promoting his biomedical research project. Hurd, who will be graduating with a Master of Engineering degree May 3 (with plans to continue on into a Ph.D. program here at Iowa State), picked up two second place finishes … Continue reading ChemE grad student Dillon Hurd has impressive run promoting his heart assist device

Q&A with Srikanthan “Sri” Ramesh

Srikanthan “Sri” Ramesh is a PhD student in industrial engineering and a graduate researcher in Dr. Iris Rivero‘s Interdisciplinary Manufacturing Engineering and Design lab. He was recently awarded the Wakonse Fellowship. “Wakonse” is the Lakota Indian term for “to teach, to inspire.” As part of the fellowship, Sri will attend a five-day conference at Camp Miniwanca in … Continue reading Q&A with Srikanthan “Sri” Ramesh

Chemical engineering graduate students shine with Research/Teaching Excellence Awards

Five chemical engineering graduate students were honored for their work in research and education in a special ceremony held April 19. The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Research Excellence and Teaching Excellence Awards for 2017-18 have been presented to David Chadderdon (research), Xiaotong Chadderdon (research), Toni Pfennig (research), Fatima Enam (teaching) and Atefe Hadi … Continue reading Chemical engineering graduate students shine with Research/Teaching Excellence Awards

Two ECpE engineers receive prestigious NSF CAREER awards

Iowa State’s College of Engineering is celebrating the seven CAREER awards received by College faculty. “This year, three assistant professors of ECpE competed for the prestigious NSF CAREER award, and two were selected,” Professor and Palmer Department Chair Ashfaq Khokhar said. “This is indeed a phenomenal success! The history of national level recognition of young … Continue reading Two ECpE engineers receive prestigious NSF CAREER awards

Neilson is selected as a Goldwater Scholar with Honorable Mention

Kathryn “Katie” Neilson, a junior in materials engineering from Morton, Illinois, has been selected as a 2018-2019 Barry Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention recipient. The Goldwater Scholarships are granted to undergraduate sophomores and juniors across the United States based on academic merit in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering fields. Neilson was one of two Iowa … Continue reading Neilson is selected as a Goldwater Scholar with Honorable Mention

Alipour awarded National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Iowa State structural engineering researcher earns prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) funding to increase resiliency of electric power networks under windstorm and aging effects In March, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Iowa State Structural Engineering Assistant Professor Alice Alipour a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. Alipour is the principal investigator of the … Continue reading Alipour awarded National Science Foundation CAREER Award

ME researcher examines mechanical behavior of cells

An upcoming research project by a mechanical engineering faculty member will study the dynamic mechanical behavior of live cells which might someday be used to help treat cancer. Juan Ren, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Ren was one of three ME researchers at … Continue reading ME researcher examines mechanical behavior of cells