An individual honor and a team honor were earned by the Iowa State student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in the group’s recent trip to the Mid-America Student Regional Conference hosted at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
“My professors and classmates have given me something to look forward to every single day – just by being themselves. There’s no way to quantify the impact I have had on the people around me, but if it’s anywhere close to how they have influenced me, then that is something that I am very proud of.”
“My contribution to the Cyclone Engineering community that I am most proud of is being a LEAD peer mentor and helping first year students find their way at Iowa State. As a student leader, I have focused on giving back to the community through community service, community events and sustainable projects.”
“Developing the Engineering Ambassadors Network into the group that it is now is a contribution to the community that I am most proud of. I also hope that some of the K-12 students we work with will choose to pursue engineering and see it as a career that is attainable to them regardless of their ethnicity, gender or current experience.”
Dan Schechtman, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, a prestigious honor recognizing contributions to scientific research.
Early this year, members of the ISU Robotics Club placed 5th at the 13th Annual Autonomous Snowplow Competition (www.autosnowplow.com) held January 20-21, 2023 at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, MN. The traveling team was comprised of seven students – four Software Engineering students, Darren Anderson (SE ’22 alum), Jaden Forde, Ryan Sand, and Sergio Perez Valentin; …Continue reading “Robotics Club Participates in 13th Annual Autonomous Snowplow Competition”
W. Samuel Easterling, the James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering at Iowa State University, has been elected a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Victoria Kyveryga, junior in chemical engineering, and Nicholas Oldham, sophomore in materials engineering, have been named Goldwater Scholars, the premier undergraduate scholarship in STEM.
The Jack E. Cermak Medal, one of the most prestigious honors in the field of wind engineering, has been awarded to Department of Aerospace Engineering Professor Partha P. Sarkar.
The sixth annual Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship college-by-college pitch off was just completed this month – with Belling and Meyer placing first in the “New Idea” category, receiving a $5,000 award. The students participating in the pitch-off have to go through several rounds for the potential to win, and pitch their idea in 90 seconds to panels of judges.
For the Fall 2022 semester, four graduate students in the Department of Aerospace Engineering have been honored with Teaching Excellence (TEX) and Research Excellence (REX) Awards from Iowa State University’s graduate college. The awards are presented to graduate students who demonstrate excellence in their scientific research or their teaching performance.
Department of Aerospace Engineering assistant professor Ping He has been named a Michael and Denise Mack 2050 Challenge Scholar. The program was established to support the Iowa State University College of Engineering’s 2050 vision. It supports one junior faculty member with fellowship funding.
Senathiraja is working with Chris Cornelius, the Dr. Thomas D. McGee and Dr. Ick-Jhin Rick Yoon Department Chair in Materials Science and Engineering/Wilkinson Chair in Materials Science and Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering, by courtesy, to promote green energy by optimizing and increasing the performance and durability of hydrogen fuel cell membranes. Her research and leadership have resulted in her receiving several awards, including the local Guiding Start Award from the Graduate Society of Women Engineers.
The Iowa State University Material Advantage (MA) Chapter won a Chapter of Excellence Award from the international student program at the 2022 annual Materials Science and Technology Conference held in Pittsburgh last October.
How much pressure can a road withstand? Of all the roads and highways we drive on – when will they crack? That’s what Yongsung Koh, a doctoral student in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, is working hard to figure out.