Iowa State named a partner in new Department of Energy bioenergy research center

Iowa State University is a partner institution in a new, $104 million research center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the project will study the next generation of plant-based, sustainable, cost-effective biofuels and bioproducts. Iowa State team includes Andy Van Loocke, assistant professor of agronomy; and Adina … Continue reading Iowa State named a partner in new Department of Energy bioenergy research center

Chris Levandowski (pictured) is a graduate student in structural engineering.

Iowa State structural engineering graduate student earns Freeman Fellowship

With fellowship from American Society of Civil Engineers, graduate student explores uses of Ultra High Performance Concrete Chris Levandowski, a graduate student in structural engineering at Iowa State University (ISU), has been awarded the Freeman Fellowship from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The fellowship was established in 1924 by former ASCE President John … Continue reading Iowa State structural engineering graduate student earns Freeman Fellowship

ASEE presents award to ECpE University Professor Diane Rover

This year the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Electrical and Computer Education (ECE) Division presented the Meritorious Service Award to University Professor Diane Rover of Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department. The award recognizes a commendable service to the ASEE ECE Division over an extended period of time. Rover was presented with … Continue reading ASEE presents award to ECpE University Professor Diane Rover

Playing with atoms, experiencing Cyclone engineering at SWE U

“Materials scientists and engineers create new materials and take old materials and make them act differently. We do that by working on materials at the atomic level. So, today, we are going to play with atoms!” said Larry Genalo, university professor and associate chair of materials science and engineering, to welcome 28 participants in Society … Continue reading Playing with atoms, experiencing Cyclone engineering at SWE U

Gift from ADM will boost chemical engineering student group

The Iowa State University chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has received a $2,500 gift from Archer Daniels Midland. AIChE is an international organization of chemical engineers and includes a large roster of undergraduate student groups at colleges and universities. It is the largest student group in Iowa State’s Department of Chemical … Continue reading Gift from ADM will boost chemical engineering student group

CBE’s John Burnett-Larkins joins Professional & Scientific Council

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) communication specialist John Burnett-Larkins has become a member of Iowa State’s Professional & Scientific Council. He becomes the second person in CBE to serve on the council, with academic adviser Tonia Baxter elected to the group in 2016. Burnett-Larkins’ membership on the council became official with its July … Continue reading CBE’s John Burnett-Larkins joins Professional & Scientific Council

ECpE Distinguished Professor McCalley and team study links across US power grids

Iowa State University Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering Jim McCalley and his research team are studying United States power grids, looking at moving power to and from the country’s Eastern and Western grids. With today’s production of wind energy in the prairie states and solar energy in the desert states, McCalley, of ISU’s Electrical … Continue reading ECpE Distinguished Professor McCalley and team study links across US power grids

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

“Once in a lifetime” Spain summer lab for CBE students wraps up

Eleven Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering have concluded their stay in Spain with the annual summer lab experience at the University of Oviedo. The five-week undergraduate course is a cooperative endeavor between the Spanish university, Iowa State University and the University of Wisconsin. Students are immersed in an intensive laboratory research program that allows … Continue reading “Once in a lifetime” Spain summer lab for CBE students wraps up

Taylor’s research shows that, by improving concrete mixture processes to eliminate premature failure, the life of concrete structures could be increased by nearly double the amount of years. In the graph, this is shown through the comparison of projects including premature failures (all data points with blue best fit line) and non-failure projects (orange data points with orange best fit line). (Graph provided by Peter Taylor)

Iowa State researchers take new long-lasting highway findings on the road

Transportation engineers plan efforts to teach new concrete specifications to states in effort to cut delays, extend life of roadways It is hard to imagine a summer without the delays of road construction; however, researchers at Iowa State University (ISU) are finding new ways to keep the slow-downs to a minimum. To do so, they … Continue reading Iowa State researchers take new long-lasting highway findings on the road

AerE talks rockets at Science Center of Iowa

The Science Center of Iowa welcomed the Department of Aerospace Engineering to speak to children at the SCI Take Flight Summer Camp. Teaching laboratory associate, Carolyn Riedel, and graduate program assistant, Sara Goplin, spoke to the children, ages 3-5, about rockets and space. Riedel and Goplin spent time with two different classes, taking questions and … Continue reading AerE talks rockets at Science Center of Iowa