CBE’s BioMaP summer program kicks off with nine undergrad researchers

Nine undergraduate students from around the nation are settling in to their summer home at Iowa State with the BioMaP REU program. Hosted annually by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) with funding from the National Science Foundation, the Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates (BioMaP REU) provides mentored research. Each … Continue reading CBE’s BioMaP summer program kicks off with nine undergrad researchers

Two Iowa teams selected to compete in FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award competition

Each year, FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) hosts the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award competition funded by John Deere, Rockwell Collins and XPrize. This year twenty teams from around the globe were selected to participate in Washington, DC, on June 20. Two Iowa teams have been selected as international semi-finalists for the Global Innovation Award stemming from their … Continue reading Two Iowa teams selected to compete in FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award competition

Engineering students take learning global with Great Britain study abroad

Transportation engineering course caps off with trips to Scotland, London Young engineers got a glimpse of medieval and modern engineering practices last month during a nearly two-week study abroad experience in Great Britain. The group of 25 civil and construction engineering students from Iowa State University (ISU) toured sites in Scotland and England for the course … Continue reading Engineering students take learning global with Great Britain study abroad

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

Both Ikuma (left) and Da'er work with algae samples to develop cost-effective wastewater treatment systems.

Interdisciplinary student seeks solutions to overseas water crisis

With a scholarship opportunity, Yemeni doctoral researcher Sahar Da’Er pursues education to combat humanitarian disaster After waking up in her home in Sana’a, Yemen, Sahar Da’Er would turn on the faucet. She couldn’t rely on anything coming out of the pipe, though. “We’d wake up in the morning and, sometimes, you’d open the tap and … Continue reading Interdisciplinary student seeks solutions to overseas water crisis

Hola, Oviedo! CBE undergrads settle in for their Spanish study abroad experience

The “Iberian adventure” for 11 CBE undergraduates is now underway at the Universidad de Oviedo in northern Spain. They have kicked off this summer’s round of the annual study abroad program there involving students from Iowa State and the University of Wisconsin. The long-running program allows undergrads to work under the guidance of Universidad de … Continue reading Hola, Oviedo! CBE undergrads settle in for their Spanish study abroad experience

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

Cyclone Space Mining team to compete in the NASA Robotic Mining Competition

For yet another summer, members of the Cyclone Space Mining team will leave behind Iowa’s rolling cornfields for the for palm tree-lined beaches of east central Florida. Iowa State’s Cyclone Space Mining team will compete in the NASA Robotic Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, just west of Orlando. This is the … Continue reading Cyclone Space Mining team to compete in the NASA Robotic Mining Competition

Tumblin’ down: Former ChemE buildings reduced to rubble; photo album posted

The demolition of Old Sweeney Hall, the original home of Iowa State’s chemical engineering department, was carried out May 17 & 18. An addition that was later installed and enjoins the current Sweeney Hall remains standing, and will be demolished at a date to be determined. The Nuclear Engineering Building, originally constructed as an additional … Continue reading Tumblin’ down: Former ChemE buildings reduced to rubble; photo album posted

Jim Hill retires from CBE after 46 years of research, education and outreach

Chemical and Biological Engineering University Professor James (Jim) Hill has announced his retirement, and was honored with a reception hosted by the department. Hill has been part of the CBE faculty since 1971 and served as department chair from 2005-2009. His work as a researcher, educator and advocate for students through the renowned ISU solar … Continue reading Jim Hill retires from CBE after 46 years of research, education and outreach