ECpE’s Jacobson consulted on safety of Bitcoin

Iowa State University’s electrical and computer engineering Professor Doug Jacobson was featured in article published on WalletHub.com. The article, which discussed whether Bitcoin is safe or not, features several professional opinions, including Jacobson’s. Bitcoin is a type of digital currency that uses encryption techniques to regulate the units of currency and verify the transfer of … Continue reading ECpE’s Jacobson consulted on safety of Bitcoin

Kathryn Thornton lecture inspires STEM students, space lovers

By Jill O’Brien. This article was published on iowastatedaily.com. Click here to read the article in its entirety.  As part of the Women’s Leadership Series, Kathryn Thornton spoke about her time working for NASA on Monday night in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union. Thornton worked at NASA for 12 years, participating in three … Continue reading Kathryn Thornton lecture inspires STEM students, space lovers

Chuck Jahren (right) answers Brandon Sleep's (left) question during ConE 322 (Photo by Tindall)

“Ahead of the game:” Active and hybrid learning take foothold in CCEE curriculum

Professors use newest learning models to encourage real-world problem-solving Brandon Sleep preps thoroughly for any construction engineering (ConE) 322 lecture. He doesn’t mind watching video lectures outside of class. That’s because ConE 322 is a hybrid learning classroom. Students have to come prepared. “We do the homework in class, and we have a guide from the lectures … Continue reading “Ahead of the game:” Active and hybrid learning take foothold in CCEE curriculum

Akinc selected as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in Ankara, Turkey

Dr. Mufit Akinc has received the Fulbright Grant to Turkey for the 2017-2018 academic year. He will become Senior Lecturer at Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey, for the spring semester of 2018. Dr. Akinc currently holds many titles at Iowa State University. He is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and … Continue reading Akinc selected as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in Ankara, Turkey

Darr: Big data presents big opportunity

Matt Darr, an Iowa State University professor of ag and biosystems engineering, sees new opportunities in digital agriculture. “It’s about using precision information to help farmers do things better, more efficiently and profitably.”

Senior in ECpE is selected for 2017 Future Founders Fellowship

Each year, the non-profit organization Future Founders select the top student entrepreneurs in the nation. Iowa State University’s very own Brendon Geils, senior in electrical engineering, has been named one of the 17 entrepreneurs who were selected to participate in the 2017 fellowship. Geils co-founded Sodima Solutions, which is a chat technology company with a … Continue reading Senior in ECpE is selected for 2017 Future Founders Fellowship

Engineering researchers collaborate to study pipeline corrosion

Ashraf Bastawros, professor of aerospace engineering, has received a $300,000 grant from the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHSMA). Along with Dr. Kurt Hebert from chemical engineering, Dr. Pranav Shrotriya from mechanical engineering, and Dr. Leonard Bond from the Center of Non Destructive Evaluation, Bastawros will develop advanced detection methods to … Continue reading Engineering researchers collaborate to study pipeline corrosion

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Safety takes front seat in second phase of national highway program

Iowa State transportation engineering faculty hit high gear analyzing highway safety data in part two of second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) This semester will be busy, as Iowa State University (ISU) researchers propose traffic safety models for SHRP2, or the second Strategic Highway Research Program. “This is all about saving lives,” says Sandra Larson. … Continue reading Safety takes front seat in second phase of national highway program

Iowa State engineers will contribute to new Manufacturing USA institute

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State engineers are part of a new, $140 million national manufacturing institute dedicated to reusing materials in ways that can improve the energy efficiency of American manufacturing by up to 50 percent. The U.S. Department of Energy announced the new institute – the Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions, or REMADE Institute … Continue reading Iowa State engineers will contribute to new Manufacturing USA institute

Govindarasu co-authors published article on cybersecurity of the power grid

This month, Electrical and Computer Engineering Mehl Professor Manimaran Govindarasu was a contributing author to the recently published article “Cybersecurity of the power grid: A growing challenge.” The piece was first published on The Conversation, a website publishing news from the academic and research community, and discusses the emerging threat to the U.S. electricity grid’s … Continue reading Govindarasu co-authors published article on cybersecurity of the power grid

Innovative research in microfluidic soil sensor featured on front cover of journal

Iowa State University is no stranger to innovative research, and Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Liang Dong has proven just that. Dong’s research, which has been recently featured on the front cover of the journal Lab on a Chip, is about the development of tiny sensors helping farmers keep amounts of fertilizer under control in … Continue reading Innovative research in microfluidic soil sensor featured on front cover of journal