After a variety of challenges and delays at the Spaceport America Cup (SAC) intercollegiate rocket competition, it all came right for Cyclone Rocketry. The team of Iowa State University students was rewarded with a second-place overall finish in its division, and 14th place overall in the event, the best-ever showing for the ISU effort.
Department of Aerospace Engineering graduate students Nianhong Han and Anvesh Dhulipalla have taken second best and third best paper honors, respectively, in a prestigious international competition.
In ABE 410, class is about more than machine design – it’s about learning how to design, communicate and operate projects in an ever-changing and always advancing field: ag automation. Agriculture is one of the fastest moving fields in regards to technology – designing successful autosteer features for tractors as early as 1999.
New MSE faculty member Qi An will join the staff this fall.
Philippe Meister, a recent Ph.D. graduate in human-computer interaction (HCI), and Michael Dorneich, professor in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE), were both recognized during the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) annual meeting for its Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS) program held this summer in Chicago. Meister is the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Student Researcher Award while Dorneich won the 2021 Jimenez Faculty / Researcher Award.
Aishwarya Pawar, who will join the ME department as an assistant professor in Fall 2022, was introduced to the STEM field by her parents growing up in Goa, India. Her father, Rajiv, is a medical doctor while her mother, Swati, is a physics professor at Dhempe College of Arts and Science. She had the opportunity to occasionally accompany her mother in the office and on different work trips, which led to her interest in academic research.
The family of Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) undergraduate Paige Myers has been chosen as the Cyclone Family Weekend 2022 Family of the Year. The Myers family will be featured as part of Cyclone Family Weekend October 14-16.
Paul Willard (’92 aero engr) has been been an aerospace engineer, startup success and now has founded a venture capital firm to invest in early-state robotics-as-a-service companies.
Elaine Phompheng, ABE student services specialist, along with colleagues, led the development of ABESCN. ABESCN was created in 2018 based on student feedback to improve the department’s cultural environment.
Despite cloudy skies at the start of the race, the American Solar Challenge 2022 kicked off Saturday morning to embark on the historic Oregon Trail.
Incoming Iowa State University faculty member Qiang Zhong grew up in Wenzhou, a small coastal city in southeast China. He remembers spending summers with his grandfather, a well-known diesel mechanic in his hometown, which is what got him interested in the field of engineering. His parents always encouraged him to do hands-on activities like building model airplanes and RC boats.
Iowa State University researchers have been studying a new material known as UHPC (Ultra-High Performance Concrete) for nearly two decades. UHPC – a combination of cementitious material and steel fibers – is significantly more durable than concrete and can extend the service life of bridges beyond 75 years. But now, they are exploring the use of sprayable/pumpable UHPC to accelerate bridge construction.
Ericsson today announced an agreement with the National Science Foundation-funded Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program to supply Ericsson’s industry-leading and globally-deployed Radio Access Network (RAN), core, and services in support of the Agriculture and Rural Communities (ARA) testbed at Iowa State University (ISU).
Though he has spent the past quarter century in California, one mechanical engineering (ME) alum considers himself a “Midwestern boy” at heart and he attributes that to the critical role that Iowa State University played in his professional development.
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