Category: Department News

Two honored with CBE’s Burkhart senior award

Alex Kauffmann and James Trettin are co-recipients of the Lawrence E. Burkhart Memrorial Award for the spring 2021 commencement. The honor is bestowed upon graduating seniors, who are named Outstanding Senior Student in Chemical Engineering, with emphasis on scholastic performance. Recipients are selected by department faculty. Burkhart, the award’s namesake, was a member of the … Continue reading Two honored with CBE’s Burkhart senior award

CCEE Graduate Student Receives WTS Chicago President’s Scholarship

Nazik Citir, graduate student within the civil, construction and engineering department, received the President’s Scholarship through the WTS Greater Chicago Area for the 2021-2022 academic year.  “I’m really honored to be awarded this scholarship,” Citir said. “It increases my motivations toward my goals. And also, I believe it will open some new pathways to make … Continue reading CCEE Graduate Student Receives WTS Chicago President’s Scholarship

ECpE undergraduate Stefan Peng recognized with two research awards

Stefan Peng, an undergraduate student majoring in computer engineering at Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), has been recognized with the Stewart Research Award to support his honors project, “Development of a brain-on-a-chip microfluidic device.” Peng has also received the University Honors Program Grant along with the Stewart Research Award. Both … Continue reading ECpE undergraduate Stefan Peng recognized with two research awards

ISU Fluid Power Club receives top awards at competition

Iowa State University’s Fluid Power Club competed and placed in the virtual Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge, which was sponsored by the National Fluid Power Association and hosted by Danfoss Power Solutions.  The ISU Fluid Power Club received both the Best Presentation and the Innovative Use of Electronics Award for their hydraulically-powered recumbent tricycle. To be … Continue reading ISU Fluid Power Club receives top awards at competition

Andrew Whiteman receives MSE departmental Outstanding Senior Award

MSE Outstanding Senior Award: In recognition of the most outstanding graduating senior as defined by the statement, “the graduate who, in 5 years, we would be most proud to call our graduate.” The student is expected to have high character, outstanding achievement in academics and activities and the promise of continuing these exemplary qualities as … Continue reading Andrew Whiteman receives MSE departmental Outstanding Senior Award

Jonathan Zaugg receives MSE departmental Student Leadership & Service Award

MSE Student Leadership & Service Award: In recognition of accomplishments as a leader in both the classroom and extracurricular activities, and for outstanding service to the MSE Department. Jonathan Zaugg, a senior in the Iowa State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) from Mitchellville, Iowa, is the spring 2021 recipient of the department’s … Continue reading Jonathan Zaugg receives MSE departmental Student Leadership & Service Award

Robot in between crop plants

Vision for ultra-precision agriculture includes machine-learning enabled sensing, modeling, robots tending crops

Rather than tending fields by the hundreds of acres, farmers could one day tend each and every plant with the help of machine learning, robots and other technologies. A five-year, $7 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will help researchers develop such a cyber-physical system. The project is led by Soumik Sarkar, the Walter W. Wilson Faculty Fellow in Engineering and an associate professor of mechanical engineering.

Sea-loving Saudi finds a loving home at landlocked Iowa State University

Growing up in coastal Saudi Arabia, Fahad Alsaggaf developed a strong personal connection to the sea. So, it was a major change of scenery when he attended college in a landlocked state like Iowa, but he said he has never regretted his decision. Alsaggaf grew up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a port city along the … Continue reading Sea-loving Saudi finds a loving home at landlocked Iowa State University