College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

New job, new CAREER Award; Wenjie Xia’s first semester in Aerospace Engineering is notable

Wenjie Xia joined Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering faculty just before the start of the fall 2023 semester. Having barely gotten his feet wet in his new job, he was notified that he was the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award.

Honoring excellence: Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff award winners, named faculty positions and new patents

Congratulations to 2023 College of Engineering faculty and staff award winners, new named faculty positions, and patent recipients.

SafetyScan: Student startup sees the future of workplace safety

“What could be more important than using engineering skills to keep people safer – especially at their jobs?” said Sarah Ng, senior in industrial engineering. “If technology can be used to mitigate risk, that’s what I want to be doing.” Ng is co-founder of SafetyScan with Phillip Gorni, senior in aerospace engineering.

Teaching, research honors for four AerE graduate students

Four graduate students in the Department of Aerospace Engineering have been honored for their work in the spring 2023 semester with Teaching Excellence (TEX) and Research Excellence (REX) Awards from Iowa State University’s Graduate College.

James Burke: Outstanding senior in aerospace engineering

“My most valuable hands-on learning experience was as a part of STELLAR, a team that is working to design the first liquid rocket engine ever designed by students at Iowa State (M:2:i). STELLAR has allowed me to hone my problem-solving skills since we would solve engineering tasks with limited direct instruction, determining the best solutions ourselves.”