Category: Aerospace Engineering

Marisa Mendoza joins Aerospace Engineering team as graduate assistant

Marisa Mendoza has become the new graduate programs assistant in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. She will maintain the day to day operations of the graduate program, while ensuring that graduate students are on track for degree completion as well as work with transitioning incoming graduate students. She will also promote the department to prospective … Continue reading Marisa Mendoza joins Aerospace Engineering team as graduate assistant

Engineering employees honored at ISU 25 Year Club banquet

The ISU 25 Year Club celebrates the employees who reach 25, 35, 45, and 50 years of continuous service. The annual banquet was held on Monday, March 4 and honored employees for their longstanding contributions to Iowa State: Celebrating 25 years of service: Roy Gu, CCEE Jay Harmon, ABE Charles Jahren, CCEE Paul Jewell, Engineering-LAS Online Learning Brian Larson, Engineering Career Services … Continue reading Engineering employees honored at ISU 25 Year Club banquet

Aerospace Engineering’s Marti Steelman honored for 35 years of ISU service

When you walk into the main office of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, the first person you see will probably be Marti Steelman. And don’t worry about asking her that tough question. She’ll probably be able to answer it. Though relatively new to Aerospace Engineering, she’s been around the block a few times at Iowa … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Marti Steelman honored for 35 years of ISU service

Iowa State’s Micro-g NExT Team prepares for phase II of NASA challenge

Micro-g NExT, a student project in the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Make to Innovate (M:2:I) program, has been selected to move into phase II of the prestigious challenge developed by NASA. The newly created Micro-g NExT team submitted a 30-page proposal last semester to design and manufacture an Extravehicular Activity (EVA) camera mount. The proposal … Continue reading Iowa State’s Micro-g NExT Team prepares for phase II of NASA challenge

Get involved in hands-on engineering learning and service projects with FundISU

FundISU is a new way for Cyclone Engineering alumni and friends to support the innovative work and research being done at Iowa State University. Nearly four years ago the Iowa State University Foundation implemented FundISU – a crowdfunding platform helps Iowa State University community members raise money to support projects that advance innovation, teaching and learning at the university and promote Iowa State’s mission to create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place.

2019 Engineers’ Week Student Organization Honors Announced

With Engineers’ Week beginning Saturday, the winners for this years outstanding student organizations have been announced and will be recognized at the 2019 Engineers’ Week Award Banquet on February 22.   Winners:  K-12 Outreach award: Cardinal Space Mining Community Service Award: Associated General Contractors (AGC)  Newcomer of the Year Award: GNU/Linux Club  Outstanding Achievement Award: CyRoc  … Continue reading 2019 Engineers’ Week Student Organization Honors Announced

Astronaut Scott Kelly will visit Iowa State to share stories from his time in space

Capt. Scott Kelly is a former military fighter pilot, engineer, retired U.S. Navy captain and retired astronaut. During his time as an astronaut, Kelly went on four space flights, commanded the International Space Station on three expeditions and was a member of the yearlong mission to the ISS starting in 2015 – this set the … Continue reading Astronaut Scott Kelly will visit Iowa State to share stories from his time in space

Midwest Mechanics Seminar Guest Speaker will Discuss Acoustics and Phononic Structures

A distinguished professor from Rutgers University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Dr. Andrew N. Norris, will be the department’s next guest Midwest Mechanics Seminar Series speaker, February 7. Dr. Norris will present “Transformation Acoustics, Phononic Structures and Applications” at 2:10 p.m., 1235 Howe Hall. Norris’ interests include acoustics and elastic waves and meta-materials, focusing … Continue reading Midwest Mechanics Seminar Guest Speaker will Discuss Acoustics and Phononic Structures

Arlene Grebasch to Aerospace Engineering’s administrative team

Arlene Grebasch has become an Administrative Specialist II in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. She will assist interim department chair Alric Rothmayer while managing office and employee duties, and assist the department in support of student and faculty needs. Arlene lives in Story City with her husband and four children ages 11, 7, 5 and … Continue reading Arlene Grebasch to Aerospace Engineering’s administrative team

Matthew Nelson, Travis Grager to Aerospace Engineering lecturer positions

The Department of Aerospace Engineering welcomes two lecturers ready to share their expertise. Matthew Nelson has been named lecturer in Department of Aerospace Engineering. Nelson was previously the director of the Make to Innovate (M:2:I) program, which engages students in hands-on projects to help the understanding of engineering fundamentals. Nelson is an Iowa native, graduating … Continue reading Matthew Nelson, Travis Grager to Aerospace Engineering lecturer positions

Micro-g NExT team selected for testing phase of NASA design competition

Iowa State University’s Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Team (Micro-g NExT) has been selected to advance to Phase II of the NASA design competition. Micro-g NExT challenges undergraduate students to design, build and test a tool or device that addresses a real-life space exploration challenge. Iowa State’s team has been selected to conduct test operations in the simulated microgravity environment at the NASA Johnson Space Center Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.

Aerospace professor, current and former doctoral students published in prestigious physics journal

A research group consisting of the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Valery I. Levitas, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering; Aerospace Engineering Ph.D. student S. Ehsan Esfahani; and former ISU Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. student (currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Michigan) Iman Ghamarian … Continue reading Aerospace professor, current and former doctoral students published in prestigious physics journal

Fall 2018 student marshal and outstanding seniors honored

Each semester, twelve graduating seniors are selected as outstanding seniors to represent the College of Engineering. Of these twelve, one is chosen as the college’s student marshal at the undergraduate commencement ceremony on December 15. Read more about the contributions, accomplishments and future plans of this class of impressive Cyclone engineers.

Aerospace Engineering’s Sarkar receives honor for work in wind engineering

Department of Aerospace Engineering Professor Partha Sarkar has been elected as a Fellow in the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI). The SEI is one of the nine institutes of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), an organization that has more than 150,000 members in 177 countries. Of 34,000 SEI members, only 234 are Fellows in … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Sarkar receives honor for work in wind engineering