College inspires innovation

The Exploratory Research Projects program at Iowa State’s College of Engineering is supporting faculty members as they gather preliminary data for high-risk, high-impact, novel research ideas. This spring, seven projects will receive grants to explore new research areas: Vikram Dalal, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Whitney Professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Novel material for efficient … Continue reading College inspires innovation

Two professors and Phd student predict new phase transformation in physics journal

Valery Levitas, Schafer Professor and faculty member of aerospace engineering and of mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering PhD student Hao Chen, and Assistant Professor Liming Xiong published their work in Physical Review Letters, a highly ranked physics journal. In the paper, the researchers predicted and studied a new type of first-order phase transformations. Levitas, Xiong, and … Continue reading Two professors and Phd student predict new phase transformation in physics journal

Fall class of 2016 honored during AerE ceremony

The Class of the Fall of 2016 was recognized Saturday morning with a brunch in the atrium of Howe Hall, followed by a reception in Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium. The graduating seniors were recognized for their achievements at Iowa State and announced their career plans. Six seniors were honored with awards for the exceptional achievements while … Continue reading Fall class of 2016 honored during AerE ceremony

MAVRIC wins Rohde & Schwarz 2 minutes competition

Rohde & Schwarz, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of test & measurement, communications and broadcasting equipment,announced the winner of the 2 minutes competition. MAVRIC, a Make to Innovate project at Iowa State University was declared the winner of the international competition. Applicants were asked to submit a two-minute video detailing how they would use … Continue reading MAVRIC wins Rohde & Schwarz 2 minutes competition

Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for fall 2016 commencement

Twelve seniors will be honored at this semester’s commencement ceremony Catherine Krezowski, a civil engineer from St. Paul, Minnesota, is serving as this semester’s College of Engineering Student Marshal during the fall 2016 commencement ceremony. She will be accompanied by Beth Hartmann, senior lecturer in civil, construction and environmental engineering, as she leads the engineering … Continue reading Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for fall 2016 commencement

ME grad student named Iowa Space Grant Consortium fellow, AerE undergrad awarded scholarship

Stuart Barkley, a PhD student in mechanical engineering, was recently named a fellow for the Iowa Space Grant Consortium. Barkley’s research project is titled “Microwave Plasma Control of Composite Solid Propellant” and aims “to develop an entirely new approach for throttling and extinguishment control of solid propellant flame though microwave plasma enhancement.” Rachel Pick, an undergraduate aerospace … Continue reading ME grad student named Iowa Space Grant Consortium fellow, AerE undergrad awarded scholarship

Iowa State AIAA Student Branch visits LA for industry tour

Students from the Iowa State AIAA student branch visited aerospace engineering companies over Thanksgiving break. Fifteen students flew to Los Angeles, Calif. for two days of tours and sightseeing. The group visited Boeing Satellite Systems, SpaceX, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, NASA Armstrong, and also viewed the Space Shuttle Endeavour and the USS Iowa. ISU AIAA … Continue reading Iowa State AIAA Student Branch visits LA for industry tour

AerE 462 students take their R/C planes for a test flight

Students in Dr. Leifsson’s AerE 462 course conceived, designed, and built R/C model aircrafts. This past Saturday, they had the opportunity to put them to the test. In a field just east of Ames, the students flew the aircrafts they had designed and built. The project the students were designing was for a commercial transport cargo … Continue reading AerE 462 students take their R/C planes for a test flight