Iowa State NSBE members making national impact: Ugerah Abalu

Iowa State’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers allows students to contribute to the mission “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” And Iowa State NSBE members are taking that mission to new levels. AUgerah Abalu, a junior in electrical engineering, serves as the NSBE Region V international chair.

Black History Month: ECpE’s Phillip Jones on Inclusion in Engineering

Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is celebrating Black History Month with a series highlighting alumni, faculty and students. Click here for more Black History Month coverage. Growing up on a small farm in Maryland, Iowa State University Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Associate Professor Phillip Jones felt at home when he first … Continue reading Black History Month: ECpE’s Phillip Jones on Inclusion in Engineering

ISU chemical engineering alum Mark Saltzman is National Academy of Engineering electee

W. Mark Saltzman, a chemical engineering graduate of Iowa State University, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He is one of three Iowa State University College of Engineering alumni who are part of the current class elected the Academy. Saltzman, who is the Goizueta Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical … Continue reading ISU chemical engineering alum Mark Saltzman is National Academy of Engineering electee

Whitney Global Initiatives Program will aid CBE; Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab is first to benefit

With an eye toward developing international experiences and a desire to increase “thinking globally,” a new gift to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) from a CBE alumni will significantly impact CBE students by enhancing opportunities for international awareness. The Hershel B. Whitney Charitable Trust has provided funding for the Hershel B. Whitney … Continue reading Whitney Global Initiatives Program will aid CBE; Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab is first to benefit

Old meets new to make one of ISU’s newest centers a reality

A new research center at Iowa State is making new and innovative discoveries in one of the campus’s oldest buildings. The Iowa Board of Regents in December 2017 elected to give official “center” status to the Center for Multiphase Flow Research and Education, also known as CoMFRE. In order to gain the status of “center” … Continue reading Old meets new to make one of ISU’s newest centers a reality

Iowa State’s Engineers Without Borders constructs drinking water system in Ghana

Iowa State University’s Engineers Without Borders has returned to the village of Ullo, in northwest Ghana, to continue a project to extend the availability of drinking water from the four-month “wet season” to a year-round supply. “”To say that my life has been changed by this opportunity seems like such an understatement,” said Kelsey Brandt, a senior in chemical engineering, who also travelled to Ullo both in 2014 and 2016. “The second my feet hit that dusty ground, I felt at home.”

Chemical engineering grad students to sharpen skills with 90-second research presentations

“So, what kind of research do you do?” That question, and how to answer it in a detailed, yet time-efficient manner, is the motivation behind a new drill for Iowa State chemical engineering graduate students. The “Perfect Pitch Competition” will spotlight doctoral-track students presenting their research in a 90-second time frame using one Power Point … Continue reading Chemical engineering grad students to sharpen skills with 90-second research presentations

Ian Schneider new director of CoE biomedical engineering minor program

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Associate Professor Ian C. Schneider has been named the director of the College of Engineering biomedical engineering minor program. He succeeds Dr. Surya Mallapragada in that role. The biomedical engineering minor is a unique opportunity that gives undergraduate students a multidisciplinary life sciences and engineering background along with … Continue reading Ian Schneider new director of CoE biomedical engineering minor program

Applications for CBE’s BioMaP REU undergrad program accepted as of Jan. 8

Iowa State’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering will begin accepting applications for its 2018 BioMaP REU undergraduate summer research program on January 8, 2018. The deadline for applying is February 15. The program will be held from May 29 – August 3, 2018. Details about the program, including a flyer and a descriptive list … Continue reading Applications for CBE’s BioMaP REU undergrad program accepted as of Jan. 8

CBE welcomes new academic adviser, alum Nicole Prentice

Nicole Prentice has become the newest academic adviser in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE). She joins the department’s team of three other advisers in Sweeney Hall’s Mike & Jean Steffenson Student Services Center. Though she comes to CBE from the University of Minnesota, Nicole is a Cyclone, having completed both her undergraduate … Continue reading CBE welcomes new academic adviser, alum Nicole Prentice

CBE sends off graduating seniors in commencement reception

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering said “congratulations” to 55 bachelor’s degree and two Ph.D. recipients December 16. A number of undergraduates, family members and friends joined in the traditional pre-commencement reception graduation morning. Each student in attendance is recognized and given the opportunity to introduce family members and share a special memory of … Continue reading CBE sends off graduating seniors in commencement reception

CBE’s Janessa Boley is honored for advising excellence

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering academic advisor Janessa Boley has received the Excellence in Advising — New Advisor award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Global Community for Academic Advising. The award will be officially presented at the group’s Region 6 conference in Minneapolis in May of 2018. The Outstanding New Advisor Award … Continue reading CBE’s Janessa Boley is honored for advising excellence

Fulbright Hong Kong program brings researcher to Iowa State CBE

A grantee of the prestigious Fulbright Hong Kong Program is part of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) for a ten-month stay as a visiting scientist. Si (Season) Chen began working with Professor Jean-Philippe Tessonnier in October. For Chen, that has worked out just fine: “Iowa State was my first choice when I … Continue reading Fulbright Hong Kong program brings researcher to Iowa State CBE