Category: Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECpE Spring Senior Design teams win big

For the spring 2019 semester, Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering named three winning teams for the Senior Design project, along with three honorable mentions.   First Place: Automatic Solder Dispenser Students: Samuel Willford, Jason Austin, Justin Wheeler, Zachary Bumstead, Kevin Carlson, Trent Allison. Adviser: Lee Harker Our task is to build … Continue reading ECpE Spring Senior Design teams win big

Three engineering postdocs win research and seed funding awards

Three Cyclone Engineer postdoctoral research associates won research awards and funding from the Iowa State University PostDoc Association. Azahar Ali, postdoc in electrical and computer engineering, won a Postdoctoral Scholar Research Excellence Award. Timothy Morgan, postdoc in mechanical engineering, and Fei Lu, postdoc in materials science and engineering, both have won Postdoctoral Seed Grant funding support.

ECpE alums receive NSF Fellowship

Two alums from Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michael Davies and Tara Mina, recently received prestigious fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Davies, currently a student in his first year of pursuing a doctorate in computer architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Mina, a second-year student pursuing a master’s … Continue reading ECpE alums receive NSF Fellowship

ECpE’s Vaswani receives prestigious ISU Mid-Career Achievement in Research Award

Professor Namrata Vaswani from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University was recently named a recipient of the ISU Award for Mid-Career Achievement in Research. Vaswani has also recently received the ECE Distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater University of Maryland, College Park. With 14 years in ECpE at … Continue reading ECpE’s Vaswani receives prestigious ISU Mid-Career Achievement in Research Award

Spring 2019 ECpE outstanding seniors

Sarah Koch, electrical engineering, Nischay Venkatram, software engineering, and Kyle Nordstrom, computer engineering, have been named ECpE’s spring 2019 outstanding seniors. Each semester one graduating senior in each major is honored for their exceptional accomplishments and contributions to the Iowa State community.

Thirty-seven years of doughnuts with Doug

  Thirty-seven years, 1,924 Fridays, 44,400 doughnuts. Doug Jacobson has spent his entire career at Iowa State University donating delicious doughnuts to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE). Back in 1982, University Professor Jacobson was pursuing a doctorate in computer engineering at Iowa State. One morning, after playing racquetball with a fellow graduate student, … Continue reading Thirty-seven years of doughnuts with Doug

ECpE’s Liang Dong receives $300,000 NSF grant for “Fitbit-like” plant sensor

Water can be a costly resource for farmers, but Liang Dong, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, is in the process of developing a device with the potential to lower the amount of money farmers put toward water — resulting in economical farming methods and cheaper foods … Continue reading ECpE’s Liang Dong receives $300,000 NSF grant for “Fitbit-like” plant sensor

Celebrating the future: Cyber Security catalysts

  The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University has dedicated over a decade to the advancement of cyber security. From cyber defense competitions to a new Cyber Security Engineering major launching in the fall of 2019, cyber security is fueling the future at Iowa State. This year, ISU’s Information Assurance … Continue reading Celebrating the future: Cyber Security catalysts

W. Samuel Easterling

New dean announced

W. Samuel Easterling from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has been named the next James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering. Easterling, Montague-Betts Professor of Structural Steel Design and head of the Via department of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, will begin at Iowa State July 15.

Graduating ECSEL Scholar: Building an inclusive network

Graduation is around the corner for many students. For some, the thought of graduating is intimidating. For others, like Larisa Thys, a software engineering student at Iowa State University graduating this May, commencement is an exciting next step. But Thys will never forget the experience she had throughout her four years with the Department of … Continue reading Graduating ECSEL Scholar: Building an inclusive network

ISU receives $450,000 for crucial role in $3.6 million solar research project

Iowa State University’s Mehl Professor Manimaran Govindarasu from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) is playing a part in a research project awarding Arizona State University (ASU) $3.6 million. Researchers are planning to begin this project in the summer of 2019, lasting roughly three years. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Tech … Continue reading ISU receives $450,000 for crucial role in $3.6 million solar research project

Two ECpE students engineer technology and communities

Students of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University have been achieving dreams outside of their majors since the start of the department in 1909 and even before. Two students in ECpE became mayors of Ames, Iowa, decades ago, both with degrees in electrical engineering (EE) from ISU. Frank Hinman … Continue reading Two ECpE students engineer technology and communities