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Iowa State engineers innovate robotic instrument for agricultural soil analysis to help soybean farmers

Soybeans are an important crop for the global economy, with widespread usage from cooking oil and livestock feed to biodiesel and industrial products. However, significant soybean yield losses are caused by pests and pathogens every year. Engineers at Iowa State University are working to solve these problems. The most damaging pest or pathogen of soybean …Continue reading “Iowa State engineers innovate robotic instrument for agricultural soil analysis to help soybean farmers”

Two CNDE Students Win First Place in Best Student Contest Paper by I2MTC

Anna Case, graduate student in electrical and computer engineering, and Aaron McCarville, senior in electrical and computer engineering, won first place in the Best Student Paper Contest from the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference. The conference was held virtually from May 17-20.  The title of the paper is “Microwave Quantification of Porosity Level in 3D Printed Polymers,” based on research lead by Reza Zoughi, director of …Continue reading “Two CNDE Students Win First Place in Best Student Contest Paper by I2MTC”

EPRC Student Scoop: Jinqiang Liu

During his time at Iowa State University, Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate student Jinqiang Liu has collaborated with multiple individuals to help develop a solar crate. The Electric Power Research Center (EPRC) at Iowa State has received a grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority to develop a solar power crate to be installed at …Continue reading “EPRC Student Scoop: Jinqiang Liu”

Cyclone Engineering staff honored for learning community contributions

College of Engineering staff were named winners of 2021 Iowa State University Learning Communities achievement awards and recognized for years of service. Patrick Determan, academic advisor for software engineering, received an Early Achievement in Learning Communities Coordination award. The award citation reads: “Patrick is the co-coordinator of the Software Engineering learning community (SELC). When learning …Continue reading “Cyclone Engineering staff honored for learning community contributions”

ECpE undergraduate Stefan Peng recognized with two research awards

Stefan Peng, an undergraduate student majoring in computer engineering at Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), has been recognized with the Stewart Research Award to support his honors project, “Development of a brain-on-a-chip microfluidic device.” Peng has also received the University Honors Program Grant along with the Stewart Research Award. Both …Continue reading “ECpE undergraduate Stefan Peng recognized with two research awards”

New cyber-physical systems minor leverages industry ties to enhance student futures

A first-of-its-kind curriculum in Iowa will soon be available to students in Iowa State University’s College of Engineering – and will help prepare them for a cutting-edge area of technology that’s part of what has been deemed “the fourth industrial revolution.” A new undergraduate minor in cyber-physical systems (CPS) will debut in the fall 2021 …Continue reading “New cyber-physical systems minor leverages industry ties to enhance student futures”

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