Cyclone Space Mining team to compete in the NASA Robotic Mining Competition

For yet another summer, members of the Cyclone Space Mining team will leave behind Iowa’s rolling cornfields for the for palm tree-lined beaches of east central Florida. Iowa State’s Cyclone Space Mining team will compete in the NASA Robotic Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, just west of Orlando. This is the … Continue reading Cyclone Space Mining team to compete in the NASA Robotic Mining Competition

Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for spring 2017 commencement

At the end of each semester, the College of Engineering honors twelve outstanding seniors from each college. From these twelve, one is selected to serve as the college’s Student Marshal.   Rachel Pick, aerospace engineering major, is serving as this semester’s College of Engineering Student Marshal during the Spring 2017 commencement ceremony. She will be … Continue reading Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for spring 2017 commencement

MSE research group studies aging mechanisms of nuclear power plant cable insulation

Nuclear power plants are an important source of energy production in the United States and elsewhere, and their operational safety is important for the prevention of nuclear disasters.  In a typical nuclear power plant, there are around 1,000 km of power, instrumentation and control cables whose integrity is necessary for safe operation of the reactor.  … Continue reading MSE research group studies aging mechanisms of nuclear power plant cable insulation

Celebrating ECpE alumnus David Altenbernd

David Altenbernd held many titles in his lifetime: Father, Cyclone, WWII veteran, radar expert and philanthropist. But to summarize his life in just a few titles would not do justice to the great adventure that started at Iowa State University. Born in Muscatine, Iowa, in the winter of 1921, Altenbernd was destined to inherit his family construction business. But … Continue reading Celebrating ECpE alumnus David Altenbernd

ECpE Ph. D. student selected as IBM Fellowship Awardee

Neelam Prabhu-Gaunkar, Ph. D. student in Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), was selected as an IBM Fellowship Awardee for the second year in a row.  According to IBM’s research website, “The IBM Ph. D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph. D. students who … Continue reading ECpE Ph. D. student selected as IBM Fellowship Awardee

Back row from L to R: Claudia Athens, Erin Elsbernd, Chandler Chockalingham, Sarah Huber, Madison Jacobsen, Smruthi Sandhanam Front row from L to R: Lauren Arner, Erica Clark, Rachel Shannon, Lindsey Sleeth

$4 million grant gives opportunities to women in STEM fields

This year, Iowa State University received nearly $10 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help improve diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Within Iowa State’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) department, $5 million over the next five years will go toward creating 272 individual NSF Scholarships for students from Iowa State, Des Moines … Continue reading $4 million grant gives opportunities to women in STEM fields

Grant awarded to ECpE professor for research in mimicking 3D brain models

The 2017 Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed (PIRS) grant has been awarded to Iowa State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Long Que and Genetics/Development and Cell Biology Professor Donald Sakaguchi for their research in mimicking 3D brain models. Out of 21 proposals, Que and Sakaguchi’s project, Prototyping of an Automated Microsystems for In Vivo-Mimicking 3D … Continue reading Grant awarded to ECpE professor for research in mimicking 3D brain models

Iowa State says goodbye to past faculty and alum Morrie Mericle

When Morris H. Mericle died Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif., Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) department lost a distinguished alum and faculty member. Morris was a beloved professor, as well as an admirable father and husband. During his time at Iowa State, Morris received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate … Continue reading Iowa State says goodbye to past faculty and alum Morrie Mericle

Ashfaq Khokhar named Palmer Department Chair at Medallion Presentation Ceremony

Ashfaq Khokhar, chair of Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was officially named Palmer Department Chair at the College of Engineering Medallion Presentation Ceremony on March 30. Dean Sarah Rajala and Associate Dean Arun Somani presented the official medallion to Khokhar. “These medallion ceremonies have become a special tradition at Iowa State, … Continue reading Ashfaq Khokhar named Palmer Department Chair at Medallion Presentation Ceremony

Iowa State’s Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate programs ranked in U.S. News and World Report

Just this past March, U.S. News and World Report ranked graduate programs from all around the United States. Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department (ECpE) was ranked on the list, as well as many other engineering departments at Iowa State. The computer engineering department tied for 46th overall and tied for 26th among … Continue reading Iowa State’s Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate programs ranked in U.S. News and World Report