College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Honoring excellence: Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff award winners, named faculty positions and new patents

Congratulations to 2023 College of Engineering faculty and staff award winners, new named faculty positions, and patent recipients.

SafetyScan: Student startup sees the future of workplace safety

“What could be more important than using engineering skills to keep people safer – especially at their jobs?” said Sarah Ng, senior in industrial engineering. “If technology can be used to mitigate risk, that’s what I want to be doing.” Ng is co-founder of SafetyScan with Phillip Gorni, senior in aerospace engineering.

C. G. “Turk” and Joyce A. McEwen Therkildsen receive the ISU Foundation’s prestigious Campanile Award

The ISU Foundation’s Campanile Award was bestowed upon the Therkildsens for their extraordinary, long-time support and inspiring impact on Iowa State University. In September, their $42 million lead gift for the new industrial engineering facility was the largest gift for an academic building in Iowa State University history.

Cyclone engineering seniors receive first place in pitch off competition for automated medicinal sprayer product

The sixth annual Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship college-by-college pitch off was just completed this month – with Belling and Meyer placing first in the “New Idea” category, receiving a $5,000 award. The students participating in the pitch-off have to go through several rounds for the potential to win, and pitch their idea in 90 seconds to panels of judges.