College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Faculty Professional Development Assignment leads to patent for IMSE prof

The Faculty Professional Development Assignment (FPDA) taken by one industrial engineering professor has paid off in the form of a patent. Matt Frank, the John B. Slater Professor of Sustainable Design & Manufacturing, and a team of engineers from Deere and Company were recently issued U.S. Patent 11,364,536 B1 for the “layered slab manufacturing system and method”

New program aims to combine industrial engineering with navy engineering analytics

Faculty in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) are developing a new program that will provide students with the knowledge and skills to pursue careers in the U.S. Navy and adjacent paths. A group of IMSE researchers recently received a $520,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research’s STEM Education and Workforce Program to establish the Navy Engineering Analytics Program (NEAP), which they intend to eventually become a minor program administered through the IMSE department.

Apply now for Spaceflight Operations Workshop™! Do you have what it takes?

If “What I Did This Summer” essays were still a thing in school, the Department of Aerospace Engineering Spaceflight Operations Workshop would offer some great inspiration.

And while those selected for this year’s edition may or may not be writing essays about it later, it will give them something even more valuable: a new way of looking at the world and handling challenges – from an “operational” standpoint.

The application period for the two-week experience, set for August 2-14, 2022, is now open. As always, it will depart from the typical college classroom experience, to engage students in hands-on activities to learn planning, execution, and teamwork while transforming their thought processes to be more operationally centered.

Cyclone engineers take to the sky for advanced manufacturing research

A team of Iowa State University College of Engineering researchers recently experienced something that few ever will: a zero-gravity environment.

Iowa Lakes teams up with Iowa State to test batteries

Iowa Lakes Community College collaborates with Iowa State University to provide hands-on learning experiences to engineering students. The experimental collaboration utilizes a battery testing machine purchased with a grant obtained by both colleges. The device will allow engineering students to collect data on the optimal charging cycles of battery cells.

IE’s Tokadlı named Fall 2021 Graduate College student marshal

For the second semester in a row, a College of Engineering student has been selected as the Graduate College’s student marshal and this semester that honor goes to Güliz Tokadlı, a Ph.D. candidate in industrial engineering and human-computer interaction. Tokadlı’s graduate school experience differs from most doctoral students in that she is working full-time while pursuing her Ph.D. In September, she starting working as the human factors lead at Locomotion, a company working on autonomous trucking technology.

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