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.
An interdisciplinary team of Iowa State researchers, including IMSE professors Stephen Gilbert and Michael Dorneich, find women experience cybersickness with virtual reality headsets more often than men. Their ongoing work explores why this difference exists and methods to help people adapt.
“I am proud to be a Cyclone Engineer because of the diverse skill set I have gained while at Iowa State. I have learned the importance of creating and improving systems to better sustain the future and hope to use this knowledge to drive innovation into the workplace everywhere I go.”
The Iowa Board of Regents approved the tenure and promotion of Cameron MacKenzie to the rank of Associate Professor.
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.
Danial Davarnia, assistant professor in the department of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, has been selected for the 2023 Young Investigator Program Award by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).
Katie Wyatt and Moriah Conner, both seniors in Industrial Engineering, earned a second place finish among hundreds of international student competitors for their project simulating operating efficiency at a soccer stadium.
Steve Vardeman, longtime professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, is the co-author of a newly available open-source book, Basic Engineering Data Collection and Analysis.
“Working as an undergrad research assistant taught me to think differently, and I learned how we can design efficient systems to better conserve our resources – because I believe Cyclone Engineers have the talent and responsibility to create a better world for future generations.”
When Zhuoyi Zhao, a graduate student in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, and The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Student Chapter realized that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) set out to celebrate STEM – they decided food was a great way to highlight diversity.
Blake Clark is the fall 2022 outstanding senior in industrial engineering.
In their analysis and case study for corn production, professor and C.G. “Turk” and Joyce A. Therkildsen IMSE Department Chair, Sarah Ryan, and recent PH.D. graduate, Görkem Emirhüseyinoğlu, discuss how climate uncertainties and global market volatility can impact annual farm management decisions.
With help from the donor-supported Student Innovation Fund, Sarah and her partner, Phillip Gorni, will use their seed funding to acquire the technical support to develop a “minimum viable product” – essentially, an early prototype. They’ll present their progress at next year’s challenge, which could result in more support.
Laura Brooks Maxwell (’89 industrial engineering) is a recipient of a 2022 Professional Citation in Engineering. The PACE award recognizes alumni for significant career accomplishments.
Ani Yam (’22 industrial engineering) loves to create connections and community – and what brings people together more than delicious food? So after getting a taste of the food industry in a summer internship, Yam is now a manufacturing and engineering associate at General Mills.