College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

IE student spends summer interning at Tesla

While some students take a break during the summer, one industrial engineering student was busy putting in 60-hour weeks as part of his internship. Thomas Berquist, a sophomore in industrial engineering (IE), spent his summer in Sparks, Nevada working as an Engineering Project Management Intern at Tesla where he served on the New Product Introduction …Continue reading “IE student spends summer interning at Tesla”

Faculty and staff recognized for excellence at 2018 Convocation

At the 2018 Convocation on Sept. 13, James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering Sarah Rajala recognized engineering faculty and staff for excellence in teaching, research, extension and student experience.

IE and agronomy team up for $2 million NSF research project

A team of industrial engineering and agronomy researchers have been awarded a $2 million grant by the National Science Foundation to study ways that Operations Research and Analytics techniques can be applied to improve plant breeding. Lizhi Wang, an associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE), is the project’s Principal Investigator (PI). He …Continue reading “IE and agronomy team up for $2 million NSF research project”

NSF grant aims to train research-based graduate students for various career paths

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awarded to an interdisciplinary team led by an industrial engineering faculty member will combine elements of engineering with agriculture, economics and sociology to prepare research-based graduate students for an array of career paths. Sarah Ryan, Joseph Walkup Professor in industrial engineering (IE), will serve as the Principal Investigator (PI) …Continue reading “NSF grant aims to train research-based graduate students for various career paths”

AerE seminar guest to discuss pipeline break at Japanese power plant

Dr. Nobuyuki Fujisawa, who has devoted significant research to a disastrous pipeline break at a Japanese nuclear power facility, will speak on the subject as a Department of Aerospace Engineering seminar guest. Fujisawa, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Niigata University, Japan, will present “Pipeline Break Mechanism in Mihama Power Plant Caused …Continue reading “AerE seminar guest to discuss pipeline break at Japanese power plant”

IMSE’s Li brings statistical focus to the department

One of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering’s (IMSE) newest faculty members has brought her statistical expertise with her to Ames. Qing Li joined the IMSE faculty as an assistant professor in fall 2018. Prior to coming to Iowa State, she served as a visiting assistant professor of statistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Li holds …Continue reading “IMSE’s Li brings statistical focus to the department”

IMSE’s Davarnia brings his focus on operations research to Iowa State

One of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering’s (IMSE) newest faculty members has brought his expertise in operations research with him to Ames. Danial Davarnia joined the IMSE faculty as an assistant professor in fall 2018 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering …Continue reading “IMSE’s Davarnia brings his focus on operations research to Iowa State”

IE student’s summer involved singing in Norway and engineering in Virginia

One industrial engineering student was busy this summer with two of his biggest passions: music and engineering. Samuel Low, a senior in industrial engineering (I.E.), started his summer off by touring Norway with the Iowa State Singers, a 72-member mixed choral ensemble consisting of students from various majors across campus. The group visited a handful …Continue reading “IE student’s summer involved singing in Norway and engineering in Virginia”

From the blue skies of Iowa to the skyscrapers of New York

An industrial engineering alumna has taken the skills she learned at Iowa State and is now applying them to the fashion industry in the Big Apple. Casey Waechter (BSIE’05) grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and looked at schools in both Iowa and Chicago when it came time for college. Ultimately she picked the Ames-based …Continue reading “From the blue skies of Iowa to the skyscrapers of New York”

Cyclone Engineers receive ASEE awards for engineering education excellence

Seven Cyclone Engineers received national and division awards from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) recognizing their excellence in engineering teaching and research in engineering education.

IMSE professor receives engineering teaching award

An industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) faculty member has been recognized for his three-decade commitment to teaching. John Jackman, an associate professor in IMSE, received the John L. Imhoff Global Excellence Award for Industrial Engineering Education at the 2018 annual conference for the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) earlier this week. Gül Kremer, …Continue reading “IMSE professor receives engineering teaching award”

IMSE researcher aims to use optimized management and planning to improve plant breeding

An industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) researcher who was recently named a Plant Science Institute (PSI) Faculty Scholar is working on a series of projects that she thinks can help farmers in Iowa and beyond. Guiping Hu, an associate professor from IMSE, was recently named to PSI’s second cohort of faculty scholars. Hu is …Continue reading “IMSE researcher aims to use optimized management and planning to improve plant breeding”

IE student named second-team All-American for 4×400 at NCAAs

An industrial engineering student-athlete was part of a relay squad that earned second-team All-American honors at day one of the NCAA outdoor track and field championships last week in Eugene, Oregon. Roshon Roomes, a senior in IE, was named a Second Team All-American for his and his team’s performance in the 4×400 relay event. The …Continue reading “IE student named second-team All-American for 4×400 at NCAAs”

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