College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

IE alum endows two faculty positions with emphasis on sustainable manufacturing

John B. Slater, a 1943 graduate of Iowa State University’s industrial engineering program, has endowed two faculty positions, both of which have an emphasis on sustainable manufacturing. Matt Frank, professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE), will hold the John B. Slater Professorship in Sustainable Design & Manufacturing, while Jo Min, associate professor of …Continue reading “IE alum endows two faculty positions with emphasis on sustainable manufacturing”

Dean of engineering message regarding campus climate

President Wendy Wintersteen recently sent two letters to the campus community condemning racist acts at Iowa State University. A forum was held on Nov.7 with Students Against Racism in which the ISU leadership team outlined 10 actions to help address the campus climate. I want you to know I am strongly supportive of these actions and expect our students, faculty and staff to join me in also condemning racism, white supremacy, anti-Semitism and xenophobia.

John B. Slater – war veteran, engineer, environmentalist, philanthropist and more

John Billings Slater was born in Chicago, Illinois, on Oct. 10, 1921. He earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1938 and the following year graduated from Lane Tech High School. He then made the more than 300-mile trek west to Ames, Iowa, where he attended Iowa State College (as it was then called). As a …Continue reading “John B. Slater – war veteran, engineer, environmentalist, philanthropist and more”

Honoring Veterans Day with Cyclone Engineers who serve

Hannah Christensen The first year of Hannah Christensen’s Cyclone Engineering journey has taken flight with her involvement in the Iowa Air National Guard. The freshman in industrial engineering was inspired to join the military in the footsteps of her three brothers, now veterans of the Air National Guard. She recently had the opportunity to participate …Continue reading “Honoring Veterans Day with Cyclone Engineers who serve”

Inspiring young women to pursue STEM careers

After being singled out as the only girl in an electricity class her first year of high school, Erin Mitchell swore she would never pursue a career in the STEM field. Now, a decade later, she works as an industrial engineer for Collins Aerospace in Melbourne, Florida. Mitchell, an alumna of Iowa State University’s industrial …Continue reading “Inspiring young women to pursue STEM careers”

Juggling batons, engineering, sorority life and more

Imagine having roughly 120,000 eyes on you as you perform during halftime at a football game. This is almost a weekly occurrence for industrial engineering sophomore Alexis Ashton during the fall. Ashton is one of the Feature Twirlers for the Iowa State University Cyclone Football ‘Varsity’ Marching Band, which performs at all Cyclone home football …Continue reading “Juggling batons, engineering, sorority life and more”

Certified green: Company co-founded by industrial engineering alum receives LEED Zero certification

Entrepreneur and engineer Chris Ladner (’88 indust engr) is typically focused on business growth – big numbers in marketing, sales and customer satisfaction. But recently, Ladner made news by leading his business, Entegrity, to a rare and sought after zero. 

IE student strives to get kids interested in STEM

Strong mentors can have a lifelong impact and one industrial engineering student knows that well. Dagney Paskach grew up in Ames and has been surrounded by STEM influences for as long as she remembers. Her father, Thomas Paskach, graduated with his Ph.D. and B.S in chemical engineering from Iowa State University and currently serves as …Continue reading “IE student strives to get kids interested in STEM”

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