At the end of each semester, the College of Engineering honors twelve outstanding seniors, one of which is selected to serve as the college’s student marshal at the undergraduate commencement ceremony.
Richard LeSar is no stranger to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering or to the role as department chair. His past experience opened the door to a short-term opportunity to lead the department as interim chair until the next full-time chair is hired. The former chair, Kristen Constant, resigned to become the interim vice … Continue reading Welcome Back: Richard LeSar is the Interim Chair of MSE
On Thursday, November 30, 2017, Kristen Constant was selected by President Wintersteen as the new interim vice president and chief information officer for Iowa State University, replacing Jim Kurtenbach. She began her new position on December 1, 2017. Constant has been a faculty member in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering since 1992. She … Continue reading Kristen Constant, from MSE Department Chair to ISU Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Two startups from cohort one, Sep-All and SAFI-Tech, are led by Dr. Martin Thuo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Sep-All is co-founded by Christophe Frankiewicz, and SAFI-Tech is co-founded by Ian Tevis. Both Frankiewicz and Tevis are Affiliate Assistant Professors in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Six Ames-Based … Continue reading Two MSE and ISU Startup Factory Companies Receive IEDA Innovation Funding
Who could pass up traveling the historic Route 66 in a 1930 Model A Ford? Not Christopher Gillis. He wanted a summer experience that the typical student usually does not take. He wanted adventure, but he wanted it in an old-fashioned way. While most students were completing internships and work experience, Gillis was traveling the … Continue reading Not Your Average Summer Experience: A Route 66 Adventure in a 1930 Model A Ford
Daniel Sordelet, an alumnus of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was recently recognized and honored as a member of the 2017 class of ASM Fellows. He was presented with his award on October 10, 2017, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the Materials Science and Technology 2017 Conference & Exhibition (MS&T’17). ASM International is the … Continue reading MSE Alumnus is selected as an ASM International Fellow
We have royalty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering- Iowa State University Homecoming Royalty, that is! Iowa State celebrated its 105th Homecoming celebration during the week of October 22-28, 2017. One of the most popular Homecoming traditions includes selecting a Cardinal Court and Homecoming Royalty. Amy Kurr, a senior in materials engineering, was … Continue reading MatE student, Amy Kurr, selected as Homecoming Royalty
Go faster and win. Those are the goals of materials engineering student, Max Grau. Racing, speed, and competitiveness are in his blood. It’s a family tradition and a hobby that has inspired a few of his decisions while pursuing his adventure at Iowa State University. Grau, a freshman from Davenport, Iowa, participates in amateur Sports … Continue reading On the fast track to success; Grau turns a racing hobby into a learning experience
Outreach and teaching to students in grades K-12 has been a priority in the materials science and engineering department as it aligns with and is encouraged in our university mission and vision. These are respectively: To create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place, and Iowa State will lead the … Continue reading Outreach in MSE increases awareness and excitement for STEM and materials education
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – PrISUm Solar Car finished the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in classic Iowa State style: blasting Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” as they crossed the finish line in South Australia’s capital city. The team finished the 3021-kilometer journey around 2 p.m. local time on Friday. The day began in Port Augusta and the … Continue reading Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Final Day
It is not uncommon for children to go to the same university as their parents, but not many students can say they go to school with their parent. Bill Kincaid, while living in the town of Monument, Colorado, is currently getting a master’s degree from the Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering … Continue reading An Adventure Engineered for Two
NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA – Iowa State’s PrISUm Solar Car team kicked off the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge by driving 380 kilometers from Darwin to south of Katherine. Sean Collins, the team’s Aerodynamics Manager, drove the first leg of the race. The junior aerospace engineering major said he was able to utilize the information the … Continue reading Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Day 1
Matthew Swift, Composites Manager for Team PrISUm and a senior in materials engineering, discusses day one of dynamic scrutineering, his role as a driver for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, and his impressions of the event
Matt Goode, a materials science engineering senior from Coggon, Iowa, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.