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.
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is known for building a strong sense of community among the students. This could be correlated with its small size which gives everyone more of an opportunity to get to know each other through common classes, student organizations, and sufficient space for student collaboration. As students graduate from … Continue reading MSE GOLD, Materials Science and Engineering Graduates of the Last Decade, launches in October
Matt Swift, a materials engineering senior from Cortlandt Manor, New York, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.
Team PrISUm is preparing to take its new “Solar Utility Vehicle” on a 1,900-mile race across the Outback of Australia. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is Oct. 8-15. Iowa State’s student-engineers think they’ve designed and built a car that can comfortably make that journey.
For Jonghyun Lee, it was the potential for research collaboration that attracted him to Ames. “I don’t think I could find a better place for success in my career and that’s why I chose Iowa State,” he said. Lee was recently hired as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering. He hopes to not only collaborate … Continue reading ME’s Lee sees potential for research collaboration at Iowa State
Dr. Kristen P. Constant has been elected as a 2017 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Fellow. Dr. Constant joins the prestigious group of 402 Fellows in ASEE, “a national nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology.” She joins nine other ASEE Fellows from Iowa State University … Continue reading Dr. Kristen P. Constant has been elected as a 2017 ASEE Fellow
On August 2, 2017 a legendary and highly respected Iowa State University professor will take his last walk out of 2240 Hoover Hall. He holds the title of University Professor and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Education and has served Iowa State for 46 years. Dr. Lawrence (Larry) J. Genalo, will retire from the Materials Science … Continue reading Dr. Larry Genalo retires from Iowa State University after 46 years of service on August 2, 2017
On July 27, 2017 nanoscience and nanomaterial researchers gathered for an event that was first of its kind on the Iowa State University campus. The event, Nano@IAState, was held in the South Ballroom and Sun Room of the Memorial Union. It was an all-day meeting that brought together scientists focused on the synthesis and characterization … Continue reading Nano@IAState: Bringing nanoscience and nanomaterial research together at Iowa State
by Caitlyn McCreight and Kristin Clague Studying overseas is an opportunity some college students are lucky to have — 1,636 Iowa State University (ISU) students studied abroad during the 2016-17 school year — but sometimes engineering students have schedules that don’t allow for extra traveling. This summer, however, four ISU engineering students applied and were … Continue reading Adventures in Cardiff
“Materials scientists and engineers create new materials and take old materials and make them act differently. We do that by working on materials at the atomic level. So, today, we are going to play with atoms!” said Larry Genalo, university professor and associate chair of materials science and engineering, to welcome 28 participants in Society … Continue reading Playing with atoms, experiencing Cyclone engineering at SWE U
Kara Lind, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been selected as a Trinect Fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year. This fellowship is funded by the National Science Foundation and provides support to graduate students within the College of Engineering. As a fellow, Lind will work in elementary schools one … Continue reading MSE graduate student is selected as a 2017-2018 Trinect Fellow
Carter Francis, a junior studying materials engineering from Prior Lake, Minnesota, recently had the opportunity to be a voice for science and engineering by visiting with representatives at the state and national Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa and in Washington D.C. On March 28, 2017, Francis participated in the annual Research in the Capitol Day … Continue reading Carter Francis brings awareness about materials science and engineering research to legislators in Des Moines and Washington D.C.