Kristen Constant, from MSE Department Chair to ISU Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer

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 MSE and ISU Startup Factory Companies Receive IEDA Innovation Funding

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

Not Your Average Summer Experience: A Route 66 Adventure in a 1930 Model A Ford

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

MSE Alumnus is selected as an ASM International Fellow

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

Amy Kurr gets recognized at the October 28th Homecoming football game.

MatE student, Amy Kurr, selected as Homecoming Royalty

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

On the fast track to success; Grau turns a racing hobby into a learning experience

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 in MSE increases awareness and excitement for STEM and materials education

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

Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Final Day

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

Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Day 1

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

PrISUm in Australia: Matt Goode

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.

MSE GOLD, Materials Science and Engineering Graduates of the Last Decade, launches in October

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

PrISUm in Australia: Matt Swift

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.