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ISU’s Engineers Without Borders aims to ease water procurement in West African village

One Iowa State University student group aims to use its engineering expertise to provide a safe and reliable source of water for a drought-stricken, agriculture-dependent region in West Africa.  The ISU chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has worked with officials in the village of Ullo – in northwest Ghana – to provide its roughly … Continue reading ISU’s Engineers Without Borders aims to ease water procurement in West African village

ME alum’s company focuses on sustainability, helping people

One Iowa State alum has turned his passions for mechanical engineering and helping people into a career. Wesley Meier (BSME’08) took his degree and went on to be the co-founder and CEO of Emerging Opportunities for Sustainability, or EOS International. Along with fellow ME classmates Chris Deal, Greg McGrath and Lee Beck, Meier set off to … Continue reading ME alum’s company focuses on sustainability, helping people

ECpE’s Lu receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

Meng Lu, assistant professor with Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) and Mechanical Engineering Departments, has received the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award for a project that aims at developing the next generation diagnostic technology using an engineered paper strip. The technology has the potential to drive down the cost of the health … Continue reading ECpE’s Lu receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

Upcoming Quad City Mallards game to serve as benefit for foundation of late ME alum

The Quad City Mallards hockey game this Friday will serve as a benefit for the foundation honoring a ME alum. Nick Theodore Strub (BSME’04) was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma in 2008. “Ewing sarcoma is a type of tumor that forms from a certain kind of cell in bone or soft tissue” and is most common in … Continue reading Upcoming Quad City Mallards game to serve as benefit for foundation of late ME alum

Graduate students’ startup makes a strong first impression

Akash Vidyadharan and Tyler Carter spent the first part of last summer applying for jobs in anticipation of receiving their master’s degree in the spring of 2017. For the second half of the summer, they worked on a project that has caught the attention of investors, corporations, as well government officials. “One year ago, this … Continue reading Graduate students’ startup makes a strong first impression

ME PhD alum receives Bucknell Alumni Achievement Award

Dr. Daniela Faas – a 2010 PhD alumna in mechanical engineering and human-computer interaction at Iowa State University – recently received the Bucknell Alumni Achievement Award. Faas holds an M.S. and B.S. in mechanical engineering and a B.A. in International Relations from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. The Ludwigshafen, Germany-native also competed on the water polo … Continue reading ME PhD alum receives Bucknell Alumni Achievement Award

Racing to the future: Students collaborate to design vehicles using augmented reality

When most of us drive our cars, we’re busy thinking about what’s on the radio, what we’re making for dinner and, hopefully, the other drivers and pedestrians around us. Most likely, we aren’t thinking about the elaborate computer systems keeping our vehicles running smoothly and safely. And thankfully, we don’t have to think about the … Continue reading Racing to the future: Students collaborate to design vehicles using augmented reality

ME, agronomy researchers team up to study robotics in agriculture

A team of Iowa State researchers has been awarded funding to study the use of robotics in agriculture. The project is led by mechanical engineering assistant professor Sourabh Bhattacharya, with co-PIs Baskar Ganapathysubramanian (associate professor, ME), Soumik Sarkar (assistant professor, ME), Asheesh Singh (assistant professor, Agronomy), and Arti Singh (adjunct assistant professor, Agronomy). The project is … Continue reading ME, agronomy researchers team up to study robotics in agriculture

CoE researchers awarded Miller Faculty Fellowship

Three College of Engineering researchers have been granted funding to study the use of augmented reality applications when teaching structural analysis. An Chen (assistant professor in civil, construction, and environmental engineering [CCEE]) Rafael Radkowski (assistant professor in mechanical engineering) and Aliye Karabulut-Ilgu (lecturer in CCEE) were awarded a Miller Faculty Fellowship for their proposal entitled “Exploring the potential of augmented reality … Continue reading CoE researchers awarded Miller Faculty Fellowship

ME’s Wickert pens advice column for first-year college students

ISU senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert recently published a column in the Des Moines Register providing advice for first-year college students and their parents. Wickert, who also serves as a mechanical engineering professor, writes: “We want you to succeed. While you need to put in the hours and effort, we are there to teach, mentor … Continue reading ME’s Wickert pens advice column for first-year college students