ME assistant professors’ research featured on ASME news site

Two ME assistant professors recently had their work featured on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers‘ (ASME) news site. Nicole Hashemi and Reza Montazami – along with researchers from ISU’s Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, the Neuroscience program, and the Center of Advanced Host Defense Immunobiotics and Translational Medicine – published a paper in the journal Biomacromolecules last … Continue reading ME assistant professors’ research featured on ASME news site

Cyclone Space Mining team to compete in the NASA Robotic Mining Competition

For yet another summer, members of the Cyclone Space Mining team will leave behind Iowa’s rolling cornfields for the for palm tree-lined beaches of east central Florida. Iowa State’s Cyclone Space Mining team will compete in the NASA Robotic Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, just west of Orlando. This is the … Continue reading Cyclone Space Mining team to compete in the NASA Robotic Mining Competition

ME’s online master’s program ranks 3rd for “Students Before Profits”

Iowa State University’s online master’s program ranked #3 for the Students Before Profits Award, according to a list compiled by nonprofitcollegesonline.com. The website “chose online Mechanical Engineering degree programs from nonprofit colleges and universities, accredited by independent and trusted accreditation boards, with lower than average tuition costs” and ranked them by affordability. The curriculum for ISU’s … Continue reading ME’s online master’s program ranks 3rd for “Students Before Profits”

ME will Facebook live stream Saturday’s pre-commencement reception

As thousands of Iowa State students prepare to graduate this weekend, the mechanical engineering department will be bringing its pre-commencement reception to the living rooms of families and friends who cannot make the trip to Ames. The ME department will broadcast a Facebook Live stream of Saturday’s pre-commencement reception which will take place from 8:30 … Continue reading ME will Facebook live stream Saturday’s pre-commencement reception

Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for spring 2017 commencement

At the end of each semester, the College of Engineering honors twelve outstanding seniors from each college. From these twelve, one is selected to serve as the college’s Student Marshal.   Rachel Pick, aerospace engineering major, is serving as this semester’s College of Engineering Student Marshal during the Spring 2017 commencement ceremony. She will be … Continue reading Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for spring 2017 commencement

ME student boosts science communications skills with fellowship

This article was written by Bob Mills of the Bioeconomy Institute. Juan Proano Aviles, a student in the Biorenewable Resources and Technologies (BRT) graduate program, has completed a fellowship in Reiman Gardens’ Portal to the Public science communications program. The fellowship provides workshops and mentorships to help scientists and students enhance their communications skills. As part … Continue reading ME student boosts science communications skills with fellowship

MSE research group studies aging mechanisms of nuclear power plant cable insulation

Nuclear power plants are an important source of energy production in the United States and elsewhere, and their operational safety is important for the prevention of nuclear disasters.  In a typical nuclear power plant, there are around 1,000 km of power, instrumentation and control cables whose integrity is necessary for safe operation of the reactor.  … Continue reading MSE research group studies aging mechanisms of nuclear power plant cable insulation

ME’s Heise featured on ‘The AV Life’ podcast

Mechanical Engineering senior lecturer Jim Heise was recently featured on The AV Life podcast. Heise appeared on an episode devoted to robotics to discuss his role as faculty adviser for Cyclone Space Mining and his group’s use of robotics. “What we’re trying to do here is design autonomous robots, not quite the same thing as artificial intelligence but … Continue reading ME’s Heise featured on ‘The AV Life’ podcast

ME student recognized as outstanding undergraduate teaching assistant

A mechanical engineering senior was recently recognized for her efforts as an undergraduate teaching assistant (UTA) for the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory (ME 324L). Sydney Good received the ME 324L Undergraduate Teaching Assistant CYtation Award. Teaching lab coordinators Wyman Martinek and Jim Shelledy presented her with the award during a ceremony last week. “Over the past … Continue reading ME student recognized as outstanding undergraduate teaching assistant