Carmen L Gomes, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, has been named College of Engineering Equity Advisor.
In this role, Gomes will co-chair the college’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee to enhance DEI in all facets by developing solutions to campus challenges.
A multidisciplinary project at Iowa State University is harnessing engineering to solve agronomic challenges, enlisting undergraduates to develop an innovative research chamber to study soybeans’ responses in the field to current and future climate conditions.
While he could have just spent his summer in the comfort of an air-conditioned lab, mechanical engineering (ME) graduate student Nick Schnoebelen decided to brave the heat and trek more than 450 miles across Iowa’s northern terrain on his bike. Schnoebelen, a M.S. student in ME, recently completed his fourth full RAGBRAI route.
Department of Aerospace Engineering T.A. Wilson Professor of Aerospace Engineering Ashraf Bastawros is one of three individuals from Iowa State University who have been selected for NASA EPSCoR’s Fiscal Year 2022 Rapid Response Research (R3).
Prestigious funding from the U.S. Department of Defense will provide Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) professor Simon Laflamme and Mechanical Engineering associate professor Chao Hu the opportunity to study new algorithms to predict the health of mechanical systems in real-time and high speeds. The award total is $540k for 3-years and will start next month.
The Office of the Vice President of Research is welcoming 26 Iowa State University faculty members to the 2022-2023 Research Collaboration Catalysts (RCC) cohort designed to train the next generation of research team leaders.
Aishwarya Pawar, who will join the ME department as an assistant professor in Fall 2022, was introduced to the STEM field by her parents growing up in Goa, India. Her father, Rajiv, is a medical doctor while her mother, Swati, is a physics professor at Dhempe College of Arts and Science. She had the opportunity to occasionally accompany her mother in the office and on different work trips, which led to her interest in academic research.
Despite cloudy skies at the start of the race, the American Solar Challenge 2022 kicked off Saturday morning to embark on the historic Oregon Trail.
Incoming Iowa State University faculty member Qiang Zhong grew up in Wenzhou, a small coastal city in southeast China. He remembers spending summers with his grandfather, a well-known diesel mechanic in his hometown, which is what got him interested in the field of engineering. His parents always encouraged him to do hands-on activities like building model airplanes and RC boats.
Though he has spent the past quarter century in California, one mechanical engineering (ME) alum considers himself a “Midwestern boy” at heart and he attributes that to the critical role that Iowa State University played in his professional development.
A team of Cyclone Engineers hope to advance the fundamental understanding and capabilities of lithium-based batteries for Naval applications with the help of a new grant from the Office of Naval Research.
Hamidreza Zobeiri, Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering, is the winner of the 2022 Zaffarano Prize for Graduate Student Research. Each spring semester, the Graduate College gives this honor to a graduate student with superior publishable research.
Caroline Hayes, chair of the mechanical engineering (ME) department, has been reappointed to another five-year term. Her new appointment begins July 1 and runs through June 30, 2027.
Ava Depping is the spring 2022 outstanding senior in mechanical engineering.
Roselynn Conrady, Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering (ME) and human computer interaction (HCI), has been accepted into the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. She is one of just five students from Iowa State University to receive this honor. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.