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

ME’s Balasubramanian named 2017 McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year

A Mechanical Engineering faculty member was recently recognized for the strong mentoring relationship he has developed with one of his students.  Assistant professor Ganesh Balasubramanian has been named the 2017 McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year. Balasubramanian was nominated for the award by Mouhamad Diallo, a junior double-majoring in mechanical engineering and materials engineering. “I was truly humbled since … Continue reading ME’s Balasubramanian named 2017 McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year

Iowa State researchers use graphene, electricity to change stem cells for nerve regrowth

Two Iowa State research groups are combining their expertise to change stem cells for nerve regrowth. The groups — led by Jonathan Claussen of mechanical engineering and Surya Mallapragada of chemical and biological engineering — just published their findings in the scientific journal Advanced Healthcare Materials. To read the full post by Mike Krapfl, click … Continue reading Iowa State researchers use graphene, electricity to change stem cells for nerve regrowth

ME, CCEE, other departments team up for Campanile model project

Two units within the College of Engineering have teamed up with other departments on campus to create a mobile version of an Iowa State landmark. The departments of civil, construction, and environmental engineering (CCEE) along with mechanical engineering (ME) are working with the architecture and music departments on the Campanile Carillon Model Project. The project … Continue reading ME, CCEE, other departments team up for Campanile model project

ME’s Jessica Van Winkle named Outstanding Engineering Adviser

Mechanical engineering adviser Jessica Van Winkle has been named this year’s Outstanding Engineering Adviser.  The award is presented by the Engineering Student Council based on student nominations from the entire College of Engineering. Awards will be presented during a ceremony later this month. “I was surprised and flattered when I received the email that I won. … Continue reading ME’s Jessica Van Winkle named Outstanding Engineering Adviser

Q&A with Goldwater Scholarship recipient Mouhamad Diallo

Mouhamad Diallo, a junior double-majoring in mechanical engineering and materials engineering, is one of four Iowa State University students who recently received a Goldwater Scholarship. The scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year and encourages students to pursue careers in STEM research. He recently sat down with us to talk about his upbringing, his current studies, … Continue reading Q&A with Goldwater Scholarship recipient Mouhamad Diallo

Iowa State engineers test heated pavement technology at Des Moines International Airport

Halil Ceylan and a group of Iowa State engineers are testing heated pavement technologies at the Des Moines International Airport. They’ve installed two test slabs of electrically conductive concrete. And so far this winter, the special pavement has effectively cleared ice and snow. The research is supported by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Center of Excellence … Continue reading Iowa State engineers test heated pavement technology at Des Moines International Airport

Alum combines her studies in mechanical engineering, communications, and business

Iowa State alum Janice Marquardt knew that she wanted to study mechanical engineering in college but but she didn’t think that it would lead her to the career path she’s taken. Marquardt was born in Portland, Ore. but moved to Ames at the age of five when her father, John Gustafson, took a job at the … Continue reading Alum combines her studies in mechanical engineering, communications, and business

ME alum awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Mechanical engineering alumnus Payton Goodrich was among four Iowa State students or alumni recently awarded graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. Goodrich (BSME’15) studied microbial fuel cells and microfluidics in the lab of ME assistant professor Nastaran Hashemi as an undergraduate at Iowa State. He also participated in the Ames Laboratory’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory … Continue reading ME alum awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship