Thomas Burnett, a mechanical engineering senior from Algona, Iowa, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.
From the moment he arrived on campus in the fall of 2012, Beiwen Li felt welcomed by the Iowa State University community. “I still remember my first day as a student at Iowa State I got lost on campus,” Li recollected. “I was holding a map and trying to figure out where to go and … Continue reading ME’s Li returns to Ames to begin his career
When Patrick Weiler graduated from Iowa State in 1980 with a degree in agricultural engineering, he began a tradition of support for his alma matter. The legacy now spans two generations of the Weiler family, including Megan (Weiler) Green (’06 finance), Joel Weiler (’10 nutr sci) and Katelyn (Weiler) Freeseman (’12 civil engr). As Iowa State alums, the Weilers said they are proud to help support future generations of Cyclones engineers.
Team PrISUm is preparing to take its new “Solar Utility Vehicle” on a 1,900-mile race across the Outback of Australia. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is Oct. 8-15. Iowa State’s student-engineers think they’ve designed and built a car that can comfortably make that journey.
For Jonghyun Lee, it was the potential for research collaboration that attracted him to Ames. “I don’t think I could find a better place for success in my career and that’s why I chose Iowa State,” he said. Lee was recently hired as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering. He hopes to not only collaborate … Continue reading ME’s Lee sees potential for research collaboration at Iowa State
A video produced by an Iowa State University research team was awarded first place for the Inaugural Flow Visualization Competition and Prize at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fluids Engineering Division (FED) summer meeting last week in Hawaii. The research team was led by ME Bergles Professor Ted Heindel along with graduate students Julie … Continue reading Iowa State-produced video takes 1st place prize at ASME Fluids Engineering Division summer meeting
On July 27, 2017 nanoscience and nanomaterial researchers gathered for an event that was first of its kind on the Iowa State University campus. The event, Nano@IAState, was held in the South Ballroom and Sun Room of the Memorial Union. It was an all-day meeting that brought together scientists focused on the synthesis and characterization … Continue reading Nano@IAState: Bringing nanoscience and nanomaterial research together at Iowa State
ME alum Subra Suresh has been named president of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Suresh (MSME’79) most recently served as president of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and before that served as director of the National Science Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in First Class with … Continue reading ME alum named president of Nanyang Technological University
An Iowa State mechanical engineering alum has been named to the board of directors for a Utah-based winter sports membership association. Peter LaBore (BSME’97) was appointed to Ski Utah’s Board of Directors on July 1st. He still serve a three-year term set to expire on June 30, 2020. According to its website, “Ski Utah is … Continue reading ME alum named to Board of Directors for Ski Utah
An Iowa State mechanical engineering alum has been named general manager of an Iowa utility company. The Cedar Falls Utilities Board of Trustees selected Steve Bernard (BSME’85) as the company’s next general manager during their June meeting. The Cedar Falls-native will take over the post on January 1, 2018, replacing Jim Krieg who has served … Continue reading ME alum named general manager of Cedar Falls Utilities
Cyclone Racing’s Formula Team took a fourth place overall finish at the Formula SAE Lincoln race last week in Lincoln, Neb. The Iowa State team competed against 77 other registered teams and finished just 3.1 (out of a total 1000) points behind the third-place team. Iowa State’s team also finished 4th in Endurance, 6th in … Continue reading Cyclone Racing takes 4th place overall at FSAE Lincoln
Mechanical engineering sophomore Chase Allen was recently featured in an article published by his hometown newspaper, the Springfield News-Leader. In the article, Allen – a 6-foot-6, 230-pound tight end – discusses a rash of illnesses and injuries that hampered his freshman season and forced him to redshirt. He also discusses his ME studies, where he … Continue reading Cyclone tight end discusses ME studies in hometown newspaper article
Robert Brown, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and director of the Bioeconomy Institute, are part of a “New Carbon Economy” consortium launched by the Center for Carbon Removal in partnership with several research institutions. The initiative has the goal of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and converting it into valuable products and services.