Category: Mechanical Engineering

An Emergency Response

McCormick Place in Cook County, Illinois, is being transformed from a massive convention center to an alternative care facility for treating low acute COVID-19 patients. Meet the #CycloneEngineer who is part of the team.

Jim Dautremont

ME faculty, staff developing methods for teaching hands-on labs via the internet

Well before the COVID-19 pandemic vastly altered the everyday lives of people across the globe, a group of mechanical engineering (ME) faculty and staff at Iowa State University were working on ways to bring virtual, hands-on labs into the homes of students via the internet. In 2012, Jonathan Wickert, then dean of Iowa State’s College … Continue reading ME faculty, staff developing methods for teaching hands-on labs via the internet

Two ME faculty receive Professor of the Year honors

Two mechanical engineering (ME) faculty members are recipients of the 2019-20 Mechanical Engineering Professor of the Year award presented by Pi Tau Sigma. Margaret Mathison, associate teaching professor, and Paola Pittoni, assistant teaching professor, have been recognized as the department’s top educators for this award issued annually by the Iowa State chapter of the national … Continue reading Two ME faculty receive Professor of the Year honors

Mechanical engineers fire up 3D printers, round up supplies to make face shields for Iowa hospitals

Caroline Hayes was in her office for more virtual meetings. But the chair of Iowa State University’s department of mechanical engineering said she really wanted to be back in the lab. For the past two weeks, Hayes, department staffers and a few students still in town have been 3D printing and assembling face shields for … Continue reading Mechanical engineers fire up 3D printers, round up supplies to make face shields for Iowa hospitals