Category: Mechanical Engineering

New ME scholarship named for longtime faculty member

The Judith M. Vance Scholarship was established earlier this semester to honor ME alum and longtime faculty member Judy M. Vance. She holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. all in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University. Vance, who is currently the Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik Professor of Engineering and a Faculty Fellow of … Continue reading New ME scholarship named for longtime faculty member

Nikita Kozak receives Goldwater Scholarship

Nikita Kozak, a junior in mechanical engineering from Waukee, Iowa, has received a Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. He was selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,223 nominees nationwide.

W. Samuel Easterling

New dean announced

W. Samuel Easterling from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has been named the next James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering. Easterling, Montague-Betts Professor of Structural Steel Design and head of the Via department of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, will begin at Iowa State July 15.

Ming-Chen Hsu to Receive 2019 USACM Gallagher Young Investigator Award

Ming-Chen Hsu, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded the 2019 U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics Gallagher Young Investigator Award, one of the most prestigious honors from the global computational mechanics’ community. The Gallagher Young Investigator Award is given to an outstanding investigator under the age of 40, who is recognized for outstanding accomplishments, particularly outstanding published papers.

Cyclone Engineering students attend National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Eleven Cyclone Engineering students will share their hands-on research experience with peers from across the country at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. The annual event, which takes place April 11-13 at Kennesaw State University in George, is the largest undergrad research conference in the nation, with 4,000 students in attendance and featuring networking, professional development and one of the largest graduate school fairs in the U.S.

Iowa Staters elected as Trustees for the IISE Board

Two people with Iowa State University connections have been elected to the leadership team for industrial engineering’s largest professional society. Gül E. Kremer, Professor and C.G. “Turk” & Joyce A. Therkildsen Department Chair of Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE), and Carl Kirpes, a graduate of Iowa State’s industrial and mechanical engineering departments, … Continue reading Iowa Staters elected as Trustees for the IISE Board

ME’s Maxwell wins Honors Parks Award as outstanding faculty member

Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Greg Maxwell has been awarded the Honors Parks Award for being an outstanding faculty member who has continually contributed to Iowa State University’s Honors Program. Maxwell will be presented with a plaque and will also be recognized during the program for the Honors Senior Capstone Presentation on May 1 in the … Continue reading ME’s Maxwell wins Honors Parks Award as outstanding faculty member

ME alum Sam Simons’ journey to the automotive industry

Hands-on experience has been the key to Sam Simons’ (’18 mech engr) success in the automotive industry. As a student at Iowa State, he studied abroad in Italy, did an internship at Nexteer and a co-op at BMW – turned into a full-time position with the automaker.

Symposium to honor Valery Levitas is part of Panama plasticity conference

Dr. Valery Levitas, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor in Aerospace Engineering, was honored in a special symposium in Panama City, Panama. Arranged by Aerospace Engineering assistant professor Liming Xiong and Dr. George Voyiadjis of Louisiana State University, it was held as part of the 25th International Conference on … Continue reading Symposium to honor Valery Levitas is part of Panama plasticity conference

Davide Bigoni, University of Trento, to present AerE seminar

Davide Bigoni of the University of Trento, Italy will be a special guest of the Department of Aerospace Engineering. He will present “Folding of Elastic Solids and Eshelby Forces in Elastic Rods.” The presentation is part of the Midwest Mechanics Seminar Series. It examines a process rarely encountered in nature but is common in mechanics … Continue reading Davide Bigoni, University of Trento, to present AerE seminar