PrISUm’s Penumbra takes to the streets of Des Moines

PrISUm Solar Car Team‘s newest model Penumbra took to the streets of Iowa’s capital city Thursday for an event with the state’s highest-ranking elected official. Governor Kim Reynolds along with Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg addressed members of the team, local media, and the public during Thursday morning’s event on the west side of the state … Continue reading PrISUm’s Penumbra takes to the streets of Des Moines

ME’s Hashemi wins Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award

Nicole Hashemi – an assistant professor of mechanical engineering – is the 2017 recipient of the College of Engineering’s Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award. This honor is awarded “[i]n recognition of superior, early achievements in research by young engineering faculty members as evidenced by demonstrated ability to conduct original research, by scholarly contributions to the literature, … Continue reading ME’s Hashemi wins Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award

ME’s Heise wins Superior Engineering Extension Award

Jim Heise – a senior lecturer in mechanical engineering – is the 2017 recipient of the College of Engineering’s Superior Engineering Extension Award. This honor is awarded “[i]n recognition of demonstrated superior extension performance as shown by responsiveness to client needs, innovative and resourceful programming, appropriate use of delivery methods, client satisfaction, and dedication to … Continue reading ME’s Heise wins Superior Engineering Extension Award

Frosh football player plans to study mechanical engineering at Iowa State

An incoming freshman Cyclone football player plans to study mechanical engineering at Iowa State, according to the Simi Valley Acorn. Tucker Robertson – a 6-foot-3, 260-pound defensive lineman from Simi Valley Calif. – told his hometown newspaper that he plans to study mechanical engineering when he arrives on campus. The 18-year old has seen success both … Continue reading Frosh football player plans to study mechanical engineering at Iowa State

Q&A with Disney Imagineering design contest winner Alexander Doppenberg

Alexander Doppenberg, a senior studying mechanical engineering, was part of Iowa State’s winning team at the 26th Walt Disney Imagineering Imaginations Design Competition in California earlier this year. Between his busy semester and his action-packed summer the Spencer, Iowa-native was able to talk with us about his summer internship, the contest, and his studies.   *Some quotes … Continue reading Q&A with Disney Imagineering design contest winner Alexander Doppenberg

Cyclone Space Mining finishes 2nd overall at NASA’s 2017 Robotic Mining Competition

The results are in and Cyclone Space Mining finished second overall at NASA’s 2017 Robotic Mining Competition. The team from Iowa State University finished with a score of 70.6 out of 100 points. The team performed especially well in the Outreach category – where they scored 19.5 out of 20 – as well as the Social … Continue reading Cyclone Space Mining finishes 2nd overall at NASA’s 2017 Robotic Mining Competition

Cyclone Space Mining nabs two second-place finishes at NASA Robotic Mining Competition

Iowa State University’s Cyclone Space Mining team nabbed two second-place finishes at the 8th annual NASA Robotics Mining Competition last week in Florida. The team took second place in the categories of “Social Media and Public Engagement” and “Project Outreach.”  The Social Media and Public Engagement category is “[a]warded to the teams that uses various … Continue reading Cyclone Space Mining nabs two second-place finishes at NASA Robotic Mining Competition