Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Video Profiles: Tom Burtnett

Tom Burtnett, Structures Manager for Team PrISUm and a senior in mechanical engineering, discusses his role as a driver for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, what he learned after a day of test driving, and his impressions thus far about the team’s trip down under.

PrISUm in Australia: Dylan Neal

Dylan Neal, a mechanical engineering senior from St. Louis, Missouri, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

PrISUm in Australia: Andrew Mallek

Andrew Mallek, a mechanical engineering senior from Clarendon Hills, Illinois, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

PrISUm in Australia: Jeremy Rurup

Jeremy Rurup, a mechanical engineering senior from Titonka, Iowa, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

PrISUm in Australia: Andrew Bonde

Andrew Bonde, a mechanical engineering senior from Humboldt, Iowa, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

PrISUm in Australia: Matt Biederman

Matt Biederman, a mechanical engineering senior from Osage, Iowa, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

PrISUm in Australia: Elliot Suiter

Elliot Suiter, a mechanical engineering junior from Johnston, Iowa, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

ME’s Gomes brings her expertise in food safety to ag-focused Iowa

Given her background in food and agricultural engineering, recently hired mechanical engineering associate professor Carmen Gomes feels that she’s bringing something unique to the department. “I believe I can bring my expertise when it comes to chemistry, biology, and interactions with interfaces in materials to the mechanical engineering world,” she said. Gomes excelled at biology, … Continue reading ME’s Gomes brings her expertise in food safety to ag-focused Iowa

PrISUm in Australia: Thomas Burtnett

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.

The Weiler family and Iowa State faculty and staff during the ribbon-cutting for the Weiler Laboratory

Cardinal and gold runs in the blood for the Weilers

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.

ME’s Lee sees potential for research collaboration at Iowa State

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