Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas receives Khan International Award

Dr. Valery Levitas, Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and faculty scientist with the U.S. Department of Energy Ames Lab, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Khan International Award, also known as the Khan Plasticity Award. Levitas was noted for outstanding contributions to the field of plasticity over a period of 24 … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas receives Khan International Award

Florence Kimball – first female graduate of ME at Iowa State

This article is part of a series of stories for Women’s History Month. To learn about other pioneering female engineers from Iowa State, click here. Florence Kimball became the first female graduate of Iowa State’s mechanical engineering department when she completed her degree in 1908. Kimball was born in Anamosa, Iowa in 1885. Her father, … Continue reading Florence Kimball – first female graduate of ME at Iowa State

Iowa State NSBE members making national impact: Aaron Hudgins

Iowa State’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers allows students to contribute to the mission “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” And Iowa State NSBE members are taking that mission to new levels. Aaron Hudgins, a senior in mechanical engineering, serves as the NSBE Missouri Zone Chair for Region V that includes 53 universities in the central United States.

Iowa State NSBE members making national impact: Ahmad Shehata

Iowa State’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers allows students to contribute to the mission “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” And Iowa State NSBE members are taking that mission to new levels. Ahmad Shehata, senior in mechanical engineering, is Technical Outreach and Community Help (TORCH) chair for NSBE’s Region V that includes 53 universities in the central United States.

Iowa State NSBE members making national impact: Abdelwadood Daoud

Iowa State’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers allows students to contribute to the mission “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” And Iowa State NSBE members are taking that mission to new levels. Abdelwadood Daoud, senior in mechanical engineering, is finance chair of NSBE’s Region V that includes 53 universities in the central United States.

Iowa State instructors receive certification for 3D printing training

A mechanical engineering faculty member recently received certification as a trainer in additive manufacturing. ME senior lecturer Emmanuel Agba completed a certification program offered by Stratasys, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of 3D printers and 3D production systems. The certification program is part of Stratasys’s effort to enhance workforce development and bridge the industry skill gap in 3D printing … Continue reading Iowa State instructors receive certification for 3D printing training

Old meets new to make one of ISU’s newest centers a reality

A new research center at Iowa State is making new and innovative discoveries in one of the campus’s oldest buildings. The Iowa Board of Regents in December 2017 elected to give official “center” status to the Center for Multiphase Flow Research and Education, also known as CoMFRE. In order to gain the status of “center” … Continue reading Old meets new to make one of ISU’s newest centers a reality

Iowa State NSBE members making national impact: Jocelyn Jackson

Iowa State’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers allows students to contribute to the mission “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” And Iowa State NSBE members are taking that mission to new levels. Jocelyn Jackson, graduate student in mechanical engineering, is chair of NSBE’s Region V that includes 53 universities in the central United States.

Walter G. Madison – Early African American Pioneer from Iowa State

Walter Garfield Madison was one of the first African American students to graduate from Iowa State and was the first to receive a degree in mechanical engineering when he graduated in 1914. Madison was born and raised in Manor, Texas, just northeast of Austin. He graduated with a diploma in steam engineering from Alabama’s Tuskegee … Continue reading Walter G. Madison – Early African American Pioneer from Iowa State

ME grad student gets funding to study microwave interaction with energetic material flames

Mechanical engineering graduate student Joel Lynch recently received a $2500 grant from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium to study the coupling of microwave fields with solid rocket propellant combustion. His current project is entitled “Modeling of Flames Seeded with Alkali Compounds under the Presence of Alternating Electric Fields.” The research is taking place within the … Continue reading ME grad student gets funding to study microwave interaction with energetic material flames

ME grad students combine skills in engineering, entrepreneurship

Two mechanical engineering graduate students recently received awards for their paper at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) national conference earlier this month in Los Angeles. Sanvisna Kogelen (MS, Mechanical Engineering) and Alex Wrede (PhD, Mechanical Engineering) along with Patrick Kreiser (Bob and Kay Smith Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor … Continue reading ME grad students combine skills in engineering, entrepreneurship

ME grad student receives funding for multiphase X-ray radiography research

Mechanical engineering graduate student Julie Bothell recently received $2500 from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium for her research related to multiphase X-ray radiography. Her current project is entitled “X-Ray Imaging of the Spray from a Coaxial Air Blast Atomizer” and is a collaborative effort between Iowa State and four other universities: Cornell University, University of … Continue reading ME grad student receives funding for multiphase X-ray radiography research

ME researcher to study best materials for 3D printing in space

ME assistant professor Jaime Juárez recently received funding from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium’s Early Career Investigator Research Program to study materials than can effectively be manufactured on a 3D printer in outer space. Juárez’s research project – Acoustically-Mediated Multi-Material 3D Printing for Polymer-Microparticle Composites – aims to “develop an acoustic-based 3D printing platform as … Continue reading ME researcher to study best materials for 3D printing in space