A new study published in Canadian Geotechnical Journal suggests that an enzyme derived from bacteria could be used to enhance the stability of certain soils.
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Leadership has been Rachel Barnes’ specialty at Iowa State. Through ISU’s Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), she has served as a student role model, student role model coordinator – a position that reaches more than 7,000 K-12 students every year, leadership studies peer mentor, and residential peer mentor.
Policies requiring landlords to disclose a rental unit’s history with bedbugs may raise costs to landlords over the short-term, but over the long-term they are an effective way to reduce infestations and lower costs, according to a just-published study.
Two juniors in mechanical engineering, Jacob Koutas and Scott Zmuda, play soccer with the ISU Men’s Soccer Club. Their time management skills lead to success both in the classroom and on the field. Q: Tell me a bit about yourself. Jacob Koutas: I am from Rolling Meadows, Illinois. I chose to attend Iowa State because … Continue reading ME students manage time with club soccer
Micro-g NExT, a student project in the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Make to Innovate (M:2:I) program, has been selected to move into phase II of the prestigious challenge developed by NASA. The newly created Micro-g NExT team submitted a 30-page proposal last semester to design and manufacture an Extravehicular Activity (EVA) camera mount. The proposal … Continue reading Iowa State’s Micro-g NExT Team prepares for phase II of NASA challenge
Photo courtesy of Megan O’Leary, far right. Interview with Megan O’Leary (’99 BSME, ’00 MSME) Why did you choose Iowa State? My mom is a fellow Iowa State graduate (’68), and I fell in love with the beautiful buildings and manicured lawns on campus visit during a family trip when I was 14. I was … Continue reading ME alumna shares advice for success
Iowa State is home to a new National Science Foundation traineeship program preparing the next generation of food-energy-water (FEW) systems innovators. Open to both masters and Ph.D. students, the DataFEWSion program offers a unique focus on data-rich systems modeling at the intersection of energy transformation, water management, and cropping and livestock systems.
At Iowa State University, different mindsets and backgrounds are crucial to success. That’s why the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hosts Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineers as Leaders (ECSEL), a program working to improve diversity and inclusion in electrical, computer and software engineering programs and in the workforce. ECSEL focuses on the representation and … Continue reading ECSEL: Leading diversity and inclusion in ECpE
Today, women teaching at Iowa State University (ISU) probably don’t worry about finding a place to live near campus. Students, faculty and alums may be surprised to find that, prior to 1922, both female students and faculty members sometimes struggled to find housing.
Dr. Wenzhen Li, Iowa State University Richard Seagrave Associate Professor, was published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS). The research was conducted in collaboration with postdoctoral associate Dr. Yang Qiu, Ames Laboratory research scientist Lin Zhou, postdoctoral research associate Tao Ma, and others. The publication was titled: “BCC-Phased PdCu Alloy as a … Continue reading CBE’s Wenzhen Li group sees fuel cell research published in chemical society journal
An industrial engineering student-athlete set both a school record and collegiate record at the Big 12 Men’s Indoor Track & Field Championships last weekend in Lubbock, Texas. Roshon Roomes, a junior in IE, took first-place in the 600-yard run with a time of 1:07.67. His time beat the previous school record of 1:07.73, set by … Continue reading IE student-athlete sets NCAA record at Big 12 indoor track championships
The National Society of Black Engineers works towards increasing the number of culturally responsible black engineers that have a positive influence in college and community life. Andrew Whitehead, the president of Iowa State’s NSBE chapter, chooses to live that motto everyday.
Master Builders of Iowa presented Mike Tousley, executive vice president and general manager of The Weitz Company, with its Build Iowa Award during the 2019 MBI Annual Winter Conference.