College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Saffron Edwards: “I enjoy encouraging young women to enter computing fields and witnessing the progress of my fellow women in STEM.”  

“Becoming a WiSE student role model my freshman year has really been a rewarding aspect. My position allows me to inspire K-12 classrooms and facilitate hands-on STEM activities. I enjoy encouraging young middle and high school women to enter STEM fields but also witnessing the progress of my fellow women Cyclone Engineers and advancement of resources available to us as a less-represented group in engineering.”

Relative path: Erica Hollander graduates with engineering degree 75 years after her great-grandfather was dean of engineering

“I’m really excited about the progression of technology and the potential to contribute to that – and proud of my family’s connections to Iowa State. And I’m ready to get out there in the work world to continue my commitment to empowering other women in STEM.”

Marcus Jakubowsky: Outstanding senior in software engineering

“Engineering like a Cyclone Engineer comes down to taking what you’ve learned into a situation you don’t fully understand and eagerly dig into the problem at hand, ask questions and figure out a solution to make a real-world impact on the lives of the people around us. Within the software engineering program, the curriculum emphasizes hands-on, practical application through projects, which sets students up well for jobs in industry.”

Robotics Club Participates in 13th Annual Autonomous Snowplow Competition

Early this year, members of the ISU Robotics Club placed 5th at the 13th Annual Autonomous Snowplow Competition ( held January 20-21, 2023 at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, MN. The traveling team was comprised of seven students – four Software Engineering students, Darren Anderson (SE ’22 alum), Jaden Forde, Ryan Sand, and Sergio Perez Valentin; …Continue reading “Robotics Club Participates in 13th Annual Autonomous Snowplow Competition”

Software Engineering senior graduates with dual degree to pursue interest in bioinformatics

Graduating senior Morgan Smith took STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to a whole new level after she arrived at Iowa State University. This fall, Smith, who is from Nevada, Iowa will graduate with two STEM degrees – Software Engineering (SE) from the College of Engineering and Microbiology (MICR) from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Cyclone Engineering staff honored for learning community contributions

College of Engineering staff were named winners of 2021 Iowa State University Learning Communities achievement awards and recognized for years of service. Patrick Determan, academic advisor for software engineering, received an Early Achievement in Learning Communities Coordination award. The award citation reads: “Patrick is the co-coordinator of the Software Engineering learning community (SELC). When learning …Continue reading “Cyclone Engineering staff honored for learning community contributions”