Bonner takes silver in human factors video contest

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) recently announced the winners of their annual video contest based on the question, “How does human factors/ergonomics help people?”  Desmond C. Bonner, human computer interaction and industrial engineering PhD student with Dr. Michael Dorneich, won second place for his video entitled “That’s Human Factors!”  The video features students and … Continue reading Bonner takes silver in human factors video contest

VR goes to the Fair

Five Iowa State University (ISU) students spent their Saturday at the 2016 Iowa State Fair promoting Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) to hundreds of fair-goers who walked through the 4-H building. Children and parents visiting the booth experienced demos of AR on iPads and VR in the Oculus Rift. Visitors learned about the … Continue reading VR goes to the Fair

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Kremer honored with prestigious engineering design award

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Professor Gül E. Kremer has been named the recipient of the 2016 Kos Ishii-Toshiba Award for her outstanding contributions to engineering design. Kremer’s leadership, dedication to research and passion for teaching engineering design were a few of the factors that led to her receiving this prestigious award. Presented annually by the … Continue reading Kremer honored with prestigious engineering design award

Ryan elevated to IEEE Senior Member

Sarah Ryan, professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, has been selected to be an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior Member. IEEE Senior Membership is an honor bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to the profession. Senior Members are recognized for their technical and professional excellence, and are eligible to hold … Continue reading Ryan elevated to IEEE Senior Member

IMSE Emeritus Professor Victor Tamashunas passes away

Victor Tamashunas, 89, passed away August 22, 2015 in Ames. He retired as emeritus professor of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering in 1991, and he was an alumnus of Iowa State University. His memberships and honors include: Registered Professional Engineer, Senior Member of the American Institute of IE’s, Professor of the Year-College of … Continue reading IMSE Emeritus Professor Victor Tamashunas passes away

Exemplary Peer Mentor Supervisor Awards

Kathy Weaver and Devna Popejoy-Sheriff, both academic advisers for industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, were named Exemplary Peer Mentor Supervisors for the 2014-2015 academic year by ISU Learning Communities. This honor is given to peer mentor supervisors who show great dedication and service to their peer mentors. The awards were presented at the Learning Communities Peer … Continue reading Exemplary Peer Mentor Supervisor Awards

IE grad students, alum featured in Des Moines Register

Morgan Hampel (MSIE’15), Tyler Fox, graduate student in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, and Justin Coaldrake (BSIE’14) were featured in an article in the Des Moines Register. In the article, they discuss how they co-founded ClinicNote, a reporting and note-taking tool for speech pathologists, who have to provide patient progress reports so insurance companies can determine … Continue reading IE grad students, alum featured in Des Moines Register

Graduate student in mechanical engineering named honorable mention for Zaffarano Prize

Ammar Meliabari, graduate student in mechanical engineering, was selected as an honorable mention for the 2015 Zaffarano Prize. The Zaffarano Prize recognizes superior performance in publishable research by an Iowa State graduate student. This year’s recognition continues a streak in graduate research awards for the mechanical engineering department. In 2013, Joe Miller became the first … Continue reading Graduate student in mechanical engineering named honorable mention for Zaffarano Prize

ISU engineering students will auction Ghanaian folk art coffin to fund village dam

Iowa State University engineering students hope that auctioning a rare work of folk art can help fund construction of an earthen dam for an African village. The artwork is a painted coffin in the form of an ear of corn. It was sculpted by Ghana’s leading fantasy coffin artist, Eric Adjetey Anang, when he was … Continue reading ISU engineering students will auction Ghanaian folk art coffin to fund village dam

Students showcase research, projects at symposium

Iowa State’s ninth annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression Symposium took place Tuesday in the Pioneer Room of the Memorial Union. The symposium included 49 majors, 145 students and 113 presentations of research projects undergraduate students have been developing. The event is coordinated by the honors program to showcase various types of research from undergraduate students. It … Continue reading Students showcase research, projects at symposium

Graduate students present clean energy product at Clean Energy Challenge

ISU graduate students spent Tuesday, April 14, in Chicago to present their product ARTichar, a renewable activated carbon used for water filtration, at the Clean Energy Challenge. The six students represent Advanced Renewable Technology International, a company that was founded in 2013 by ISU students. Bernardo del Campo and Matthew Kieffer, both graduate students in mechanical … Continue reading Graduate students present clean energy product at Clean Energy Challenge

Iowa Task Force 1 trains for tornado rescue in Davidson Hall

Former engineering building serves one more group before complete demolition Tornadoes, fires and floods are familiar to many Iowans, but Iowa Task Force 1 has more than the average amount of knowledge of what the destruction can be from those disasters. During catastrophes with missing persons, the group travels across the state to perform search … Continue reading Iowa Task Force 1 trains for tornado rescue in Davidson Hall

Weitz faculty fellow named at Iowa State University

Larry Cormicle, senior lecturer in civil, construction and environmental engineering (CCEE) at Iowa State University was named Weitz Faculty Fellow. This fellowship is the result of the Weitz Fund for Excellence in Construction Engineering, established by The Weitz Company in 2004. “The Weitz Company has had a long-standing relationship with Iowa State University and the … Continue reading Weitz faculty fellow named at Iowa State University