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Category: Marston Hall
How do you fix a stone gear that has a chipped tooth and has surfaces roughened by acid erosion and covered in black grime? You bring in an art conservator.
A team of Cyclone Engineers came together to create one-of-a-kind art for Marston’s Student Services spaces. The pieces serve as a visual kick-off to telling visitors about the outstanding student services, facilities, labs and hands-on experiential learning and opportunities at Iowa State.
A two-year, $27 million interior gutting and rebuilding of Marston Hall has earned a Gold award in the LEED green building rating system. More than 25 percent of the LEED credits for Marston Hall reward energy efficiency. As designed, natural gas and electricity use is 38 percent lower than state code requirements. Additional achievements are in the acoustical quality of the classrooms and auditorium, and that 89 percent of the construction waste generated during the renovation was recycled, rather than sent to a landfill.
This year the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Electrical and Computer Education (ECE) Division presented the Meritorious Service Award to University Professor Diane Rover of Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department. The award recognizes a commendable service to the ASEE ECE Division over an extended period of time. Rover was presented with … Continue reading ASEE presents award to ECpE University Professor Diane Rover
Associate Professor Peter Savolainen embraces team-based learning, flipped classroom method to stretch students’ abilities New teaching methods are flipping traditional classroom learning on its head. Team-based learning (TBL) helping students learn from peers. Flipped learning methods lead students to review materials outside of the classroom. Class time is then used for questions, discussion and projects. These methods … Continue reading CCEE associate professor implements new techniques for classroom learning
With its majestic limestone facade and grand rotunda, Marston Hall has long symbolized the distinguished reputation of our world-class engineering college. This iconic building reflects our proud history and role in educating future generations of engineers. So it was an honor for me to help officially re-dedicate Marston Hall last month after a two-year renovation … Continue reading From the dean: Marston Hall officially comes back to life!
Campus celebrates comprehensive renovations that preserve history and focus on educating future Cyclone Engineers On Thursday, Sept. 29, the campus community and public gathered to rededicate Marston Hall in a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on the building’s east lawn. Marston Hall, which has served as home to the College of Engineering at Iowa State University for … Continue reading ISU rededicates Marston Hall, home to the College of Engineering
Provost Jonathan Wickert sat down with the Iowa State Daily on Friday afternoon to discuss goals, initiatives and recent news from the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. One of the topics discussed was recent and future classroom renovations on campus.
Kerry Dixon, project manager with facilities planning and management, reflects on the undertaking of renovating Marston Hall as the project is nearly complete. As a facilities project manager at Iowa State University, I am fortunate to work on some really great jobs – new construction, building additions, major remodels and renovations of older structures. When I was assigned … Continue reading Uncovering a century of memories in Marston Hall