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EWB ISU return from successful water project in Ullo, Ghana

Eight students from Engineers Without Borders ISU spent three weeks working hands on with the community from Ullo, Ghana to create a water supply system that directly distributes water at the Ullo Senior High School, where over 1,000 students attend throughout the year.

CBE’s Fox named to Whitney professorship, part of global initiatives gifts

Promoting international experiences and an awareness of “thinking globally” will hold a place of higher importance in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) curriculum and among its faculty thanks to gifts from a department alumnus. The gift from Hershel (ChE ’49) and Ethel Whitney funds two important priorities in the department: the Hershel …Continue reading “CBE’s Fox named to Whitney professorship, part of global initiatives gifts”

Announcing the C. G. “Turk” and Joyce A. Therkildsen Professorship in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

An Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) faculty member has been named to Iowa State’s newest endowed professorship. Frank Peters, an associate professor in IMSE, was named to the C. G. “Turk” and Joyce A. Therkildsen Professorship in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering during a medallion ceremony on March 21. The professorship was made possible …Continue reading “Announcing the C. G. “Turk” and Joyce A. Therkildsen Professorship in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering”

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Invests in the Young Researchers Making New Discoveries Related to Human Health at Iowa State University

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, has committed more than a quarter of a million dollars to an early-career researcher from Iowa State University’s mechanical engineering department to support her research which focuses on traumatic brain injury in troops. Sarah Bentil, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and William March Scholar in Mechanical …Continue reading “Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Invests in the Young Researchers Making New Discoveries Related to Human Health at Iowa State University”

ECpE’s Wang awarded Harpole-Pentair Professorship, honoring outstanding junior faculty

Zhaoyu Wang, Iowa State University Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), recently was awarded the Harpole-Pentair Professorship, which recognizes and honors outstanding junior faculty with less than six years of academic experience at Iowa State. The award was created by Murray J. and Ruth M. Harpole in 1986 to provide supplemental support and …Continue reading “ECpE’s Wang awarded Harpole-Pentair Professorship, honoring outstanding junior faculty”

ISU rededicates Marston Hall, home to the College of Engineering

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”

Steffenson Professorship elevated to Steffenson Chair for CBE’s Brent Shanks

Dr. Brent Shanks of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has been named the inaugural Mike & Jean Steffenson Chair. Shanks, who is also Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC), was joined in a medallion ceremony by donors Mike and Jean Steffenson, Iowa State …Continue reading “Steffenson Professorship elevated to Steffenson Chair for CBE’s Brent Shanks”

ISU dedicates Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, the new home for Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering

More than 450 people attended the Sept. 25 dedication of Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, two new buildings that serve as the home for Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. “I’m pleased to dedicate Elings and Sukup halls as the anchors of our beautiful Biorenewables Complex,” said ISU President Steven Leath. “They …Continue reading “ISU dedicates Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, the new home for Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering”

Sproul Estate presents ECpE with large gift

The estate of Philip and Virginia Sproul presented the Iowa State Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering a gift for more than $900,000 to support faculty within the department. Jonathan Woods, nephew of Philip and Virginia Sproul and executor of their estate, presented a check to the department at a ceremony in Coover Hall Nov. …Continue reading “Sproul Estate presents ECpE with large gift”

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