Shifting perspective, increasing diversity

It’s no secret – there is a need to engage underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. We need diversity of thought and different ways of thinking as we work on solving important, multifaceted problems. When know that adding more ideas as we begin exploring these sorts of problems means everyone is not going to … Continue reading Shifting perspective, increasing diversity

Astronaut Clayton Anderson joins Iowa State engineering faculty

AMES, Iowa – Clayton Anderson, an Iowa State University graduate and former NASA astronaut, will join the university as a distinguished faculty fellow in aerospace engineering. Anderson, a native of Nebraska, received his master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State in 1983. He joined NASA’s Johnson Space Center that same year, working in the … Continue reading Astronaut Clayton Anderson joins Iowa State engineering faculty

Flying Monkeys

Local Girl Scouts gain national attention for creating working prosthesis

The Flying Monkeys, a team of Cadette Girl Scouts from Ames and Gilbert, won first place in the “Innovative Solution,” category at Iowa’s FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Championship, and their impressive work has gotten them national recognition. The team’s working prosthetic hand, named the BOB-1, that was created for a 3-year-old who does not have … Continue reading Local Girl Scouts gain national attention for creating working prosthesis

CCEE Hybrid School Bus Project featured on Iowa Public Radio

Hybrid vehicles, integrating battery-powered electric motors as helpers to traditional-fueled engines, are catching on with car drivers. But, applying the same technology to larger vehicles is taking more time. Two Iowa public schools are leading the way with experimental hybrid buses. Iowa Public Radio‘s Dean Borg reports on Dr. Shauna Hallmark‘s hybrid school bus research project. … Continue reading CCEE Hybrid School Bus Project featured on Iowa Public Radio

Rock stars, Hollywood look at engineering researcher’s unique 3-D technology

William Lohry took a seat before a projector-camera combination and offered his best smile. And there, on a nearby computer monitor, was a perfect, but colorless, 3-D image of every line, contour and movement on the face of the senior chemical engineering major from Sioux City. It was like a moving mask, digitally and exactly … Continue reading Rock stars, Hollywood look at engineering researcher’s unique 3-D technology

Iowa State’s van Leeuwen named R&D Magazine’s 2009 Innovator of the Year

Iowa State University’s Hans van Leeuwen, who has led research teams awarded back-to-back R&D 100 awards for biofuels developments, has also been named R&D Magazine’s 2009 Innovator of the Year . Lindsay Hock, the magazine’s managing editor, wrote that the magazine’s awards honor “the people behind some of the greatest innovations and discoveries in science.” … Continue reading Iowa State’s van Leeuwen named R&D Magazine’s 2009 Innovator of the Year

Information Assurance Center on Iowa Public Radio

On September 29th, 2009, Iowa Public Radio’s Dean Borg did a story about the Information Assurance Center. He talked with Doug Jacobson, the director of the center, about the preparations students receive in their cyber warfare training. The full feature story is available here. Listen: [audio:http://wordpress.engineering.iastate.edu/news/files/2009/09/IPR_092909_ISU-Cyber-Warfare.mp3]

Iowa State to train the next set of cyber warriors for the government

AMES, Iowa — In an increasingly high tech society, it is imperative to have individuals highly skilled in information assurance to keep up with the growing number of attacks on computer security. And Iowa State University is helping to train those professionals through the Scholarships for Service (SFS) program from the National Science Foundation (NSF) … Continue reading Iowa State to train the next set of cyber warriors for the government

Public invited to listen, learn from leaders in global technology, culture

AMES, Iowa – A semester full of talks will cover just about every angle of globalization: “Why Do I Need to Think Globally to be Effective in My Job?” “Technology and the Globalization of Opportunity,” “The Next Fifty Years,” “Reassessing Race and Sport within a Global Context,” and “It’s all Rock ‘n’ Roll to Me.” … Continue reading Public invited to listen, learn from leaders in global technology, culture

Partha Sarkar talks about the Wind Simulation and Testing Laboratory

Iowa Public Radio featured two Iowa State University professors on its Talk@12 program on Tuesday, May 19th. Host Greg Shanley talked with Bill Gallus, professor of geological and atmospheric sciences, and Partha Sarkar, professor and director of the Wind Simulation and Testing Laboratory in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, about last year’s Parkersburg, Iowa, tornado. … Continue reading Partha Sarkar talks about the Wind Simulation and Testing Laboratory