Ramirez: High-performance hog facilities a top priority

By Brett C. Ramirez, Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Graduate Research Assistant. To create a facility that performs at the level our pigs and producers desire, we must improve and unify ventilation design, construction integrity, control and monitoring.

ISU students work to bring clean water to African village

Students with the Iowa State chapter of Engineers Without Borders have spent the past couple years working with the village of Ullo (pop. 800) in the west African country of Ghana to supply its residents with easy access to clean water.

Important NSF fellowship for chemical engineering grad student Deon Ploessl

Iowa State University chemical engineering graduate student Deon Ploessl has been named a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Ploessl was an Iowa State Chemical and Biological Engineering undergraduate who received his B.S. in May of 2016 and then entered the graduate program. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes … Continue reading Important NSF fellowship for chemical engineering grad student Deon Ploessl

Steve Mickelson

Iowa State agriculture and biosystems engineering program ranked No. 1 in nation

Iowa State’s agricultural and biosystems engineering program was ranked first in the nation, according to the 2017 U.S. News and World Report on university graduate programs. Steven Mickelson, chair of the agriculture and biosystems engineering program, discussed the significant change that placed the department at the top of the nation’s graduate program ranking.

ECpE’s Lu receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

Meng Lu, assistant professor with Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) and Mechanical Engineering Departments, has received the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award for a project that aims at developing the next generation diagnostic technology using an engineered paper strip. The technology has the potential to drive down the cost of the health … Continue reading ECpE’s Lu receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

US Department of Energy’s computing facility features Iowa State research on silicon solar cells

Research led by Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Adjunct Professor Rana Biswas recently was featured in an article on the website for the United States Department of Energy high-performance computing facility National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. The research piece, titled “Nano-Photonic Structures for Light Trapping in Ultra-Thin Crystalline Silicon Solar … Continue reading US Department of Energy’s computing facility features Iowa State research on silicon solar cells

AerE student Michaela Spaulding selected as a Brooke Owens Fellow

Michaela Spaulding, a junior in aerospace engineering, was selected as a Brooke Owens Fellow for 2017. The Brooke Owens Fellowship Program is an organization that offers internships at leading aviation and space companies for women seeking careers in aviation or space exploration. Spaulding was one of 36 recipients of the fellowship, and will intern at … Continue reading AerE student Michaela Spaulding selected as a Brooke Owens Fellow

Graduate students’ startup makes a strong first impression

Akash Vidyadharan and Tyler Carter spent the first part of last summer applying for jobs in anticipation of receiving their master’s degree in the spring of 2017. For the second half of the summer, they worked on a project that has caught the attention of investors, corporations, as well government officials. “One year ago, this … Continue reading Graduate students’ startup makes a strong first impression

Chuck Jahren (right) answers Brandon Sleep's (left) question during ConE 322 (Photo by Tindall)

“Ahead of the game:” Active and hybrid learning take foothold in CCEE curriculum

Professors use newest learning models to encourage real-world problem-solving Brandon Sleep preps thoroughly for any construction engineering (ConE) 322 lecture. He doesn’t mind watching video lectures outside of class. That’s because ConE 322 is a hybrid learning classroom. Students have to come prepared. “We do the homework in class, and we have a guide from the lectures … Continue reading “Ahead of the game:” Active and hybrid learning take foothold in CCEE curriculum

Emily Carter

A magical adventure

A Disney internship just might be the happiest internship on earth for Iowa State fifth-year senior Emily Carter. After all, she’s dreamed of working at Disney ever since she can remember. As it turns out, Iowa State was the place that could help make her dream come true. In our industrial engineering program, Carter found … Continue reading A magical adventure

Senior in ECpE is selected for 2017 Future Founders Fellowship

Each year, the non-profit organization Future Founders select the top student entrepreneurs in the nation. Iowa State University’s very own Brendon Geils, senior in electrical engineering, has been named one of the 17 entrepreneurs who were selected to participate in the 2017 fellowship. Geils co-founded Sodima Solutions, which is a chat technology company with a … Continue reading Senior in ECpE is selected for 2017 Future Founders Fellowship