On November 5, Bill Graves, dean of the Graduate College at Iowa State University introduced the Three-Minute Thesis Competition, an opportunity to show the unique and challenging research faculty and students are doing at Iowa State. “The challenge is for graduate students to describe their scholarly work in ways that are understandable and compelling,” Graves … Continue reading ECpE grad students compete in Three-Minute Thesis Competition
Chemical engineering graduate student Rainie Nelson has taken first place in Iowa State’s final round of the 3-Minute Thesis (3MT)® competition, coordinated by the university’s Graduate College. Presenting “Shining a Light: The Power of Perovskites” with the three-minute clock ticking, Nelson garnered the highest score from a panel of judges rating presentations from eight ISU … Continue reading ChemE grad student Nelson tops in ISU 3-Minute Thesis® competition
Sean Rollag, a Ph.D. student in chemical engineering, won first place in the graduate research poster competition at the TCS 2018 conference on thermal and catalytic sciences. Rollag’s poster shows the physical changes in the structure of biomass during thermal deconstruction.
Boyce Chang, a graduate student at Iowa State University‘s Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), recently received two awards for his work: The Iowa State Graduate College Research Excellence Award and Teaching Excellence Award. The teaching award recognizes and encourages outstanding achievements made by graduate students in teaching, while the research award recognizes graduate … Continue reading MSE student Boyce Chang wins two excellence awards
Allison Theisen, senior in Industrial Engineering, is diversifying her undergraduate degree program at Iowa State University with an entrepreneurial studies minor. As the director of social enrichment for her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, Theisen planned a lot of different events for about 300 people, and she found that the social and planning aspects of the job appealed to her. Theisen always wanted to pursue … Continue reading Student meshes IE with entrepreneurial studies for an unconventional goal
Aishwarya Sriraman, a doctoral student with Iowa State University‘s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, recently received the Best Presentation Award in the Doctoral Symposium associated with the Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Conference 2018 held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference, which took place Sept. 24-27, 2018, brought together the global community of PHM experts … Continue reading MSE Ph.D. student wins Best Presentation Award
Four teams from Iowa State’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) competing in the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 4 Competition were honored with a number of awards this past weekend. During the weekend of October 24-27, the North Central Region of the ASC met at the Lied Lodge in Nebraska … Continue reading Iowa State ASC Region 4 teams bring home hardware from competition
It was an evening of recognition for students and those who support them in the 2018 Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Honors and Awards Banquet October 25. During the course of the program more than 70 department undergraduate and graduate students on hand were recognized as recipients of scholarships and fellowships in the 2018-19 … Continue reading Students, donors share the spotlight in CBE Awards Banquet
Beginning earlier this year in January, industrial engineering junior Chris Johnson was hired as a Sales Intern for a co-op with Daktronics. Daktronics is a popular manufacturer of video displays and scoreboards, including displays and scoreboards at Iowa State’s various athletic venues. Johnson spent the spring and summer semesters working at their headquarters in Brookings, … Continue reading Student gains valuable experience with co-op
36 hours. Hundreds of students. One project. Every year, many students, especially students from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, attend one event in one place for 36 hours straight. This event is the HackISU hackathon, completely student-led. HackISU marked their 10th anniversary with this year’s hackathon. In groups of four people or less, … Continue reading HackISU: 36 hours. One project. Hundreds of students.
Help support the ISU AIChE chemical engineering student chapter with a donation Iowa State’s student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is Pittsburgh-bound, with the hope of once again turning heads in two important competitions. The 2018 AIChE Annual Student Conference hosts undergraduate chemical engineering students from around the nation October 26-29 … Continue reading CBE student group headed to competition, honors, education at national convention
An industrial engineering (IE) student wants to honor her late father by following in his footsteps and graduating from Iowa State. Lydia Dawson, a junior in IE, grew up in Urbandale and remembers watching Cyclone football games with her father, Tim Dawson. This was her earliest exposure to Iowa State University and because of it … Continue reading IE student pursues degree to honor her late father
Iowa State University is home to its very own chapter of Material Advantage, a student organization that “provides access to the materials science and engineering professional’s most preeminent societies,” including The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), ASM International and The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). Involvement in the organization gives students leadership experience, scholarship opportunities, conference and event access, … Continue reading ISU Material Advantage connects students to the department, the community and Iowa representatives
A lot of creativity — and caffeine — were flowing at the 10th annual HackISU “invention marathon” on Oct. 19-21. HackISU brings together teams of undergrads to create, invent and produce a wide variety of software and hardware projects in a 36-hour-long hackathon.
Iowa State’s mechanical engineering (ME) graduate program ranks 3rd for enrollment across the entire university, according to fall 2018 data from the office of the registrar. The ME graduate program has 257 students enrolled for the fall semester. Male enrollment for the ME grad program ranks second university-wide with 203 male students enrolled for fall … Continue reading ME’s graduate program ranks 3rd university-wide for enrollment