ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – PrISUm Solar Car finished the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in classic Iowa State style: blasting Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” as they crossed the finish line in South Australia’s capital city. The team finished the 3021-kilometer journey around 2 p.m. local time on Friday. The day began in Port Augusta and the … Continue reading Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Final Day
With the 2017 Iowa State University (ISU) Fall Engineering Career Fair one for the books, civil, construction and environmental engineering alums weigh in with do’s and don’ts Following the career fair, you probably contacted employers with thank you emails and constantly gripped your phone in hopes that recruiters would ring with news of an internship … Continue reading Trends and buzzwords: CCEE alumni lend insight for success at career fairs
SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA – With one day left in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, PrISUm Solar Car is less than 400 kilometers from the finish line. The morning started about 20 miles north of Marla with temperatures in the low 60s, considerably cooler than the previous days, but no shortage of sunlight. The solar … Continue reading Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Day 5
Navreet Mahal, a 4th-year PhD student co-majoring in Soil Science and Sustainable Agriculture, is currently researching corn stalk sap nitrates to evaluate a new test to optimize nitrogen fertilizer inputs. Mahal’s work is part of a collaboration between Iowa State University Agronomy Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECpE). ECpE’s Associate Professor Liang Dong’s group … Continue reading Engineers help agronomists develop a new test to optimize nitrogen fertilizer inputs
SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA – The fourth day of the Bridge Stone World Solar Challenge proved to be the most productive for PrISUm solar car thus far into the race. The team departed from a rainy Alice Springs – the race’s midway point – in the morning and arrived at the controlled stop in Kulgera in … Continue reading Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Day 4
It is not uncommon for children to go to the same university as their parents, but not many students can say they go to school with their parent. Bill Kincaid, while living in the town of Monument, Colorado, is currently getting a master’s degree from the Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering … Continue reading An Adventure Engineered for Two
Construction, civil engineering faculty explore the art of problem solving to prepare graduates for real-world challenges on the job Complex … these words describe the types of problems that Kristen Cetin knows engineers face on the job site. “There’s no one solution,” she says, explaining the concept of ill-structured problems. “In addition to that, there’s … Continue reading Iowa State researchers explore ways to better prepare students for industry
NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA – Day three of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge started with plenty of sun for PrISUm Solar Car but ended with heavy rain. The team logged roughly 378 kilometers beginning the day just south of Elliott and finishing north of Barrow Creek. Skies were blue and mostly clear in the morning while … Continue reading Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Day 3
NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA – PrISUm Solar Car got 387 kilometers closer to the finish line in day two of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Temperatures hovered in the 90s and the skies went from clear to partly cloudy with a few sprinkles as the team progressed southward. Shortly after a brief stop in the town … Continue reading Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Day 2
NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA – Iowa State’s PrISUm Solar Car team kicked off the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge by driving 380 kilometers from Darwin to south of Katherine. Sean Collins, the team’s Aerodynamics Manager, drove the first leg of the race. The junior aerospace engineering major said he was able to utilize the information the … Continue reading Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Day 1
Matthew Swift, Composites Manager for Team PrISUm and a senior in materials engineering, discusses day one of dynamic scrutineering, his role as a driver for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, and his impressions of the event
Lucas Ince, Strategy Manager for Team PrISUm and a senior in computer engineering, discusses today’s scrutineering test for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, and his impressions thus far about the team’s trip down under.
Tom Burtnett, Structures Manager for Team PrISUm and a senior in mechanical engineering, discusses his role as a driver for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, what he learned after a day of test driving, and his impressions thus far about the team’s trip down under.
Matt Goode, a materials science engineering senior from Coggon, Iowa, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.
Dylan Neal, a mechanical engineering senior from St. Louis, Missouri, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.