Digital Women: Innovating limitless magic makers As a woman in engineering, it can be easy to feel like an outcast — especially when there aren’t many other women around. About 12 years ago, an organization called Digital Women was formed at Iowa State University, dedicated to building a community and a networking opportunity for … Continue reading Digital Women: Innovating limitless magic makers
Aspiring to success: Software and sports Many students in college understand the struggle of balancing schoolwork, jobs, classes and extracurricular activities. Two students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, Bailey Righi and Samantha Williams, are strong athletes and juniors in software engineering, balancing track, softball, school and everything in … Continue reading Aspiring to success: Software and sports
Iowa State University’s graduate program in mechanical engineering climbed 11 points from last year, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report. The 2020 Best Graduate School Rankings ranked Iowa State’s ME graduate program 37th, tied with the University of California-Davis, University of California-Irvine, the University of Notre Dame and North Carolina … Continue reading Iowa State’s ME grad program climbs 11 points in 2020 rankings
Alyvia Steenhoek, a graduate student studying sustainable agriculture, is the recipient of the David L. Calderwood Fellowship.
Rachel Shannon: Sparking limitless dreams while fueling for change Rachel Shannon, a graduate student at Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) has traveled an unexpected path and never thought she’d be where she is today. Last December, Shannon graduated with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, but she still has … Continue reading Rachel Shannon: Sparking limitless dreams while fueling for change
Senior in STEM takes on out-of-this-world experience with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) With her feet planted firmly on the ground, Lauren Wibe’s professional career is taking off thanks to her involvement in the elite NASA Pathways Intern Employment Program (IEP). Starting last fall, Wibe worked in NASA’s Environmental Protection and Management Division within … Continue reading Civil engineering student lands career-changing NASA Internship
A mechanical engineering student has been recognized with a university-wide award for his contributions as a student employee. Thomas Polzin, a senior in ME, received the 2019 Student Employee of the Year award during a ceremony on March 5 in the Memorial Union’s Sun Room. In addition to the award certificate, Polzin also received a … Continue reading ME student wins ISU Student Employee of the Year award
SWE: Making strides for women in STEM Over 40 years ago, the Society for Women Engineers (SWE) was founded at Iowa State University and now has over 200 members. SWE at Iowa State allows members to connect with professional organizations and role models through conferences around the nation, while also reaching out to younger girls … Continue reading SWE: Making strides for women in STEM
Rachael Barnes (’18 bio systems engr & global resources systems) and Alexander Lev (’19 software engr) have been named recipients of the ISU Alumni Association’s Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award. The award honors outstanding seniors who display high character, outstanding achievement in academics and university/community activities, and promise for continuing these exemplary qualities as alumni.
Engineering a global education by Lindsay Moeller As a software engineering major, Willem Paul (’20 software engineering and LCP German) did not expect to also major in German when he started out as a student at Iowa State University. “I came to Iowa State with German credits from high school. I knew I wanted to … Continue reading Engineering a global education
Leadership has been Rachel Barnes’ specialty at Iowa State. Through ISU’s Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), she has served as a student role model, student role model coordinator – a position that reaches more than 7,000 K-12 students every year, leadership studies peer mentor, and residential peer mentor.
Two juniors in mechanical engineering, Jacob Koutas and Scott Zmuda, play soccer with the ISU Men’s Soccer Club. Their time management skills lead to success both in the classroom and on the field. Q: Tell me a bit about yourself. Jacob Koutas: I am from Rolling Meadows, Illinois. I chose to attend Iowa State because … Continue reading ME students manage time with club soccer
Micro-g NExT, a student project in the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Make to Innovate (M:2:I) program, has been selected to move into phase II of the prestigious challenge developed by NASA. The newly created Micro-g NExT team submitted a 30-page proposal last semester to design and manufacture an Extravehicular Activity (EVA) camera mount. The proposal … Continue reading Iowa State’s Micro-g NExT Team prepares for phase II of NASA challenge