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
An imbalance of certain chemicals in bodies can lead to a growth of diseases and illnesses. However, right now measuring the chemical levels of bodies is typically only possible with a trip to the doctor’s office. But now, with the work of Taejoon Kong, a graduate student at Iowa State University, it may soon be … Continue reading ECpE grad student wins award for paper device measuring nitrite, glucose and protein
After coasting through the clouds on a military jet representing Iowa State, Philip Schmitz, a 2010 Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate, has now recently received the “Marine Naval Flight Officer of the Year” for his outstanding contributions to Marine Corps aviation. Schmitz was a weapons systems training officer and assistant … Continue reading ECpE alum recieves military awards
MSE GOLD, Materials Science and Engineering Graduates of the Last Decade group, continues the strong MSE student community into alumni life at Iowa State University. The MSE GOLD program allows alumni to reconnect with friends, network and share opportunities with other alumni and student mentees. “I think one of the great things about MSE GOLD is that it gives … Continue reading MSE GOLD strengthens alumni-student relations
Two new and impactful opportunities await Iowa K-12 educators in the 2019 Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) Partner Schools Program. Applications for the program are now being accepted through 3 p.m. December 3, 2018. The ISGC-sponsored Partner School Program supports Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) school partnerships to help schools connect to learning opportunities … Continue reading New opportunities available to STEM educators in Space Grant Consortium program
For the fifth year in a row, Iowa State University’s (ISU) Cyclone Energy team has earned a first-place finish at the Electri International/NECA Green Energy Challenge (GEC), held in Philadelphia on Sept. 29. The six-member team is comprised of civil and construction engineering students from ISU’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE). Cyclone Energy … Continue reading Cyclone Energy brings home fifth first-place finish in GEC
As a graduate student at Iowa State University, Jacob Ulrich, pursuing an engineering degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), has received an honor that many students would be thrilled to earn. Idaho National Laboratory (INL) recently granted 13 students into the highly competitive second cohort of INL graduate fellows from universities … Continue reading Idaho National Laboratory selects ECpE graduate student as research fellow
While some students take a break during the summer, one industrial engineering student was busy putting in 60-hour weeks as part of his internship. Thomas Berquist, a sophomore in industrial engineering (IE), spent his summer in Sparks, Nevada working as an Engineering Project Management Intern at Tesla where he served on the New Product Introduction … Continue reading IE student spends summer interning at Tesla
Iowa State graduate assistant Quin Schultz was recently selected to participate in the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Food Summer School. At the summer school, 40 master’s students, doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars and industrial professionals from various academic disciplines, came together to bring their ideas for a sustainable food supply chain to life. … Continue reading ABE grad student invited to European food technology conference
The kickoff for the 2019 Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab program is underway, with the application period running through November 30. Students currently enrolled in Ch E 357 and Ch E 381 are eligible to participate. Ch E 358 and Ch E 382 must be successfully completed in spring semester. Scholarships are available for students participating … Continue reading Ch E 357, 381 students: Apply now for Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab!
Iowa State construction engineering faculty member looks to minimize erosion and sediment discharge into Iowa’s waterways When does a body of water become too polluted to use for recreation or drinking? Take a look at this map of Iowa impaired waterbodies, prepared by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in 2016, and you’ll see impaired … Continue reading Engineering researchers explore preventative measures to limit waterbody contamination from construction sites
Winning a single national research award wasn’t enough for one competitive mechanical engineering student. He wanted to win more. Nikita Kozak, a junior in mechanical engineering (ME), spent his summer as a Department of Defense High-Performance Computing (HIP) Intern at the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Aberdeen, Maryland. The HIP program at ARL provides … Continue reading ME student wins two national awards through his summer internship with the US Army Research Laboratory
The Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series again features a slate of highly regarded scientists in many specialties set to bring their research expertise to Iowa State University and a record 87 chemical engineering graduate students. Currently, 17 guest presenters are booked for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters, with more additions possible at later … Continue reading Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series set to welcome researchers from around the nation