Innovative grad retrofits motorcycle and develops app for ethanol plants

Bringing home a brand-new Harley Davidson to modify is a little nerve-racking, but that’s what Alex Shaw did to fulfill his dream. “From a young age I realized I couldn’t ride a traditional motorcycle,” said Shaw who is graduating with an agricultural systems technology and industrial technology bachelor’s degree. The nerves in Shaw’s right hand were damaged … Continue reading Innovative grad retrofits motorcycle and develops app for ethanol plants

ME student boosts science communications skills with fellowship

This article was written by Bob Mills of the Bioeconomy Institute. Juan Proano Aviles, a student in the Biorenewable Resources and Technologies (BRT) graduate program, has completed a fellowship in Reiman Gardens’ Portal to the Public science communications program. The fellowship provides workshops and mentorships to help scientists and students enhance their communications skills. As part … Continue reading ME student boosts science communications skills with fellowship

MSE research group studies aging mechanisms of nuclear power plant cable insulation

Nuclear power plants are an important source of energy production in the United States and elsewhere, and their operational safety is important for the prevention of nuclear disasters.  In a typical nuclear power plant, there are around 1,000 km of power, instrumentation and control cables whose integrity is necessary for safe operation of the reactor.  … Continue reading MSE research group studies aging mechanisms of nuclear power plant cable insulation

CBE grad students honored with research, teaching awards

Four chemical engineering graduate students have been honored with the department’s annual Research Excellence and Teaching Excellence Awards. Jose Miguel Suástegui (Fall 2016) and John Matthiesen (Spring 2017) received awards for effort and results in their respective research projects, while Benjamin Schlichtmann (Fall 2016) and Li Zhe (Spring 2017) were honored for their engagement with … Continue reading CBE grad students honored with research, teaching awards

ISU AGC works on securing the beams of their house (Courtesy AGC)

Iowa State Chapter of Associated General Contractors (ISU AGC) donates $5K to Appalachia Service Project

With winnings from Race to Build, Iowa State students keep on giving If you received $5,000 right now, how would you use it? Though some of us may struggle with this question, the choice for students in the Iowa State University Chapter of Associated General Contractors (ISU AGC) is clear. Give it to someone who … Continue reading Iowa State Chapter of Associated General Contractors (ISU AGC) donates $5K to Appalachia Service Project

Dr. Bartlett receives Engineering Student Council’s student nominated Outstanding Faculty Award

Dr. Michael Bartlett, Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Professor, has almost made it through his first academic year as a professor at Iowa State University. He started his career in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the fall 2016 semester. On April 19, 2017, Dr. Bartlett was given affirmation that his first academic … Continue reading Dr. Bartlett receives Engineering Student Council’s student nominated Outstanding Faculty Award

ME student recognized as outstanding undergraduate teaching assistant

A mechanical engineering senior was recently recognized for her efforts as an undergraduate teaching assistant (UTA) for the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory (ME 324L). Sydney Good received the ME 324L Undergraduate Teaching Assistant CYtation Award. Teaching lab coordinators Wyman Martinek and Jim Shelledy presented her with the award during a ceremony last week. “Over the past … Continue reading ME student recognized as outstanding undergraduate teaching assistant

ME’s Balasubramanian named 2017 McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year

A Mechanical Engineering faculty member was recently recognized for the strong mentoring relationship he has developed with one of his students.  Assistant professor Ganesh Balasubramanian has been named the 2017 McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year. Balasubramanian was nominated for the award by Mouhamad Diallo, a junior double-majoring in mechanical engineering and materials engineering. “I was truly humbled since … Continue reading ME’s Balasubramanian named 2017 McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year

ECpE Ph. D. student selected as IBM Fellowship Awardee

Neelam Prabhu-Gaunkar, Ph. D. student in Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), was selected as an IBM Fellowship Awardee for the second year in a row.  According to IBM’s research website, “The IBM Ph. D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph. D. students who … Continue reading ECpE Ph. D. student selected as IBM Fellowship Awardee