Suzanne Leonard reflects on her Trinect Fellowship experience

Suzanne Leonard, a PhD student in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, recently wrapped up her experience as a 2017-2018 Trinect Fellow. This fellowship is funded by the National Science Foundation STEM-C Partnership: MSP program and provides support to graduate students in engineering. As a fellow, Leonard worked in elementary schools alongside elementary teachers … Continue reading Suzanne Leonard reflects on her Trinect Fellowship experience

Beyond the class at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Graduate transportation engineering student finds caring community 2,000 miles from home Willine Richardson rates Iowa State friendliness as “top-notch.” “It reminds me of home a lot, because of the hospitality …,” she says. “You can meet anyone, from any part of the world, to be honest. I’ve met so many people from different places.” Richardson … Continue reading Beyond the class at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Zaffarano Award presented to Neelam Prabhu Gaunkar

Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) graduate student Neelam Prabhu Gaunkar received the Zaffarano Award on April 26 at the Sigma Xi banquet. Daniel Zaffarano, vice president for research at Iowa State from 1973-88, established the Zaffarano Award. He believed in the value of publishing research and finding solutions to research … Continue reading Zaffarano Award presented to Neelam Prabhu Gaunkar

Civil engineering graduates of Spring 2018

Iowa State civil and construction engineering graduates celebrate academic careers

Department’s 145 graduates share success with families, friends during pre-commencement events On Saturday, May 5, Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) hosted its pre-commencement receptions. This spring semester, ISU’s Construction Engineering Program graduated 45 students, and ISU’s Civil Engineering Program graduated 100 students. Families and friends gathered at Ames … Continue reading Iowa State civil and construction engineering graduates celebrate academic careers

Q&A with Hossein Taheri

Hossein Taheri will complete his PhD in mechanical engineering at the end of the summer. He is also a recent recipient of the 2018 Young NDT (Nondestructive Testing) Professional Recognition award from the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). Taheri, who was co-advised by Timothy Bigelow and Leonard Bond, will work as a nondestructive evaluation (NDE) research … Continue reading Q&A with Hossein Taheri

IMSE graduates 123 students at spring 2018 commencement

The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) graduted 123 students during the spring 2018 semester. The spring’s graduating class included 81 bachelor of science in industrial engineering (IE) degrees, six from the masters of engineering (MEng) in Systems Engineering, 14 from the MEng in Engineering Management, six with MEng in IE, four with masters … Continue reading IMSE graduates 123 students at spring 2018 commencement

A group of freshman conduct research during a final session of FRI. Photos by Tindall.

Freshman sum up spring semester with real-world research

Freshman Research Initiative continues to grow in Iowa State’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) keeps doors open. That’s what Olivia Taylor has found. “I would encourage others to take part in undergraduate research, or doing the FRI opportunity,” she says. “I think a lot of the times, even … Continue reading Freshman sum up spring semester with real-world research

CBE Chem-E-Car team continues tradition, qualifies for national competition

Team “Cy-Onara” takes second in distance, first in poster competitions Student groups representing the Iowa State University Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) descended upon the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Mid-America Regional Conference in late April. CBE’s Team Cy-Onara took second place overall in the Chem-E-Car distance competition and first place overall … Continue reading CBE Chem-E-Car team continues tradition, qualifies for national competition

NSBE, SHPE-MAES and SWE join to support 50K Coalition

Three Iowa State engineering student organizations joined together in support of a single mission: to support the 50K Coalition, a new national effort “to produce 50,000 diverse engineering graduates annually by 2025.” Iowa State’s chapters of National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers-Latinos in Science and Engineering (MAES) and the Society of Women Engineers … Continue reading NSBE, SHPE-MAES and SWE join to support 50K Coalition

ECpE student awarded graduate NSF fellowship

Leif Bauer, electrical engineering senior with Iowa State University’s  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), recently was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF websites stated the 2,000 fellowship awardees were chosen from more than 12,000 applicants. The fellowship recruits high-potential scientists and engineers early in their careers and supports … Continue reading ECpE student awarded graduate NSF fellowship

IE student is fourth generation from her family with Iowa State connection

One industrial engineering (IE) student has embraced her great grandfather’s mantra that “an engineer can do anything” as she prepares to walk across the stage at this weekend’s commencement ceremony. Emily Carter will graduate with her BS in IE on Saturday. Her great grandfather Joseph Walkup served as chair of the IE department (originally called … Continue reading IE student is fourth generation from her family with Iowa State connection