ME grad student wins ISU’s 3 Minute Thesis competition

A mechanical engineering graduate student bested 42 of his peers to take first place at Iowa State’s second annual 3 Minute Thesis competition on Monday. Alex Wrede, who is pursuing a PhD in ME, discussed Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) and the cavitation of micro bubbles during the competition which was hosted by Iowa State’s Graduate … Continue reading ME grad student wins ISU’s 3 Minute Thesis competition

Team members of the ISU ASC Competition Teams show off their winnings. Photos courtesy Phil Barutha and Charlie Sweeney.

Iowa State teams take top honors in ASC Region IV Student Competition

Engineering students uphold winning tradition while teaching team skills “Our success or failure entirely depends on how we work as a team,” says Michael Feste, a junior in construction engineering. That statement could not be more true. For the past two years, Feste has been a part of Iowa State University’s Associated Schools of Construction … Continue reading Iowa State teams take top honors in ASC Region IV Student Competition

CBE Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter Reilly passes away

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter J. Reilly passed away November 2 after a battle with duodenal cancer. Reilly, who retired as a full-time faculty member in 2014, came to the department as an associate professor and researcher in 1974 after a stint at the DuPont Company in its … Continue reading CBE Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter Reilly passes away

The new engineering education

Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) department knows there is more to these subjects than just equations and code. Postdoctoral researcher Nick Fila is on a mission to prove the depth of electrical and computer engineering through new learning experiences. Fila was hired as the post-doc for Iowa State’s Reinventing the Instructional and … Continue reading The new engineering education

Large CBE student contingent at conference includes Chem-E-Car team

Eighteen undergraduate students representing Iowa State University’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering took part in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. The event brings together chemical engineering students, educators, industry professionals and more from around the nation to attend information sessions, networking events, competitions and more, in what is … Continue reading Large CBE student contingent at conference includes Chem-E-Car team

Amy Kurr gets recognized at the October 28th Homecoming football game.

MatE student, Amy Kurr, selected as Homecoming Royalty

We have royalty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering- Iowa State University Homecoming Royalty, that is! Iowa State celebrated its 105th Homecoming celebration during the week of October 22-28, 2017. One of the most popular Homecoming traditions includes selecting a Cardinal Court and Homecoming Royalty. Amy Kurr, a senior in materials engineering, was … Continue reading MatE student, Amy Kurr, selected as Homecoming Royalty

Four ECpE students race across the Outback

Photos and field reporting by Nick Fetty, Mechanical Engineering Communications Specialist. Four students with the of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) traveled across the Australian Outback with Team PrISUm in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge was a 3021-kilometer biennial race that began in Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory … Continue reading Four ECpE students race across the Outback

Father-son ISU alumni spend careers pioneering technology

Whenever you click the volume up and down on your earbuds, you can thank two Iowa State University Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) father-son alumni for creating that technology. Wendell Sander and son Brian Sander worked together at Apple Inc. on this earbuds project when Brian was vice president and Wendell, his father, worked for … Continue reading Father-son ISU alumni spend careers pioneering technology

On the fast track to success; Grau turns a racing hobby into a learning experience

Go faster and win. Those are the goals of materials engineering student, Max Grau. Racing, speed, and competitiveness are in his blood. It’s a family tradition and a hobby that has inspired a few of his decisions while pursuing his adventure at Iowa State University. Grau, a freshman from Davenport, Iowa, participates in amateur Sports … Continue reading On the fast track to success; Grau turns a racing hobby into a learning experience

Outreach in MSE increases awareness and excitement for STEM and materials education

Outreach and teaching to students in grades K-12 has been a priority in the materials science and engineering department as it aligns with and is encouraged in our university mission and vision. These are respectively: To create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place, and Iowa State will lead the … Continue reading Outreach in MSE increases awareness and excitement for STEM and materials education

Iowa State engineers help Black Sea countries fight cybersecurity threats

Iowa State University cybersecurity researchers recently presented two days of demonstrations and case studies to help four Black Sea countries fight off cyberattacks. Some 230,000 people in one of those countries — Ukraine — were left without electricity in December 2015 after a cyberattack took down dozens of power substations. The demonstrations at Iowa State … Continue reading Iowa State engineers help Black Sea countries fight cybersecurity threats

Students congratulated, donors thanked in CBE Honors & Awards Banquet

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) saluted the recipients of scholarships and fellowships – and those who make them possible – in its annual Honors & Awards Banquet. A total of 224 CBE undergraduate students have been awarded 280 department scholarships in the current academic year, and 18 graduate students are pursuing their … Continue reading Students congratulated, donors thanked in CBE Honors & Awards Banquet

Cyclone Energy after its presentation at the 2017 Green Energy Challenge. Photo courtesy Beth Hartmann.

ISU NECA wins Green Energy Challenge for fourth year running, finds volunteer calling

While working to win the Electri International/NECA Green Energy Challenge, students discover ways to give back Can a competition be something more? Beth Hartmann’s answer is “yes!” “It’s a learning curve,” she says. Hartmann is a faculty adviser for the Iowa State University Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association, or ISU NECA. This month, … Continue reading ISU NECA wins Green Energy Challenge for fourth year running, finds volunteer calling

Recruiters from Mortenson talk with students and view resumes.

Trends and buzzwords: CCEE alumni lend insight for success at career fairs

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