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 and CCEE team up for Campanile-Carillon Model Project

The departments of mechanical engineering and civil, construction, and environmental engineering have teamed up with other departments on campus for the Campanile-Carillon Model Project which aims to build a miniature, mobile version of the iconic Iowa State landmark. For more information visit and

M:2:I’s Cardinal Flight has successful first flight

Arrow, the newest aircraft created by the Make to Innovate Program, Cardinal Flight, had it’s inaugural flight on Sunday morning in an airfield in Newton, IA. Arrow is a 18 ft. wingspan electric powered sailplane designed to incorporate solar panels. The aircraft was designed and manufactured entirely by students of Cardinal Flight. With Arrow, Cardinal Flight’s goal is … Continue reading M:2:I’s Cardinal Flight has successful first flight

ISU students work to bring clean water to African village

Students with the Iowa State chapter of Engineers Without Borders have spent the past couple years working with the village of Ullo (pop. 800) in the west African country of Ghana to supply its residents with easy access to clean water.

2MW Cameron Mackenzie

Cameron Mackenzie is an Associate Professor of Industrial Manufacturing and Systems Engineering at Iowa State University who worked in conjunction with the US Marine Corps to create an online hurricane response decision simulator.

CCEE student interviews with Raker Rhodes Engineering associates (Photo by Tindall)

How to succeed at Iowa State’s Engineering Career Fair

Industry partners share tips for making your next career fair one for the books Every year, thousands of students attend Iowa State University’s (ISU) two Engineering Career Fairs. So in the bustle to get résumés printed off or get that interview outfit ready, remember these top tips from industry partners.  Research, research, research Every industry … Continue reading How to succeed at Iowa State’s Engineering Career Fair

New ME Senior Capstone Classroom Opens in The Mine

The Department of Mechanical Engineering opened its newest classroom in The Mine on Jan. 23, 2017. The new facility will serve as the classroom for ME 415 Mechanical Systems Designs and ME 466 Multidisciplinary Engineering Design, both of which are part of the senior capstone design class.

Trent Bicycles

Mechanical engineering students Jared and Brady Trent, who are also brothers, have combined their interests in mechanical engineering, business, and cycling with their own bike repair company, Trent Bicycles.

Ryan Byrnes

Mechanical engineering freshman student Ryan Byrnes discusses how his interest in engineering intersects with his passion for writing.