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

Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Video Profiles: Tom Burtnett

Tom Burtnett, Structures Manager for Team PrISUm and a senior in mechanical engineering, discusses his role as a driver for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, what he learned after a day of test driving, and his impressions thus far about the team’s trip down under.

FIRST Robotics Team Neutrino

Mechanical engineering graduate Nick Hasto (BSME’17), ME senior Sarah Pinkerton, and Ames High senior Rucha Kelkar (daughter of ME professor Atul Kelkar) discuss their involvement in the Ames/Story County/Iowa State University chapter of FIRST Robotics Team Neutrino. Pinkerton, who is also an alumna of Ames High, was on the founding team in 2012. For more … Continue reading FIRST Robotics Team Neutrino

PrISUm Solar Car Team at the Capitol

PrISUm Solar Car Team president and mechanical engineering student Dylan Neal along with Iowa governor Kim Reynolds discuss PrISUm’s newest model – Penumbra – during a public event at the Iowa state capitol in Des Moines on June 15, 2017.

Alum applies mechanical engineering skills to his restaurant business

Lu Li (BSME’15) discusses his recently-opened restaurant Grandpa Noodle Gallery, how he applies his ME skills to running a business, and why he and his wife chose Ames as the location for their restaurant. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/grandpanoodlegallery/

SWE University – Mechanical Engineering

During the afternoon session of SWE University on July 12, 2017, participants learned about mechanical engineering. ME senior lecturer Jim Heise presented on what a mechanical engineer does and also discussed the role of some significant women in science and engineering throughout history.

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