Eloise Heckert, a 1946 graduate of mechanical engineering, was the first female member of Iowa State’s chapter of Pi Tau Sigma, the honorary mechanical engineering fraternity, at a time when few women pursued studies in the traditionally male-dominated field. Heckert was born around 1925. She grew up in Red Oak and as a freshman in … Continue reading Eloise (Heckert) Lantz – ISU’s First Female Member of Pi Tau Sigma
Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series highlighting alumnae, faculty and students. This is the second in a multi-part series. Click here for more Women’s History Month coverage. Anita Woodroffe grew up near Denmark, Iowa, where her parents had a sawmill business for over 50 years and … Continue reading Women’s History Month: ECpE alumna Anita Woodroffe
This article is part of a series of stories for Women’s History Month. To learn about other pioneering female engineers from Iowa State, click here. Elmina Tessa Wilson became the first female graduate of Iowa State’s civil engineering department when she completed her bachelor’s degree in 1892. Wilson was born in Harper, Iowa on Sept. … Continue reading Elmina Wilson – pioneering engineer and women’s suffrage leader
Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series highlighting alumnae, faculty and students. This is the first in a multi-part series. Click here for more Women’s History Month coverage. In the early 20th century, few women were applying to engineering programs. When formerly-named Iowa State College’s first female … Continue reading Women’s History Month: Pioneering Female Electrical Engineers
This article is part of a series of stories for Women’s History Month. To learn about other pioneering female engineers from Iowa State, click here. Florence Kimball became the first female graduate of Iowa State’s mechanical engineering department when she completed her degree in 1908. Kimball was born in Anamosa, Iowa in 1885. Her father, … Continue reading Florence Kimball – first female graduate of ME at Iowa State
Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is celebrating Black History Month with a series highlighting alumni, faculty and students. Click here for more Black History Month coverage. Nichelle’Le Carrington, ECpE graduate student From a young age, Nichelle’Le Carrington’s parents were adamant she and her three older siblings obtain at least one college degree. … Continue reading Black History Month: Exceptional ECpE Students
Kritika Chopra, a junior in industrial technology, has been selected as the winner of the Epsilon Pi Tau 2018 Warner Undergraduate Research Award. Chopra will be receiving a certificate and award check in the amount of $500 at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) conference on April 14, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Chopra … Continue reading Chopra receives Warner Award
Emily Olson, a graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been selected as a Brown Graduate Fellowship recipient. She is one of thirteen students from across Iowa State University receiving the award of $10,000. The Brown Graduate Fellowship Program encourages research at Iowa State in the areas of study including science, … Continue reading Olson receives Brown Graduate Fellowship
Iowa State’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers allows students to contribute to the mission “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” And Iowa State NSBE members are taking that mission to new levels. Jocelyn Jackson, graduate student in mechanical engineering, is chair of NSBE’s Region V that includes 53 universities in the central United States.
In a historically male-dominated field, faculty of Iowa State’s Construction Engineering Program demonstrate progressively diverse backgrounds Engineering faculty at Iowa State are united when it comes to turning out tomorrow’s problem-solvers. The 2017-2018 school year marks the first time regular faculty positions in Iowa State University’s Construction Engineering Program (ISU ConE) are equally filled by … Continue reading Equity and equality among construction engineering faculty at Iowa State
The 2018 Women Impacting ISU calendar will include three women from the College of Engineering: LeQuetia Ancar, assistant director of engineering student services; Rachael Barnes, senior in biological systems engineering; Judy Vance, professor of mechanical engineering. A calendar unveiling reception will be held on Jan. 10 at 3:30 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union
Twenty Iowa State University students had the opportunity to attend the world’s largest gathering of women technologists in Orlando, Florida, from Oct. 4-6. Students from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), along with students from the student organizations Digital Women and Electrical, Computer and Software Engineers and Leaders (ECSEL), traveled to the event. … Continue reading ECpE women inspired by Grace Hopper Celebration
On Thursday, November 30, 2017, Kristen Constant was selected by President Wintersteen as the new interim vice president and chief information officer for Iowa State University, replacing Jim Kurtenbach. She began her new position on December 1, 2017. Constant has been a faculty member in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering since 1992. She … Continue reading Kristen Constant, from MSE Department Chair to ISU Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Sarah Rajala, dean of the Iowa State University College of Engineering, is the 2017 national recipient of the Meritorious Achievement Award in Accreditation Activities from the Educational Activities Board of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.