Category: Women in Engineering

Congrats to ECpE’s four IEEE scholarship winners

Four Iowa State University students, senior in electrical engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering recently received a $2,000 scholarship each from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Power and Energy Society. These four students, Yue Chen, Zachee Saleng, Connor Smith and Rebecca Franzen were chosen based on their academic performance … Continue reading Congrats to ECpE’s four IEEE scholarship winners

ECpE Senior Design teams win big

1st Place: Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) based Sensing System for Soil Conditions Monitoring David Severson, Kyle Kehoe, Nathan Coonrod, Sok Yan Poon, Jacob Verheyen Adviser: Shuo Yang & Dr. Yang Zhang Currently, measuring changes and gathering data on soil moisture and temperature is not only expensive, but also occasionally unreliable. But this senior design t eam … Continue reading ECpE Senior Design teams win big

Monica Lamm

CBE’s Monica Lamm named faculty fellow in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Monica Lamm, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, has been appointed one of the first faculty fellows in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT). She will expand CELT’s faculty programming, including the development of a Teaching and Learning Academy for new faculty members and leadership of the Teaching Partners program.

ME students preparing to become tomorrow’s toymakers

With the holidays right around the corner, a pair of mechanical engineering students hope that they can one day spread the holiday cheer through their passion to design children’s toys. Madeline Turner, a senior in ME, and Lucille Murphy, a sophomore, are at different stages in their academic careers but the duo share the goal … Continue reading ME students preparing to become tomorrow’s toymakers

Three IE students part of champion broomball team

Three industrial engineering students were part of Iowa State’s champion intramural broomball team which nabbed the title last month. Those students were Audrey Fyock, a student in the concurrent B.S. in IE / MBA program; Courtney Middelkoop, a first year student in the IE masters program; and Ashley Swift, a student in the concurrent B.S. … Continue reading Three IE students part of champion broomball team

ME research project aims to improve manufacturing processes using acoustic fields

A project by a mechanical engineering researcher could improve manufacturing processes for agriculture equipment companies in Iowa and beyond. Jaime J. Juárez, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering (ME), and his research team have been studying ways that composites can be modified to create a stronger, more durable end product. Their research was the cover … Continue reading ME research project aims to improve manufacturing processes using acoustic fields

Namrata Vaswani and Nicola Elia named IEEE Fellows

Each year, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recognizes outstanding IEEE members and elevates them to IEEE Fellows. This year at Iowa State University, two Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) faculty members, Professor Namrata Vaswani and Professor Emeritus Nicola Elia, both received the IEEE Fellow honor. “It is indeed a well deserved recognition in … Continue reading Namrata Vaswani and Nicola Elia named IEEE Fellows

MSE undergraduates gain research experiences abroad

Undergraduates can gain research experience on campus and abroad, especially with the help of Steve Martin, distinguished professor of materials science and engineering at Iowa State University. This summer, Adriana Joyce, senior in materials engineering, traveled to the Institute of Ceramics and Glass, one of 130 centers belonging to the State Agency’s Superior Council of Scientific Research in Madrid, Spain. … Continue reading MSE undergraduates gain research experiences abroad

ECpE grad students compete in Three-Minute Thesis Competition

On November 5, Bill Graves, dean of the Graduate College at Iowa State University introduced the Three-Minute Thesis Competition, an opportunity to show the unique and challenging research faculty and students are doing at Iowa State. “The challenge is for graduate students to describe their scholarly work in ways that are understandable and compelling,” Graves … Continue reading ECpE grad students compete in Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Student meshes IE with entrepreneurial studies for an unconventional goal

Allison Theisen, senior in Industrial Engineering, is diversifying her undergraduate degree program at Iowa State University with an entrepreneurial studies minor. As the director of social enrichment for her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, Theisen planned a lot of different events for about 300 people, and she found that the social and planning aspects of the job appealed to her. Theisen always wanted to pursue … Continue reading Student meshes IE with entrepreneurial studies for an unconventional goal

MSE Ph.D. student wins Best Presentation Award

Aishwarya Sriraman, a doctoral student with Iowa State University‘s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, recently received the Best Presentation Award in the Doctoral Symposium associated with the Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Conference 2018 held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference, which took place Sept. 24-27, 2018, brought together the global community of PHM experts … Continue reading MSE Ph.D. student wins Best Presentation Award