College of Engineering faculty are developing evidence-based strategies to ensure diversity and inclusion in engineering education – all with an aim of boosting diversity in STEM fields. Here are four of our research projects studying teaching methods and student experience.
Cassandra Rutherford, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, is studying how to improve foundation design of tidal current turbines – with an aim of helping offshore renewable energy generation go mainstream. Her project examining suction caissons as an economical and green option for tidal turbines is supported by an NSF CAREER award.
Iowa State’s Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) was awarded the 2018 Women in Engineering Initiative Award by the Women in Engineering ProActive Network. A single university is selected from a competitive pool for this prestigious award. WiSE was recognized for “being a model for women in engineering programs across the nation.” The … Continue reading Iowa State’s Women in Science and Engineering program receives national Engineering Initiative Award
Three Iowa State engineering student organizations joined together in support of a single mission: to support the 50K Coalition, a new national effort “to produce 50,000 diverse engineering graduates annually by 2025.” Iowa State’s chapters of National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers-Latinos in Science and Engineering (MAES) and the Society of Women Engineers … Continue reading NSBE, SHPE-MAES and SWE join to support 50K Coalition
Kathryn “Katie” Neilson, a junior in materials engineering from Morton, Illinois, has been selected as a 2018-2019 Barry Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention recipient. The Goldwater Scholarships are granted to undergraduate sophomores and juniors across the United States based on academic merit in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering fields. Neilson was one of two Iowa … Continue reading Neilson is selected as a Goldwater Scholar with Honorable Mention
“Your gender shouldn’t determine what you can and cannot do,” Huber said. Accomplishing a variety of professional experiences, Sarah Huber faced the unique challenges of being a female in the male dominate world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Sarah Huber graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Department of Electrical … Continue reading Engineering a career with Tesla
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. Karen (Hallaman) Ponder became the first woman to complete a PhD in industrial engineering at Iowa State when she graduated in 1978. Ponder was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana and spent … Continue reading IE’s first female PhD grad finds success in utility consulting
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. While Alice (Churchill) Camerlengo was the first female at Iowa State University to earn a degree in electrical engineering in … Continue reading Women’s History Month: Pioneering female electrical engineers: Carol Fisher
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering highlights the women faculty who contribute to the success of research and teaching in ABE at Iowa State University. These women demonstrate leadership and innovation in the classroom and laboratories and working with students, faculty, and industrial partners. Amy Kaleita Associate Professor … Continue reading Highlighting the Women of ABE
Balancing classes and campus experience is winning combo for this civil engineering senior Whether its organizing an event, studying for an exam, or even answering her emails, civil engineering senior Carley Fulcher organizes her life to the minute. She has to, in order fit in all her studying and activities. To start off, she is … Continue reading Experience Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE
Most days, you can find Iowa State University software engineering sophomore Melissa Hernandez near her laptop working out a coding problem. Her professors describe her as hardworking and dedicated to her studies. However, Melissa admits she wasn’t always so confident in her schoolwork. “Last semester, all my grades were good, which was a huge turning … Continue reading Women’s History Month: Melissa Hernandez: Cracking the academic code
Madison Harrington, junior in aerospace engineering, shoots for the stars. When exploring her plans to open a coffee shop on the moon and make space travel like going on a road trip, Harrington strives to be exceptional in everything that she does.
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. When Janice (Cohen) Klein became the first woman to graduate with a degree in industrial engineering from Iowa State, she had no idea that it would be her first step towards a … Continue reading IE’s first female graduate finds success in academia
Iowa State University Alumni Association (ISUAA) Board of Directors Chair Nicole Schmidt answers questions from engineering students concerning professional goals and work-life balance Note: Earlier this month, students from Iowa State University’s College of Engineering (ISU CoE) submitted questions for Nicole Schmidt, ISU engineering alumna and chair of the ISUAA Board of Directors. Questions could … Continue reading Ask a Cyclone engineer: Nicole Schmidt
With graduation on the horizon, senior in construction engineering reflects on getting involved at Iowa State If Paige Taylor were to give a piece of advice to a new student, it would sound something like this … “Some great advice that I received my freshman year was to get involved in something that relates to … Continue reading Get involved – Engineer at ISU CCEE