Category: Women in Engineering

CBE alum, champion of women in engineering, Gayle Roberts is subject of feature story

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering alumna and noted advocate for women in the field of engineering, Gayle Roberts continues to leave a legacy in the industry. Roberts, who is now retired after serving as president and CEO of engineering firm Stanley Consultants, has been featured in a recent story by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest. … Continue reading CBE alum, champion of women in engineering, Gayle Roberts is subject of feature story

ME’s Hu develops low-cost, energy efficient method for separating hydrogen from water

Hydrogen is a promising future fuel source for cars and this could become even more feasible because of a new, low-cost hydrogen procurement technique developed by a mechanical engineering researcher. Shan Hu, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and a team of Iowa State University researchers have developed a new catalyst to drive the separation … Continue reading ME’s Hu develops low-cost, energy efficient method for separating hydrogen from water

ME’s Bai partners with industry to develop sustainable, low-cost carbon fiber

A mechanical engineering professor is collaborating with industry on a research project that aims to develop the technology to produce environmentally sustainable, low-cost carbon fiber using lignin. Xianglan Bai, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is working with Attis Industries, a diversified innovation and technology holding company based in Milton, Georgia, on a project with … Continue reading ME’s Bai partners with industry to develop sustainable, low-cost carbon fiber

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