Grant to help fill gaps in how livestock manure management affects antibiotic resistance

What does manure have in common with antibiotic resistance? For starters, they both stink, though in different ways. But there might be even more to the relationship than that. Researchers at Iowa State University recently received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study how … Continue reading Grant to help fill gaps in how livestock manure management affects antibiotic resistance

CBE lab specialist Arndorfer honored for helping faculty educate students during pandemic

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering teaching laboratory specialist Ryan Arndorfer’s efforts to help deliver education to students under challenging conditions have been recognized. He has been named a recipient of the Excellence in Instructional Support Award as part of the university’s Exceptional Effort Awards. The program was established to note extraordinary and innovative ways … Continue reading CBE lab specialist Arndorfer honored for helping faculty educate students during pandemic

ECpE’s Ajjarapu, Dickerson, Kamal recognized with professorship appointments

Venkataramana Ajjarapu has been awarded the title of Thomas Whitney Professorship. Ajjarapu previously held the title of David C. Nicholas Professor of Electrical Engineering before receiving the title of Thomas Whitney Professorship. The Thomas Whitney Professorship supports retention and recruitment of a faculty member who provides leadership in developing Iowa State University Department of Electrical … Continue reading ECpE’s Ajjarapu, Dickerson, Kamal recognized with professorship appointments

Nanosurfactant discoveries appear in Nano Letters

Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, and his team had research published in Nano Letters, a high-impact journal published by the American Chemical Society. The research is centered around the activation and creation of “Plasmonic-Magnetic Nanosurfactants for Encapsulation and Triggered Release.” The team behind the research includes postdoctoral research associates Fei Liu; … Continue reading Nanosurfactant discoveries appear in Nano Letters

From the gridirons of the Midwest to the sunny beaches of Florida

In 1954, 18-year old Robert “Bob” Bird had a difficult decision to make: play football at Iowa State College (now called Iowa State University), or play for the Cyclones’ cross-state rival – the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. Ultimately, he ended up in Ames, and he considers it one of the best decisions he has ever … Continue reading From the gridirons of the Midwest to the sunny beaches of Florida

In memory of David Nicholas: Inventor of digital encoding process used in fax machines

David C. Nicholas, Iowa State University electrical engineering graduate, passed away on Jan. 14, 2021, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Nicholas earned all three of his degrees (bachelor’s in 1967, master’s in 1968 and Ph.D. in 1971) in electrical engineering from what is now ISU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE). As a graduate student, … Continue reading In memory of David Nicholas: Inventor of digital encoding process used in fax machines

In memory of John “Jack” Cosgrove: ECpE Hall of Fame member, former CEO of Rockwell Collins

*Updated on Feb. 5, 2021. John “Jack” D. Cosgrove, Iowa State University 1956 electrical engineering graduate, passed away on Jan. 23, 2021. Cosgrove made a memorable impact on the electronics industry and on the lives of many students at Iowa State. During his time as a student, Cosgrove was in the Army ROTC and was … Continue reading In memory of John “Jack” Cosgrove: ECpE Hall of Fame member, former CEO of Rockwell Collins

ABE grad student wins first place in Three Minute Thesis competition

Third-year agricultural and biosystems engineering Ph.D. student Bailey Adams won first place in Iowa State University’s fifth annual Three Minute Thesis competition. Three Minute Thesis (3MT) celebrates research conducted by master’s or Ph.D. students around the world. Developed by the University of Queensland, the competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation and research communication skills. Presenting in … Continue reading ABE grad student wins first place in Three Minute Thesis competition

Three Aerospace Engineering graduate students honored for research, teaching

For the Fall 2020 semester, three graduate students in the Department of Aerospace Engineering have been honored with Teaching Excellence and (TEX) and Research Excellence (REX) Awards from Iowa State University’s Graduate College. The awards are presented to graduate students who demonstrate excellence in their scientific research or their performance in teaching. Rigelesaiyin Ji and Mohammed … Continue reading Three Aerospace Engineering graduate students honored for research, teaching

Gene Haas Foundation Manufacturing Scholarship awarded to ISU ABE

Iowa State agricultural and biosystems engineering students studying industrial technology (ITec) will benefit from a Gene Haas Foundation Manufacturing Scholarship that was recently awarded on campus. ITec students taking Technology Systems Management 240: Introduction to Manufacturing Processes for Metals and Technology Systems Management 340: Advanced Automated Manufacturing Processes will benefit from the $20,000 during 2021. … Continue reading Gene Haas Foundation Manufacturing Scholarship awarded to ISU ABE

ME advisors develop platform for students to interact virtually

Iowa State University’s mechanical engineering advising team has developed a virtual space that they hope will serve as a way for students to connect with one another during an era of social distancing and remote learning. Mindy Heggen, mechanical engineering (ME) academic advisor, came up with the idea of creating a group using Microsoft Teams, … Continue reading ME advisors develop platform for students to interact virtually