Remembering David Dow Robb

David “Dave” Dow Robb died Dec. 21, 2017, in Salina, Kansas, at the age of 95. Robb was a former professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Kansas. Robb was born on Feb. 13, 1922, … Continue reading Remembering David Dow Robb

Exploring creativity through dance and materials engineering

Jose Pérez González’s story is unique. His diverse and well-rounded experiences make him a leader by example and a student who has a strong desire to excel, learn, and grow in whatever he participates. Pérez González is beginning his second semester at Iowa State and has immersed himself completely to embrace his Iowa State adventure. … Continue reading Exploring creativity through dance and materials engineering

ECpE professor wins USDA award

Liang Dong, associate professor of Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department, was part of the team that recently won a $472,363 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) award for the project titled, “Miniature, Low-Cost, Field Deployable Sensor To Advance High-Phenotyping For Water Use Dynamics.” Dong works with Project Director Michael Castellano,  Iowa State associate … Continue reading ECpE professor wins USDA award

Aviation pioneer with ties to Iowa State comes to life in Aerospace Engineering this Friday

It’s aviation history, African-American history and Iowa State history. And it all comes together in a special live, interactive presentation with Broadway actors when “The Flying Hobos” land in Howe Hall Friday, February 9. The life and achievements of James H. Banning will be celebrated in the special performance at 10 a.m. in the Alliant … Continue reading Aviation pioneer with ties to Iowa State comes to life in Aerospace Engineering this Friday

Jiang lab helps industry develop biobased functional coatings using nanotechnology

Assistant Professor, Shan Jiang, one of Materials Science and Engineering’s newest faculty members, joined the department in 2016. Prior to becoming an assistant professor at Iowa State, Jiang spent three years working at The Dow Chemical Company as a project leader. His research was primarily focused on waterborne latex coating. Jiang brought a wealth of … Continue reading Jiang lab helps industry develop biobased functional coatings using nanotechnology

ECpE’s Jiles completes Jefferson Fellowship in D.C., working to secure electric power: Reflections of a Jefferson Science Fellow

Iowa State University’s David Jiles, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor, Palmer Professor in of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) and Stanley Chair in Interdisciplinary Engineering, recently returned from Washington D.C., where he spent 12 months as a Jefferson Science Fellow with the United States Department of State (DOS) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). … Continue reading ECpE’s Jiles completes Jefferson Fellowship in D.C., working to secure electric power: Reflections of a Jefferson Science Fellow

Old meets new to make one of ISU’s newest centers a reality

A new research center at Iowa State is making new and innovative discoveries in one of the campus’s oldest buildings. The Iowa Board of Regents in December 2017 elected to give official “center” status to the Center for Multiphase Flow Research and Education, also known as CoMFRE. In order to gain the status of “center” … Continue reading Old meets new to make one of ISU’s newest centers a reality

Iowa State NSBE members making national impact: Jocelyn Jackson

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.

Anuj Sharma (second from left) with his research team. The team will work on InterchangeSE for the next three years. Photo by Kate Tindall.

Iowa State researchers formulate InterchangeSE project to study interactions between different modes of travel

Researchers explore stress levels of people interacting in traffic systems through use of augmented reality techniques When you drive through an accident scene, do you feel nervous? Perhaps stressed by the cars swerving in and out, slowing to a crawl and then speeding up. And does your stress affect the traffic situation around you? Researchers … Continue reading Iowa State researchers formulate InterchangeSE project to study interactions between different modes of travel

Remembering Clayton Christensen

Clayton L. Christensen died Jan. 15, 2018, at the age of 95 in Storm Lake, Iowa. Christensen was an alumnus and former professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University. Christensen was born on July 7, 1922, in Moorhead, Iowa, to Tenus and Meddie (Losh) Christensen. Christensen was preceded … Continue reading Remembering Clayton Christensen

Walter G. Madison – Early African American Pioneer from Iowa State

Walter Garfield Madison was one of the first African American students to graduate from Iowa State and was the first to receive a degree in mechanical engineering when he graduated in 1914. Madison was born and raised in Manor, Texas, just northeast of Austin. He graduated with a diploma in steam engineering from Alabama’s Tuskegee … Continue reading Walter G. Madison – Early African American Pioneer from Iowa State

Cryptocurrency-funded STEM education

Two Iowa State University students went on a cryptocurrency-funded adventure overseas to inspire their dream project. August Domanchuk and Xander Apponi, computer engineering freshmen with the Department of  Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State, and technical communications freshman Jacob Hemmerich recently created a cryptocurrency-funded project with the goal of developing student-led communities in … Continue reading Cryptocurrency-funded STEM education

ISU named finalist for best cybersecurity program

ShieldX Networks (ShieldX) named Iowa State University a finalist in the 2018 SC Award for Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program in the Professional Award category for its innovative use of the ShieldX APEIRO cloud security platform. The SC Awards are recognized as the industry gold standard of accomplishment for cybersecurity professionals, products and services. Iowa … Continue reading ISU named finalist for best cybersecurity program

Kevin Prince (middle, in yellow shirt) walks with children in Ullo. EWB members spend time getting to know the community members while working on water distribution centers. Photos courtesy Kevin Prince.

Engineers Without Borders – Iowa State University Chapter brings water to Ullo, Ghana

Civil engineering students work with university student organization to drill mechanized wells for safe water sources in Northern Ghana Ullo is a small village. So small, in fact, that you may have trouble finding it with a Google Maps search. This small village in the northern region of Ghana is where two civil engineering students … Continue reading Engineers Without Borders – Iowa State University Chapter brings water to Ullo, Ghana