NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA – Iowa State’s PrISUm Solar Car team kicked off the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge by driving 380 kilometers from Darwin to south of Katherine. Sean Collins, the team’s Aerodynamics Manager, drove the first leg of the race. The junior aerospace engineering major said he was able to utilize the information the … Continue reading Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Day 1
A two-year, $27 million interior gutting and rebuilding of Marston Hall has earned a Gold award in the LEED green building rating system. More than 25 percent of the LEED credits for Marston Hall reward energy efficiency. As designed, natural gas and electricity use is 38 percent lower than state code requirements. Additional achievements are in the acoustical quality of the classrooms and auditorium, and that 89 percent of the construction waste generated during the renovation was recycled, rather than sent to a landfill.
Tomas Gonzalez-Torres, a 1998 Iowa State graduate, is back on campus after working as a NASA flight director. He’s passing on some of the lessons he learned at NASA while helping students with senior design projects related to space and courses in lab techniques and computer applications.
Cyclone engineer Santosh Pandey helped lead a project that demonstrates an engineering technology used in cell studies can also be used for drug testing on parasitic roundworms used as a model whole organism. In this case, the technology quickly developed a cocktail of four drugs that was effective in paralyzing the roundworms.
Cameron MacKenzie, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, and Sarah Ryan, Joseph Walkup Professor, were honored at the 2017 College of Engineering Convocation. The annual ceremony, hosted by James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering Sarah Rajala, recognizes faculty and staff achievements over the past year. The convocation is also a … Continue reading IMSE professors honored at Engineering Convocation
The College of Engineering is home to 52 postdocs, who make valuable contributions to Cyclone engineering research.
“Postdoctoral associates are key members of the College of Engineering’s research efforts,” said Arun Somani, associate dean for research. “Postdocs bring specialized experience and knowledge and offer creative, fresh ideas and approaches to their research groups and serve as role models. They also help teach and mentor graduate and undergraduate students in hands-on experiential engineering experiences.”
Read more about four engineering postdocs’ experiences.
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is known for building a strong sense of community among the students. This could be correlated with its small size which gives everyone more of an opportunity to get to know each other through common classes, student organizations, and sufficient space for student collaboration. As students graduate from … Continue reading MSE GOLD, Materials Science and Engineering Graduates of the Last Decade, launches in October
Iowa State University researchers have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to analyze food, energy and water (FEW) interdependencies and create a simulator that will assist in better decision making with FEW systems. Led by Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Interim Department Chair, Christina Bloebaum, researchers will examine how decisions made by … Continue reading Iowa State researchers receive $2.4 million grant to improve decision making with food, energy and water systems
Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Harpole-Pentair Assistant Professor Zhaoyu Wang received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his project entitled “Data Generation for Interdependent Natural Gas and Electrical Power Systems Based on Graph Theory and Machine Learning.” This is Wang’s second NSF award since he began … Continue reading ECpE Assistant Professor Wang wins seventh federal grant in two years
Thousands of Iowa State engineering students had the chance to network, seek internships and co-ops and learn about full-time employment opportunities at the 2017 Fall Engineering Career Fair.
This article was published on Iowa State University’s New Services website. Click here to read the full article. By Teddi Barron AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State alum and U.S. Air Force general who develops and evaluates requirements for Air Force-wide modernization programs at the Pentagon will speak at Iowa State University. Maj. Gen. Clinton … Continue reading U.S. Air Force general and Aer E alumnus will speak on defense and security at ISU Oct. 9
Professors Balaji Narasimhan and Monica Lamm of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) were recognized during the university’s 2017 Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony. Narasimhan, Vlasta Klima Balloun Chair, was honored for being named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering at Iowa State University, and Lamm was recognized as a recipient of the … Continue reading CBE’s Narasimhan, Lamm in the spotlight at University Faculty and Staff Awards
Two Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) faculty were recognized on Sept. 7 at the College of Engineering Convocation. Professors Ratnesh Kumar and Julie Dickerson were named Harpole Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Northrop Grumman Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, respectively. ECpE Palmer Department Chair Ashfaq Khokhar said … Continue reading ECpE’s Kumar and Dickerson named professors at college convocation
Frank Peters, associate professor of industrial engineering received three awards in the past year, earning recognition at a department level, industry level, and throughout the state of Iowa. The trio of awards are well-deserved recognition for Peters who has advanced the department and made a great impact on the students. At the department level, Peters … Continue reading IMSE associate professor Frank Peters wins trio of awards
Two members of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering were honored at the Iowa State University Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony on Monday afternoon. Associate Professor Frank Peters and Student Services Specialist Devna Popejoy-Sheriff were recognized as faculty and staff who have demonstrated their commitment to learning, discovery, and engagement at Iowa State. … Continue reading Two IMSE members honored at University awards ceremony