Checking in with ECpE alumni couple Brittany and Jack Tuohy

Brittany and Jack Tuohy began their journey together at Iowa State University, while both were earning degrees in computer engineering. Jack first became interested in computers when he built his own PC during his senior year of high school. After his school canceled the only programming course, he started to learn some programming on his … Continue reading Checking in with ECpE alumni couple Brittany and Jack Tuohy

Bissell Road closure will impact Sweeney, BRL; info for drivers, bus riders

Closure of a segment of Bissell Road will affect traffic and bus routes in the vicinity of Sweeney Hall and the Biorenewables Research Laboratory June 12-June 26. Bissell will close to through traffic from Osborn Drive to the entrances to Parking Lots 3 and 8 (just south of Howe and Hoover Halls). Motorists should detour … Continue reading Bissell Road closure will impact Sweeney, BRL; info for drivers, bus riders

Nicole Schmidt is the newest chair of the Iowa State University Alumni Association Board of Directors. (Photo courtesy Nicole Schmidt).

Engineering alumna chosen to chair Iowa State University Alumni Association Board of Directors

Nicole Schmidt (B.S.ConE 2009, M.S.CE 2013) assumes responsibilities as chair, shares advice for getting involved On May 19, Nicole Schmidt officially accepted the chair position for the Iowa State University Alumni Association (ISUAA) Board of Directors. The ISUAA recognized Schmidt during the 2017 ISUAA Annual Meeting, held in concurrence with the 2017 ISUAA Inspiration Awards … Continue reading Engineering alumna chosen to chair Iowa State University Alumni Association Board of Directors

CBE’s BioMaP summer program kicks off with nine undergrad researchers

Nine undergraduate students from around the nation are settling in to their summer home at Iowa State with the BioMaP REU program. Hosted annually by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) with funding from the National Science Foundation, the Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates (BioMaP REU) provides mentored research. Each … Continue reading CBE’s BioMaP summer program kicks off with nine undergrad researchers

ME’s Hashemi wins Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award

Nicole Hashemi – an assistant professor of mechanical engineering – is the 2017 recipient of the College of Engineering’s Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award. This honor is awarded “[i]n recognition of superior, early achievements in research by young engineering faculty members as evidenced by demonstrated ability to conduct original research, by scholarly contributions to the literature, … Continue reading ME’s Hashemi wins Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award

ME’s Heise wins Superior Engineering Extension Award

Jim Heise – a senior lecturer in mechanical engineering – is the 2017 recipient of the College of Engineering’s Superior Engineering Extension Award. This honor is awarded “[i]n recognition of demonstrated superior extension performance as shown by responsiveness to client needs, innovative and resourceful programming, appropriate use of delivery methods, client satisfaction, and dedication to … Continue reading ME’s Heise wins Superior Engineering Extension Award

Ag engineering student brings aquaponics to ISU and beyond

For Sophie Rotole, a junior in agricultural engineering, it’s been a great experience for an undergraduate. “Miniponics 3.0 was a great success for me personally. It was a great opportunity to experience the engineering design process. I really enjoyed designing and constructing a product from start to finish and watching it function as intended,” she … Continue reading Ag engineering student brings aquaponics to ISU and beyond

Two Iowa teams selected to compete in FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award competition

Each year, FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) hosts the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award competition funded by John Deere, Rockwell Collins and XPrize. This year twenty teams from around the globe were selected to participate in Washington, DC, on June 20. Two Iowa teams have been selected as international semi-finalists for the Global Innovation Award stemming from their … Continue reading Two Iowa teams selected to compete in FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award competition

Frosh football player plans to study mechanical engineering at Iowa State

An incoming freshman Cyclone football player plans to study mechanical engineering at Iowa State, according to the Simi Valley Acorn. Tucker Robertson – a 6-foot-3, 260-pound defensive lineman from Simi Valley Calif. – told his hometown newspaper that he plans to study mechanical engineering when he arrives on campus. The 18-year old has seen success both … Continue reading Frosh football player plans to study mechanical engineering at Iowa State

Q&A with Disney Imagineering design contest winner Alexander Doppenberg

Alexander Doppenberg, a senior studying mechanical engineering, was part of Iowa State’s winning team at the 26th Walt Disney Imagineering Imaginations Design Competition in California earlier this year. Between his busy semester and his action-packed summer the Spencer, Iowa-native was able to talk with us about his summer internship, the contest, and his studies.   *Some quotes … Continue reading Q&A with Disney Imagineering design contest winner Alexander Doppenberg