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. Ahmad Shehata, senior in mechanical engineering, is Technical Outreach and Community Help (TORCH) chair for NSBE’s Region V that includes 53 universities in the central United States.
With an eye toward developing international experiences and a desire to increase “thinking globally,” a new gift to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) from a CBE alumni will significantly impact CBE students by enhancing opportunities for international awareness. The Hershel B. Whitney Charitable Trust has provided funding for the Hershel B. Whitney … Continue reading Whitney Global Initiatives Program will aid CBE; Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab is first to benefit
“The Flying Hobos” made a safe, and very happy, landing in the Alliant Energy Lee Liu Auditorium in Howe Hall February 9 – and took a delighted audience back to 1932 in an interactive dramatic production saluting pioneer aviator James H. Banning and his co-pilot Thomas Cox Allen, who became the first African Americans to … Continue reading “Freedom in the air meant freedom on the ground:” Pioneer aviator James Banning’s story presented in AerE production
Roy James Zingg, alumnus and former professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, died Jan. 30, 2018, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa, at the age of 86. Zingg was born on Sept. 12, 1931, to Emil and Martha (Biekert) Zingg in Charles City, Iowa. Upon … Continue reading Honoring Roy Zingg
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. Abdelwadood Daoud, senior in mechanical engineering, is finance chair of NSBE’s Region V that includes 53 universities in the central United States.
A mechanical engineering faculty member recently received certification as a trainer in additive manufacturing. ME senior lecturer Emmanuel Agba completed a certification program offered by Stratasys, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of 3D printers and 3D production systems. The certification program is part of Stratasys’s effort to enhance workforce development and bridge the industry skill gap in 3D printing … Continue reading Iowa State instructors receive certification for 3D printing training
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
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
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
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
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
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
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