$6 million gift from Boeing to support Iowa State University’s Student Innovation Center and undergraduate researchers

The Boeing Company made a $6 million commitment to Iowa State University that will enhance the educational experience for all students at Iowa State, inspire innovation on the university’s campus, and support engineering students interested in research. A significant portion of Boeing’s gift will support construction of the Student Innovation Center, the approximately 140,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building that will serve as the hub on campus for hands-on projects where students can collaborate across a wide range of disciplines.

MoSAIc prepares students for careers in research, and beyond

As a summer research program within the mechanical engineering department prepares to enter its 10th year, program alums have reflected on their experience and how it helped them get to where they are now. The MoSAIc (Multiscale Sensing Actuation and Imaging) REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program was launched at Iowa State in 2010. The … Continue reading MoSAIc prepares students for careers in research, and beyond

Emerging occupancy sensor technology serves to increase commercial building efficiency

This research feature is part of a series highlighting the work of ISU CCEE faculty. For more information, visit our website, www.ccee.iastate.edu/research/. Also, follow ISU CCEE on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn (search “Iowa State University Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering” and “ISUConE”).

ECpE’s Dr. Jiles: Honored inside and outside of ISU

David Jiles, Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University, has recently received a prestigious honor, the 2019  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Magnetics Society Distinguished Service Award. This award was established to honor outstanding service to the Magnetics Society. “I am delighted to receive … Continue reading ECpE’s Dr. Jiles: Honored inside and outside of ISU

ABE professor issued patent for agricultural weighing device

Matthew Darr, a professor in Iowa State University’s Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department (ISU ABE), was recently issued a U.S. patent. Titled “Round Module Weighing Using Differential Pressure Sensing,” the patent was issued on Oct. 9, 2018. It was filed as U.S. Patent No. 10,091,943. From the patent file, it states that the invention “…relates … Continue reading ABE professor issued patent for agricultural weighing device

ECpE grad students compete in Three-Minute Thesis Competition

On November 5, Bill Graves, dean of the Graduate College at Iowa State University introduced the Three-Minute Thesis Competition, an opportunity to show the unique and challenging research faculty and students are doing at Iowa State. “The challenge is for graduate students to describe their scholarly work in ways that are understandable and compelling,” Graves … Continue reading ECpE grad students compete in Three-Minute Thesis Competition

ChemE grad student Nelson tops in ISU 3-Minute Thesis® competition

Chemical engineering graduate student Rainie Nelson has taken first place in Iowa State’s final round of the 3-Minute Thesis (3MT)® competition, coordinated by the university’s Graduate College. Presenting “Shining a Light: The Power of Perovskites” with the three-minute clock ticking, Nelson garnered the highest score from a panel of judges rating presentations from eight ISU … Continue reading ChemE grad student Nelson tops in ISU 3-Minute Thesis® competition

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Research could lead to less time spent in roadway construction traffic

This research feature is part of a series highlighting the work of ISU CCEE faculty. For more information, visit our website, www.ccee.iastate.edu/research/. Also, follow ISU CCEE on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn (search “Iowa State University Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering” and “ISUConE”).

MSE student Boyce Chang wins two excellence awards

Boyce Chang, a graduate student at Iowa State University‘s Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), recently received two awards for his work: The Iowa State Graduate College Research Excellence Award and Teaching Excellence Award. The teaching award recognizes and encourages outstanding achievements made by graduate students in teaching, while the research award recognizes graduate … Continue reading MSE student Boyce Chang wins two excellence awards

Student meshes IE with entrepreneurial studies for an unconventional goal

Allison Theisen, senior in Industrial Engineering, is diversifying her undergraduate degree program at Iowa State University with an entrepreneurial studies minor. As the director of social enrichment for her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, Theisen planned a lot of different events for about 300 people, and she found that the social and planning aspects of the job appealed to her. Theisen always wanted to pursue … Continue reading Student meshes IE with entrepreneurial studies for an unconventional goal

World War II servicemen studying mechanical and ag engineering to be honored at ISU Gold Star Hall ceremony

World War II servicemen studying mechanical and agricultural engineering will be honored at Iowa State’s Gold Star Hall ceremony at 3:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 in the Memorial Union Great Hall. William Howard Butler, who studied ag engineering in the 1940s and died in China in 1945, and Richard Wayne Suesens, who came to Iowa State to study mechanical engineering in 1937 and was killed in action during the Battle of Midway in 1942, will be remembered during the Gold Star Hall ceremony, part of a week of events on campus dedicated to honoring veterans.

ECpE professors receive $400,000 grant for nanotexturing research

In the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, engineers create devices that make huge impacts on people’s lives, but sometimes the devices themselves are quite small. Rana Biswas, ECpE and physics adjunct professor, and Jaeyoun Kim, ECpE associate professor, recently received a $400,000, three year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant … Continue reading ECpE professors receive $400,000 grant for nanotexturing research