CCEE grad student wins awards for traffic signal performance measures research

  A-M Tahsin Emtenan, graduate student in the civil, construction and environmental engineering department, received an honorable mention and several awards for a recent research article.  “The paper studied both the impact of stop bar detection zone length and lane- or approach-based detector assignment on the ability of performance measures to accurately identify whether split … Continue reading CCEE grad student wins awards for traffic signal performance measures research

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Cyclone Shields

With the start of the college football season upon us, we hear from two #CycloneEngineers who collaborated with equipment managers for Iowa State University to create an inexpensive way to modify the team’s helmets to be functional for the players, while also reducing the potential spread of COVID-19. The “Cyclone Shield” has made Iowa State’s … Continue reading Cyclone Shields

Dubuque Regional Airport renames terminal after ECpE Hall of Fame member Robert L. Martin

The Dubuque Regional Airport is renaming its terminal in honor of Robert L. Martin, World War II combat pilot and member of the Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) inaugural Hall of Fame class. The Dubuque Regional Airport Commission voted unanimously to endorse and accept a petition filed to name the … Continue reading Dubuque Regional Airport renames terminal after ECpE Hall of Fame member Robert L. Martin

In Memory: Distinguished Professor Pat Thiel

The obituary for Patricia Theil is found here. Updated on Oct. 5, 2020: In recognition of Thiel’s contributions, Iowa State University will name the north and south lobbies of Hach Hall in her honor; to be referred to as Thiel North and Thiel South. Forthcoming signage will reflect the names.   In addition, Thiel’s graduate students … Continue reading In Memory: Distinguished Professor Pat Thiel

In Memory: Former ECpE Department Chair Julius “J.O.” Kopplin

The following is taken from Kopplin’s obituary, with comments from the ECpE Department added below.   Julius “J.O.” Kopplin, former department chair of Iowa State University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was a much loved son, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, whose quiet strength, inquisitive mind, humor, work ethic, and abiding faith made him … Continue reading In Memory: Former ECpE Department Chair Julius “J.O.” Kopplin

Iowa State University Awarded $800,000 EPA Grant to Build Resilience and Protect Vulnerable Groups from Environmental Impacts of Natural Disasters

EPA awards nearly $4 million in funding to five research institutions As part of its 50th anniversary celebration and recognition of Environmental Emergency Preparedness Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Thursday $3,997,876 in funding to five institutions to conduct research to build resilience in communities and among groups, including children and older adults, … Continue reading Iowa State University Awarded $800,000 EPA Grant to Build Resilience and Protect Vulnerable Groups from Environmental Impacts of Natural Disasters

New faculty spotlight: Ping He

A new semester brings new people, new challenges and new opportunities to the grounds of Iowa State University (ISU). As the fall 2020 semester progresses, recently hired Department of Aerospace Engineering Assistant Professor Ping He continues to settle in. Dr. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Sichuan University, China, in 2007. From … Continue reading New faculty spotlight: Ping He

Aerospace Engineering’s Rozier receives Black and Veatch Building a World of Difference in Engineering Fellowship

One of only two Iowa State researchers named to honor It’s all about reliability and predictability of systems with Kristin-Yvonne Rozier’s Laboratory for Temporal Logic. Her work with advanced automated reasoning techniques – algorithms and tools that filter what we want vs. what we don’t want, that can apply to things like security systems and … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Rozier receives Black and Veatch Building a World of Difference in Engineering Fellowship

New Faculty Spotlight: Berk Gulmezoglu

Berk Gulmezoglu’s dedication to his research and analysis of potential microarchitectural attacks has taken him all over the world. Now, Gulmezoglu finds himself at Iowa State University, joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) as an Assistant Professor. Beginning his education at Bilkent University, Turkey, Gulmezoglu earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in … Continue reading New Faculty Spotlight: Berk Gulmezoglu

CBE’s Graduate Seminar Series set for fall launch with strong lecturer lineup

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Graduate Seminar Series will again bring some of the nation’s top chemical engineering educators and researchers face to face with the department’s graduate students this academic year – virtually. The fall semester schedule for the weekly events is part of the required curriculum for the department’s graduate … Continue reading CBE’s Graduate Seminar Series set for fall launch with strong lecturer lineup

APEX-E still gives incoming students opportunity to connect through virtual programs

Paiton Pumroy, incoming freshman, checks a Facebook group chat. A prompt is waiting for her in the APEX-E group, connecting her with dozens of other students, professors and mentors within the program.  A prompt such as sharing your favorite food along with the recipe, or what look you decided to go with today, whether it … Continue reading APEX-E still gives incoming students opportunity to connect through virtual programs

Engineering alum strives to make college more accessible for disenfranchised students

As a collegian, Tina Akinyi remembers often being the only student of color in her classes and the sense of isolation she felt because of it. Now in her professional capacity, she hopes to remove that sense of isolation for future students by bringing more people of color and other disenfranchised students into higher education. … Continue reading Engineering alum strives to make college more accessible for disenfranchised students