Undergraduate research experience launches ME student to NASA internship

As someone who benefited greatly from the encouragement she received to pursue studies in STEM, mechanical engineering senior Olivia Tyrrell wants other girls and women to also be inspired to go into STEM. Tyrrell grew up in Downers Grove, Ill. Though she always had an interest in science as a child, it was a visit … Continue reading Undergraduate research experience launches ME student to NASA internship

Cochran biobased paving research team receives national honor

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Mary Jane Skogen Hagenson and Randy L. Hagenson Professor Eric Cochran is part of a team that has been honored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) at its Spring Meeting. Cochran, along with Gerald and Audrey Olson Professor R. Christopher Williams of the Department of Civil, Construction and … Continue reading Cochran biobased paving research team receives national honor

ECpE Assistant Professor Wymore uses Twitch as an innovative way to deliver content to students

Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Assistant Teaching Professor Mat Wymore is using the popular video live streaming platform Twitch to stream coding demonstrations to students enrolled in his courses. Wymore live streams his screen to his students and explains his coding demonstration on video while students have the ability to … Continue reading ECpE Assistant Professor Wymore uses Twitch as an innovative way to deliver content to students

Pandemic impacts ME student’s graduate school selection process

It took a pandemic and the inability to do on-campus visits that led one mechanical engineering student to decide he wanted to stay a little closer to home for graduate school. Antonio Alvarez-Valdivia originally wanted to leave the Midwest for graduate school when he completed his B.S. in mechanical engineering (ME) later this spring. However, … Continue reading Pandemic impacts ME student’s graduate school selection process

Two Cyclone Engineering students named Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award recipients

Jordan Girolamo, senior in construction engineering, and Charles Kolar (’20 mech engr) have been named recipients of the ISU Alumni Association’s Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award. The award honors outstanding seniors who display high character, outstanding achievement in academics and university/community activities, and promise for continuing these exemplary qualities as alumni.

Aerospace Engineering faculty member R. Ganesh Rajagopalan passes away

The Department of Aerospace Engineering (AerE) and Iowa State University College of Engineering are mourning the death of Professor R. Ganesh Rajagopalan, who passed away March 19. A highly regarded researcher, he was responsible for unique contributions to rotorcraft, wind energy systems, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). He and his students have made significant and … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering faculty member R. Ganesh Rajagopalan passes away

Applying mechanical engineering to pharmaceutical research

Conducting research within the field of pharmaceuticals might be the last place you’d expect to find a mechanical engineer but Michael Olsen would prove you wrong. Olsen, a professor of mechanical engineering (ME) at Iowa State University, is getting ready to begin his newest research project with his colleague Dennis Vigil, professor of chemical and … Continue reading Applying mechanical engineering to pharmaceutical research

ECpE alum begins tenure-track position at Missouri S&T

Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) alum Ardhendu Tripathy started a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of Computer Science at Missouri University of Science & Technology. He began the new position after receiving his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, receiving his doctorate from … Continue reading ECpE alum begins tenure-track position at Missouri S&T