At the end of each semester, the College of Engineering honors twelve outstanding seniors, one of which is selected to serve as the college’s student marshal at the undergraduate commencement ceremony.
ABE Ph.D. candidate Somchi Rice was awarded for a paper stemming from her TOX M.S. thesis entitled “Characterizing the Smell of Marijuana by Odor Impact of Volatile Compounds: An Application of Simultaneous Chemical and Sensory Analysis.” The paper was published in PLOS ONE in 2015 and was co-authored with ABE associate professor Jacek Koziel. According … Continue reading ABE Graduate Student Rice honored with 2017 Toxicology High-Impact Paper award
Twenty Iowa State University students had the opportunity to attend the world’s largest gathering of women technologists in Orlando, Florida, from Oct. 4-6. Students from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), along with students from the student organizations Digital Women and Electrical, Computer and Software Engineers and Leaders (ECSEL), traveled to the event. … Continue reading ECpE women inspired by Grace Hopper Celebration
Mechanical engineering professor Xinwei Wang recently received a $55,000 grant for a five-month research project entitled Spectorgraphic Thin Film Measurement Technology for Wafer Process Control. “This project is to design a new technology for measuring the thickness of different films within a film stack,” said Wang. “Such structure is broadly used in power electronics fabrication, … Continue reading ME’s Wang receives funding to study film thickness
Richard LeSar is no stranger to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering or to the role as department chair. His past experience opened the door to a short-term opportunity to lead the department as interim chair until the next full-time chair is hired. The former chair, Kristen Constant, resigned to become the interim vice … Continue reading Welcome Back: Richard LeSar is the Interim Chair of MSE
College of Engineering alumni and Iowa State adjunct assistant professor of food science and human nutrition Eliseo De León (Ph.D. mat sci & engr ’13) tells Iowa State students to find the “love of their life” in STEM studies. And De León is passionate about helping students find the spark and build the skills needed … Continue reading Eliseo De León named Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Advisor of the Year
On Thursday, November 30, 2017, Kristen Constant was selected by President Wintersteen as the new interim vice president and chief information officer for Iowa State University, replacing Jim Kurtenbach. She began her new position on December 1, 2017. Constant has been a faculty member in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering since 1992. She … Continue reading Kristen Constant, from MSE Department Chair to ISU Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Former chair of CCEE department leaves lasting legacy for student support and advanced structural engineering research Finding ways to build the best bridges and ensure public safety was a large part of Lowell Greimann’s work at Iowa State University (ISU). For some who worked with the structural engineering professor and former CCEE department chair, that … Continue reading Celebration of life and work: Former CCEE Chair Lowell Greimann
Three Iowa State College of Engineering student-athletes have received All-Big 12 football honors for the 2017 season. Jake Campos, a redshirt senior in biological systems engineering, was a second team All-Big 12 offensive line selection. The 6-foot-8, 300-pound, two-time letterman out of West Des Moines Valley has started 34 games in his Cyclone career, including … Continue reading Three CoE student-athletes receive All-Big 12 football honors
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering academic advisor Janessa Boley has received the Excellence in Advising — New Advisor award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Global Community for Academic Advising. The award will be officially presented at the group’s Region 6 conference in Minneapolis in May of 2018. The Outstanding New Advisor Award … Continue reading CBE’s Janessa Boley is honored for advising excellence
Students from five focus areas present at poster competition Students budget time each November to get ready to defend their research findings and answer questions during the Annual Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Graduate Student Research Showcase and Poster Competition. This year, the symposium was held on Wednesday, Nov. 29 in Howe Hall Atrium … Continue reading Graduate student council hosts Seventh Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase
Students take days during fall break to build housing for those devastated by flooding When you think about the act of volunteering, does the word “connections” come to mind? It does for Alex Stadtmueller. “It connects you to different communities,” Stadtmueller, who is a freshman in construction engineering, says. Stadtmueller was one of nearly 50 … Continue reading Associated General Contractors –Iowa State Chapter gives time to build homes in West Virginia
Sarah Rajala, dean of the Iowa State University College of Engineering, is the 2017 national recipient of the Meritorious Achievement Award in Accreditation Activities from the Educational Activities Board of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
Clayton Anderson’s 5th Annual Spaceflight Operations Workshop is taking applications now for this summer’s session. August 2-14, 2018, experience a truly unique workshop that gives you the knowledge and tools based on exercises similar to those used in actual Astronaut training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Activities include, SCUBA dicing, wilderness survival training, … Continue reading Join the Spaceflight Operations Workshop this summer
Few college freshmen have the opportunity to impact the world’s healthcare needs, but one Iowa State University student was given that chance. Shawn Flanigan became a joint first author on an innovative research paper as an undergraduate student at Iowa State. Beginning the research during his freshman year, the now junior studying mechanical engineering joined … Continue reading Making an early mark on healthcare