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.
College of Engineering honors Spring 2018 student marshal and outstanding seniors
“It’s a piece of equipment that’s as easy to use as a coffee maker. And it’s a very low-risk way to visualize materials to see if it tells you something new.” The simplicity, yet high value of, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Small Angle X-Ray Scattering System (SAXS) is summed up in that … Continue reading CBE’s new Small Angle X-Ray Scattering unit will benefit many ISU researchers
William Graham, a student concurrently pursuing a MBA and BS in mechanical engineering, ran in the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday. The 23-year old finished 29th out of 14,142 males who completed the 26.2-mile race. “My teammates and I from the Iowa State Running Club, trained for the Boston Marathon all through the winter,” said Graham. “Seeing our … Continue reading ME student finishes 29th in the Boston Marathon
Two staff members from the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) recently celebrated their 25th anniversary of working at Iowa State University. Krista Briley, an administrative assistant and assistant to the department chair, as well as Mike Renze, an information technology systems support specialist, were both recognized last month at the 83rd Annual … Continue reading Two IMSE staff members celebrate 25 years at Iowa State
A mechanical engineering graduate student is the most recent recipient of Iowa State’s Graduate and Professional Student Senate’s Teaching Award. Emmanuel Hitimana, a PhD student, was among five candidates selected this semester for the honor. He currently serves a teaching assistant for the lab component of ME 421: System Dynamics and Control. “When I got notified … Continue reading ME grad student wins teaching award
Submitted by Julie “JP” Penton, Cyclone Energy member It’s springtime, and Cyclone Energy is ready! After winning last year’s ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge (GEC), the team is working hard to get another win for the books. If they bring home first place this year, it would be the fifth consecutive win. One of the … Continue reading New year, new team, same goal
Six students from Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) department won awards in HackISU, which took place March 23-25 at the Vermeer Applied Technology Hub in Ames, Iowa. This is the ninth hackathon put on by Iowa State University where any undergraduate student who has an interest in technology can build and share … Continue reading ECpE students score big in HackISU
Two faculty members from the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) have been granted tenure following a decision from the Iowa Board of Regents. Associate professor Michael Dorneich and assistant professor Stephen Gilbert were both given tenure after the moves were approved by the Iowa Board of Regents during their April 12 meeting in Council … Continue reading Two IMSE professors receive tenure
A graduate student advised by IMSE assistant professor Stephen Gilbert recently won the award for best poster presentation at an Iowa State research conference. Adel Sulaiman, a PhD student in computer science, was named the best poster presenter by the Graduate and Professional Student Senate at the 5th annual Graduate and Professional Student Research Conference … Continue reading Gilbert’s grad student wins best poster presentation award
Iowa State University engineering students have developed a new, practical and cost-effective way to drop medical supplies into a disaster area as part of the inaugural 3M Disruptive Design Challenge last week at 3M headquarters. Their air-drop container survived a 150-foot fall and water submersion, and was successfully repurposed as a stretcher.
A team of high school students from Story County 4-H, Team Neutrino, designed and constructed a robot to compete at the Iowa Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 21-24, 2018. The team ranked second and finished in the finals. Team Neutrino also won the Engineering Inspiration award which “celebrates outstanding success … Continue reading With mentorship from ABE professor, Brian Steward, local high school robotics team finds success at regional competition
In early March, two leaders of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) were celebrated at the annual Iowa State University 25 Year Club Banquet. Dr. Steve Mickelson, ABE Department Chair, and Sylvia Anderson, program assistant, were recognized for their 35 years of service to Iowa State. Mickelson and Anderson were recognized alongside 41 … Continue reading Mickelson and Anderson celebrate 35 years of service at Iowa State
Peter Collins, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was selected to be a collaborator in a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program for the United States Navy. The team of collaborators will focus on properties, defects, and instabilities in advanced manufactured alloys, an area of great importance to the Navy. The … Continue reading Collins is selected to collaborate in a research program for US Navy
An industrial engineering student learned about the importance of teamwork and collaboration through her participation in Iowa State’s Innovation Prize contest. Andrina Helgerson, a senior in IE, was part of one of 10 teams to compete in the 2nd annual Innovation Prize contest which took place on March 30 and 31. The event, which was … Continue reading IE student competes in ISU Innovation Prize contest
The Aerospace Engineering student organization that was named Newcomer Club of the Year is now taking aim at another accomplishment: taking part in the world’s largest college rocket competition. First-year Iowa State club Cyclone Rocketry (CyROC) is designing and building a rocket to be part of the Spaceport America Cup in Las Cruces, NM in … Continue reading Cyclone Rocketry Club plans first entry in collegiate competition; you can help through funding page