CCEE graduate student earns prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship

Jacob Warner presents critical analysis of speed limits on Iowa Interstate System at annual Transportation Research Board Conference in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has chosen Jacob Warner, a graduate student studying transportation engineering at Iowa State University’s Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department (ISU CCEE), as a recipient of the Dwight … Continue reading CCEE graduate student earns prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship

Engineers’ Week Guest Speaker Grant Imahara will discuss engineering entertainment 

Former MythBusters designer and current star of the Netflix series “The White Rabbit Project,” Grant Imahara, will visit Iowa State’s Memorial Union on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. as a guest lecturer for Engineers’ Week 2018. The event is free and open to the public. Seating in the Great Hall will begin at 7 p.m. Imahara will present a lecture entitled “From MythBusters to The White Rabbit Project: … Continue reading Engineers’ Week Guest Speaker Grant Imahara will discuss engineering entertainment 

Applications for CBE’s BioMaP REU undergrad program accepted as of Jan. 8

Iowa State’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering will begin accepting applications for its 2018 BioMaP REU undergraduate summer research program on January 8, 2018. The deadline for applying is February 15. The program will be held from May 29 – August 3, 2018. Details about the program, including a flyer and a descriptive list … Continue reading Applications for CBE’s BioMaP REU undergrad program accepted as of Jan. 8

Three Cyclone Engineers featured in 2018 Women Impacting ISU calendar

The 2018 Women Impacting ISU calendar will include three women from the College of Engineering: LeQuetia Ancar, assistant director of engineering student services; Rachael Barnes, senior in biological systems engineering; Judy Vance, professor of mechanical engineering. A calendar unveiling reception will be held on Jan. 10 at 3:30 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union

ECpE Professor Dong develops wearable sensors for plants, enabling measurements of water use in crops

Read the full coverage from Iowa State’s News Service here. Iowa State University’s Liang Dong, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is leading development of graphene-based, sensors-on-tape that can be attached to plants and can provide data to researchers and farmers about water use in crops. The technology could have many other applications, including … Continue reading ECpE Professor Dong develops wearable sensors for plants, enabling measurements of water use in crops

New ME course focuses on solid modeling, parallel GPU computing

A new course offered by the mechanical engineering department for spring 2018 will focus on solid modeling and parallel computing using graphic processing units (GPUs). ME 570X: Solid Modeling and GPU Computing will be taught by ME assistant professor Adarsh Krishnamurthy. The course will cover the theory and applications of solid modeling and will also … Continue reading New ME course focuses on solid modeling, parallel GPU computing

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Invests in the Young Researchers Making New Discoveries Related to Human Health at Iowa State University

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, has committed more than a quarter of a million dollars to an early-career researcher from Iowa State University’s mechanical engineering department to support her research which focuses on traumatic brain injury in troops. Sarah Bentil, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and William March Scholar in Mechanical … Continue reading Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Invests in the Young Researchers Making New Discoveries Related to Human Health at Iowa State University

New ME course focuses on engineering design and failure prognostics

A new graduate-level course offered by the mechanical engineering department for spring 2018 will focus on reliability as well as uncertainty in engineering system design and post-design failure prognostics. The 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Russia, the 2007 collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minnesota, and the 2016 spurt of exploding batteries in the Samsung Galaxy … Continue reading New ME course focuses on engineering design and failure prognostics

Graduate and undergraduate students on the steps of the Boone County Courthouse after completing their presentation for the county board of commissioners. Photos courtesy Omar Smadi.

Civil engineering students take transportation studies on the road

Graduate and undergraduate students take part in real-world engineering study in Boone County, Iowa If you have ever had to make a decision based on your best estimates, you will understand the following statement. “Engineers have to make decisions with incomplete information. It’s a fact of life.” That is Omar Smadi speaking. Smadi is an … Continue reading Civil engineering students take transportation studies on the road

ECpE’s new Assistant Professor Chen receives Outstanding Paper Award

Yongxin Chen, assistant professor with Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), received the George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award for papers published in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Automatic Control journal. Chen wrote the paper, “Optimal Steering of a Linear Stochastic System to a Final Probability … Continue reading ECpE’s new Assistant Professor Chen receives Outstanding Paper Award

ME student’s independent study project aims to electrify CyRide

CyRide buses frequently spotted around campus and other parts of Ames could soon be getting a facelift. Ryan Saunders, a senior mechanical engineering major, has spent the past semester studying the feasibility of electrifying CyRide, the campus and city bus system. The project, which Saunders is working on as part of an independent study course, … Continue reading ME student’s independent study project aims to electrify CyRide

Aer E honors graduates in pre-commencement celebration

Students and their families gathered in Howe Hall on Saturday morning to honor the aerospace engineering Fall 2017 graduates. The students enjoyed breakfast with their families and professors before a ceremony in Lee Liu Auditorium to recognize the graduates as well as several exceptional honorees. Interim chair Christina Bloebaum spoke to the graduates and congratulated … Continue reading Aer E honors graduates in pre-commencement celebration

IMSE Fall 2017 graduates celebrate together

Graduating industrial and manufacturing systems engineering students and their families gathered together in Troxel Hall on Saturday morning to honor the Fall 2017 graduates. The students enjoyed breakfast with their families and professors prior to a pre-commencement ceremony. 48 students graduated with a Bachelor of Science, 8 students with a Masters in Systems Engineering, 8 … Continue reading IMSE Fall 2017 graduates celebrate together

Dick Handy (left) and Nat Fox during a conference in Egypt. Photo courtesy Dick Handy.

Innovative Geopier® Systems gets start with ISU alum: Mentoring has lasting impact for CCEE student and professor

Do you have a mentor? This civil engineering alumnus and emeritus professor know how to keep an innovative relationship going strong for decades. When you walk down Engineering Row on Bissell Road that runs along the west side of Iowa State University’s (ISU) campus, you will notice a large construction site just west of Marston … Continue reading Innovative Geopier® Systems gets start with ISU alum: Mentoring has lasting impact for CCEE student and professor