Graduate students’ startup makes a strong first impression

Akash Vidyadharan and Tyler Carter spent the first part of last summer applying for jobs in anticipation of receiving their master’s degree in the spring of 2017. For the second half of the summer, they worked on a project that has caught the attention of investors, corporations, as well government officials. “One year ago, this … Continue reading Graduate students’ startup makes a strong first impression

Kathryn Thornton lecture inspires STEM students, space lovers

By Jill O’Brien. This article was published on iowastatedaily.com. Click here to read the article in its entirety.  As part of the Women’s Leadership Series, Kathryn Thornton spoke about her time working for NASA on Monday night in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union. Thornton worked at NASA for 12 years, participating in three … Continue reading Kathryn Thornton lecture inspires STEM students, space lovers

Engineering researchers collaborate to study pipeline corrosion

Ashraf Bastawros, professor of aerospace engineering, has received a $300,000 grant from the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHSMA). Along with Dr. Kurt Hebert from chemical engineering, Dr. Pranav Shrotriya from mechanical engineering, and Dr. Leonard Bond from the Center of Non Destructive Evaluation, Bastawros will develop advanced detection methods to … Continue reading Engineering researchers collaborate to study pipeline corrosion

Kim Pastega discusses Boeing 787 Dreamliner in PBS documentary

Kim Pastega ’91, Vice President of Boeing 787 Production appeared on the three-part PBS series, City in the Sky. The series examines the feat of putting one million people in the air at any given moment, from departure, to 30,000 feet in the air, and landing safely. The second episode, Airborne, which aired on Wednesday, February 15, … Continue reading Kim Pastega discusses Boeing 787 Dreamliner in PBS documentary

Valery Levitas honored at international conference

Valery Levitas, a Schafer 2050 Challenge Professor of aerospace engineering was honored at a symposium at the 23rd International Conference on Plasticity, Damage & Fracture on January 3-9 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The symposium, “Structural Changes in Materials,” was organized by aerospace engineering faculty Dr. Liming Xiong and his colleagues. The International Conference on Plasticity, … Continue reading Valery Levitas honored at international conference

Scott Brown

Aerospace engineering alumni Scott Brown works to improve virtual healthcare technology

Scott Brown (B.S. aerospace engineering ’96) is the vice president of product and engineering at Zipnosis, a virtual care platform and health-technology firm. Brown is involved in developing new products, introducing them to the market and continuing to improve virtual care to help practitioners and patients alike, and to boost Zipnosis’ customers and sales organization. Zipnosis … Continue reading Aerospace engineering alumni Scott Brown works to improve virtual healthcare technology

College inspires innovation

The Exploratory Research Projects program at Iowa State’s College of Engineering is supporting faculty members as they gather preliminary data for high-risk, high-impact, novel research ideas. This spring, seven projects will receive grants to explore new research areas: Vikram Dalal, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Whitney Professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Novel material for efficient … Continue reading College inspires innovation

Two professors and Phd student predict new phase transformation in physics journal

Valery Levitas, Schafer Professor and faculty member of aerospace engineering and of mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering PhD student Hao Chen, and Assistant Professor Liming Xiong published their work in Physical Review Letters, a highly ranked physics journal. In the paper, the researchers predicted and studied a new type of first-order phase transformations. Levitas, Xiong, and … Continue reading Two professors and Phd student predict new phase transformation in physics journal