College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

From Nicaragua to Senegal, ME alum is helping around the world

Helping people has always been a personal mission of Iowa State alum Patrick Ward. It was part of the reason he chose to study mechanical engineering. It was part of the reason he traveled abroad to Nicaragua as a student. And now it is part of the reason he left his full-time engineering job to …Continue reading “From Nicaragua to Senegal, ME alum is helping around the world”

Training the trainers: Dirk Maier lends expertise to Tunisian feed manufacturing education

Dirk Maier, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, lent his research-based expertise in feed manufacturing to help open a hands-on, train-the-trainer program in Tunisia.

ISU’s Engineers Without Borders aims to ease water procurement in West African village

One Iowa State University student group aims to use its engineering expertise to provide a safe and reliable source of water for a drought-stricken, agriculture-dependent region in West Africa. The ISU chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has worked with officials in the village of Ullo – in northwest Ghana – to provide its roughly …Continue reading “ISU’s Engineers Without Borders aims to ease water procurement in West African village”

IE sophomore part of group working to improve education standards in Africa

Bennett Coffman, sophomore in industrial engineering, is the current vice president of Hope 4 Africa at Iowa State. The group, which began at Valley High School in West Des Moines, has since expanded to Iowa State and two other schools, and is now a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a lasting impact on African youth. Read …Continue reading “IE sophomore part of group working to improve education standards in Africa”

Engineering students travel to Africa to build stoves

Students from the Iowa State University chapter of Engineers Without Borders plan to travel to Mali, Africa, next month to help build cookstoves. The stoves, in addition to burning cleaner and healthier, can be built with local materials for around a dollar a piece.

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