College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Pandemic impacts ME student’s graduate school selection process

It took a pandemic and the inability to do on-campus visits that led one mechanical engineering student to decide he wanted to stay a little closer to home for graduate school. Antonio Alvarez-Valdivia originally wanted to leave the Midwest for graduate school when he completed his B.S. in mechanical engineering (ME) later this spring. However, …Continue reading “Pandemic impacts ME student’s graduate school selection process”

Agba works with CIRAS to inform companies about automation possibilities

A new presentation from the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS), co-authored by ISU mechanical engineering senior lecturer Emmanuel Agba, seeks to educate company owners about the place automation could have in their business. According to Agba, the presentation was created because of a “gap in communication and understanding of what is needed by manufacturers and what should be provided by system integrators.”

Evaluating how information is perceived in automated systems

As automated systems are evolving, they are becoming more capable of making substantial decisions. Michael Dorneich says allowing the systems to have more responsibility and authority can improve safety and performance because actions are tailored to the particulars of a current situation. Because of that enormous potential, Dorneich, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, studies …Continue reading “Evaluating how information is perceived in automated systems”