College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Research project simulates weather conditions for pilots in training

Navigating realistic weather conditions during the pilot training process could became easier because of an Iowa State University research project involving augmented reality (AR). Michael Dorneich, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, and Eliot Winer, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC), are leading the Iowa State …Continue reading “Research project simulates weather conditions for pilots in training”

Iowa State engineers test heated pavement technology at Des Moines International Airport

Halil Ceylan and a group of Iowa State engineers are testing heated pavement technologies at the Des Moines International Airport. They’ve installed two test slabs of electrically conductive concrete. And so far this winter, the special pavement has effectively cleared ice and snow. The research is supported by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Center of Excellence …Continue reading “Iowa State engineers test heated pavement technology at Des Moines International Airport”

CCEE Graduate Research Takes Off at PEGASAS Annual Meeting at ISU

This week, students and faculty of Iowa State University’s Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department presented their research to the top minds of their field. And they never had to leave campus. ISU’s CCEE Department hosted the Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability’s (PEGASAS) Fourth Annual Meeting. More than 100 participants attended the event, …Continue reading “CCEE Graduate Research Takes Off at PEGASAS Annual Meeting at ISU”

CCEE Department to Host Federal Aviation Researchers on National Scale

In one week, Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering opens its doors to researchers from across the nation. The Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS) has chosen Iowa State University to host its annual meeting June 7-9. PEGASAS works to partner researchers, educators and industry leaders with …Continue reading “CCEE Department to Host Federal Aviation Researchers on National Scale”

Kwizera Imani: Flying toward success

Kwizera Imani, a sophomore in aerospace engineering, originally grew up in Tanzania where he spent most of his childhood in a refugee camp. In 2008, Imani and his family were selected to start a new life in the United States, and soon after, Imani arrived in Des Moines, Iowa.

Weems Troupe selected for Aviation Week’s Twenty20s List

Aerospace engineering alumna one of twenty recognized as emerging leaders Sarah (Weems) Troupe may have only been officially in the workforce since May, but she’s already being recognized for her outstanding talents. Troupe was recently named to Aviation Week’s Twenty20s list based on her involvement as a student at Iowa State and her contributions to …Continue reading “Weems Troupe selected for Aviation Week’s Twenty20s List”

Iowa State University named the top source of graduates hired by aerospace and defense companies

More engineering students graduating from Iowa State University are hired in the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry than from any other university. This is according to Aviation Week and Space Technology’s annual study, which has identified trends in technological challenges, leadership, demographics, and compensation, and ranked the top universities for A&D recruitment since 1997. Iowa …Continue reading “Iowa State University named the top source of graduates hired by aerospace and defense companies”

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