College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

ME professor studies biological aspects of mechanical engineering

While mechanical engineering has historically conjured up images of grease and gears, assistant professor Sarah Bentil’s research aims to expand the field by focusing on what she considers “the ultimate machine”:  the human body. “Just as with any machine, the body requires power to do work and it can also fail. The objective of my …Continue reading “ME professor studies biological aspects of mechanical engineering”

Engineering college appoints Mirka associate dean for education

The Iowa State University College of Engineering has named Gary Mirka the college’s associate dean for undergraduate and graduate education, effective January 3, 2011. Mirka, the John Ryder Professor and Department Chair of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE), has been at Iowa State since 2007. Mirka will oversee student services, which includes undergraduate recruiting, …Continue reading “Engineering college appoints Mirka associate dean for education”

College co-sponsors upcoming SES Technical Meeting

Iowa State University will host the 47th Annual Society of Engineering Science (SES) Technical Meeting on October 3-6 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames. The meeting is co-sponsored by the College of Engineering and three of its academic departments: aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, and materials science and engineering The meeting’s goals—expanding cooperation, …Continue reading “College co-sponsors upcoming SES Technical Meeting”