ME’s Kong named ASME Fellow

Mechanical engineering professor Song-Charng Kong has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The status of Fellow is bestowed upon ASME members with 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership in the organization. Of the approximately 130,000 ASME members, roughly 3,000 … Continue reading ME’s Kong named ASME Fellow

ME student boosts science communications skills with fellowship

This article was written by Bob Mills of the Bioeconomy Institute. Juan Proano Aviles, a student in the Biorenewable Resources and Technologies (BRT) graduate program, has completed a fellowship in Reiman Gardens’ Portal to the Public science communications program. The fellowship provides workshops and mentorships to help scientists and students enhance their communications skills. As part … Continue reading ME student boosts science communications skills with fellowship

Iowa State’s role in the future of biofuels

Prototypes of the biofuels refinery of the future sit in a 19,000-square-foot complex on the Iowa State Research Farm west of Ames. Two experimental plants, whose network of pipes and containers looks to the lay person like a microbrewery on steroids, produce oil from biomass such as corn stover, switchgrass, miscanthus, wood chips and algae.

Students to process waste vegetable oil from ISU Dining to fuel CyRide bus

Some Iowa State University students are serious about getting their campus community “on the bus” when it comes to green living. And they hope to pick up some other Ames residents along the way. That’s at least the plan, according to David Correll, a Ph.D. student in Iowa State’s College of Business and co-founder and … Continue reading Students to process waste vegetable oil from ISU Dining to fuel CyRide bus