Danielle Ufheil Major: Biological Systems Engineering, emphasis in Biorenewable Resources Minor: Spanish GPA: 3.59 Hometown: Lake Zurich, Illinois Career goal: My overall career goal is to be able to apply my passion for sustainability to the development of innovative methods for repurposing and mitigating organic wastes. Clubs/activities: Engineers Without Borders, CoE Peer Mentor, Engineers for …Continue reading “Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Danielle Ufheil”
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”
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”
Mouhamad Diallo, a junior double-majoring in mechanical engineering and materials engineering, is one of four Iowa State University students who recently received a Goldwater Scholarship. The scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year and encourages students to pursue careers in STEM research. He recently sat down with us to talk about his upbringing, his current studies, …Continue reading “Q&A with Goldwater Scholarship recipient Mouhamad Diallo”
The annual Iowa FIRST LEGO® League State Championship Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14 and 15, at Iowa State University’s College of Engineering. Read more about the championship here. Check out these stories about the event: Teams put LEGO robots to the test at ISU More than 750 kids gather for FIRST Lego League
Mechanical engineering professor Robert C. Brown penned an editorial in today’s Des Moines Register about one of his research specialties: biofuels. Brown – who holds both the Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and the Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering – is the author of 2012’s Why are We Producing Biofuels?: Shifting to the Ultimate Source of Energy. …Continue reading “ME professor pens editorial about biofuels in Des Moines Register”
Written by Bob Mills, communications and marketing for the Bioeconomy Institute Two teams of mechanical engineering students from Iowa State University have designed a system to convert prairie grasses into fuels and other products as part of their senior capstone project. The effort involved close collaboration with an industrial company, Roeslein Alternative Energy LLC, including a visit …Continue reading “Student – industry collaboration aims to capture energy from the prairie”
Joseph Polin, an Iowa State University Ph.D. student working in the Bioeconomy Institute, won second place in the Student Poster Challenge at the tcbiomass2015 conference held recently in Chicago. It marks the third time in a row that an Iowa State student has placed in this prestigious competition.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has added three years and $8.48 million to the grant supporting the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State University.
That brings NSF’s total funding of the center (known as CBiRC, “See-burk”) to the maximum allowed: 10 years and $35.26 million. NSF support of the center began in September 2008 and will end in August 2018. After that, the center must be self-supporting.
When Iowa State University classes resume in January, one long-standing campus building will be in the process of demolition. Davidson Hall, built in 1922 and located on the northwest side of campus just east of the Armory, was emptied this summer as faculty and staff moved to the Biorenewables Complex — the new Sukup and …Continue reading “Demolition nears for ISU’s Davidson Hall”
The Biorenewable Resources and Technology (BRT) Program at Iowa State University is growing with the help of Iowa NSF EPSCoR support and faculty expertise. The graduate program was the first in biorenewable resources established in the United States. It pulls faculty from 16 academic departments and five colleges for a truly interdisciplinary experience. Iowa NSF …Continue reading “New courses in biorenewables leverage Iowa NSF EPSCoR”
On September 25, a special event took place on the Iowa State campus – the official dedication of Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, the new home for our Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE). The new facilities provide 100,000+ square feet of research labs, classrooms, student spaces and offices – providing a state-of-the-art learning …Continue reading “Celebrating the completed Biorenewables Complex”