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Cyclone Engineering alum Marlin Fischer: From Iowa State to Tinseltown

When Marlin Fischer (indust engr ’80) graduated from Iowa State, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, his adventure didn’t stop there. He was headed for the bright lights of show business.

Engineers developing data-driven ‘FactBoard’ to improve factory operations

This article was originally featured on Iowa State University News Services by Mike Krapfl. Click here to read the original article. AMES, Iowa – Reports of missing parts, machinery problems or any other issues on a factory floor don’t always move quickly to decision-makers. Sometimes, data collection is workers writing a few notes on a …Continue reading “Engineers developing data-driven ‘FactBoard’ to improve factory operations”

AerE graduates receive surprise visit from Dennis Muilenburg

Graduating aerospace engineering students were honored at a reception on Saturday morning. The students enjoyed breakfast with their families and professors before a ceremony in Hoover Hall to recognize the graduates as well as several exceptional honorees. The reception featured a surprise visit from aerospace engineering alum Dennis Muilenburg ’86 who is this year’s commencement …Continue reading “AerE graduates receive surprise visit from Dennis Muilenburg”

Senior Design Teams present their projects to Boeing

Students from AerE 462, the Boeing Senior Design course, traveled to Greensboro, NC for the Senior Design Challenge. For the competition, AerE students from Iowa State were split into two teams and paired with ME students from North Carolina A&T. From there, the “White Team” and the “Blue Team” created an autonomous aircraft for the …Continue reading “Senior Design Teams present their projects to Boeing”

Vance Coffman and Dennis Muilenburg share their perspectives on aerospace engineering

Students and faculty gathered in Howe Hall on Wednesday afternoon to hear from two of the most prominent leaders in aerospace engineering. Vance Coffman ‘67, former CEO of Lockheed Martin and Dennis Muilenburg ’86, chairman, president, and CEO of The Boeing Company, shared their thoughts and perspectives on the aerospace industry. The two industry leaders …Continue reading “Vance Coffman and Dennis Muilenburg share their perspectives on aerospace engineering”

The Make to Innovate program announces sponsorship with Boeing

The Make to Innovate (M:2:I) program at Iowa State University is delighted to announce sponsorship from The Boeing Company. Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company will sponsor a partnership that aligns an industry leader with engineering students at Iowa State University. The M:2:I program, which began in 2011, provides students the opportunity to participate in …Continue reading “The Make to Innovate program announces sponsorship with Boeing”

Advancing aviation technology one recycled plane at a time

AerE alums lead ecoDemonstrator project at Boeing A degree from Iowa State in aerospace engineering has brought two alums to a big project in their field. Doug Christensen (AerE ’87) and Dean Hawkinson (AerE ’00) both currently work on the ecoDemonstrator program at Boeing. The program is an inventive and environmentally progressive way for engineers …Continue reading “Advancing aviation technology one recycled plane at a time”

Iowa State alum wins Modern-Day Technology Leader Award

Derrick Stanley, an industrial and manufacturing systems alum, will receive a Modern-Day Technology Leader Award at the 2016 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) STEM Conference held Feb. 18-20. The award highlights bright young men and women who are making strides in the STEM field and shaping the future of engineering, science, and technology.

Dirk Maier: Sharing tools and knowledge to improve worldwide food production

Being able to feed the world is a monumental undertaking, but Dirk Maier, a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, is utilizing computer simulations and inexpensive drying and storage technologies to help smallholder farmers save more of their harvests.

Boeing names Muilenburg chief executive officer

The Boeing board of directors has elected Dennis A. Muilenburg the company’s 10th chief executive, succeeding W. James (Jim) McNerney, Jr., who held the position for the past 10 years. Muilenburg, who has served as Boeing president and chief operating officer since 2013, becomes president and CEO on July 1.

Abhinaya Raghothaman: Childhood dream takes flight

ISU senior travels to United States and sets life goal Many children dream about what they will be when they grow up, but few achieve this goal. Abhinaya Raghothaman, aerospace engineering senior, is one of the few. Raghothaman moved from New Delhi, India, to Dubuque, Iowa, when she was 13 years old. She was extremely …Continue reading “Abhinaya Raghothaman: Childhood dream takes flight”

Dan Donahue: Get involved in everything

Research and Greek life teach aerospace engineering senior the importance of being a team player Most freshmen at Iowa State never imagine they will be on a research team to design an airplane that goes faster than the speed of sound. Aerospace engineering senior Dan Donahue is doing just that. His research experiences have also …Continue reading “Dan Donahue: Get involved in everything”

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”

Boeing’s Chris Chadwick: ‘We are synonymous with manned space. If that market develops, we’ll be there’

It has been a difficult week for the space industry, but the boss of one of the world’s largest military contractors, BDSS, believes the company has a big part to play in manned spacecraft. Chris Chadwick, who is a Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering alumnus, likes to talk about capability. Indeed, he uses the …Continue reading “Boeing’s Chris Chadwick: ‘We are synonymous with manned space. If that market develops, we’ll be there’”

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