ME student finishes 29th in the Boston Marathon

William Graham, a student concurrently pursuing a MBA and BS in mechanical engineering, ran in the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday. The 23-year old finished 29th out of 14,142 males who completed the 26.2-mile race. “My teammates and I from the Iowa State Running Club, trained for the Boston Marathon all through the winter,” said Graham. “Seeing our … Continue reading ME student finishes 29th in the Boston Marathon

Transfer IE student aims to ease college transition for her peers

For one industrial engineering (IE) student, it took leaving Iowa for her to discover how much she loves her home state. Emily Robinson is about to complete her first year in Iowa State’s IE program. Prior to her decision to return to Iowa she studied industrial engineering at Purdue University but left after one year … Continue reading Transfer IE student aims to ease college transition for her peers

ME grad students combine skills in engineering, entrepreneurship

Two mechanical engineering graduate students recently received awards for their paper at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) national conference earlier this month in Los Angeles. Sanvisna Kogelen (MS, Mechanical Engineering) and Alex Wrede (PhD, Mechanical Engineering) along with Patrick Kreiser (Bob and Kay Smith Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor … Continue reading ME grad students combine skills in engineering, entrepreneurship

Graduate students’ startup makes a strong first impression

Akash Vidyadharan and Tyler Carter spent the first part of last summer applying for jobs in anticipation of receiving their master’s degree in the spring of 2017. For the second half of the summer, they worked on a project that has caught the attention of investors, corporations, as well government officials. “One year ago, this … Continue reading Graduate students’ startup makes a strong first impression

ME students operate a bike repair shop in Ames

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOYMVRhl1aQ Two brothers at Iowa State have combined their interest in mechanical engineering and their passion for cycling with a start-up business. Jared Trent, 21, and Brady Trent, 19, have owned and operated Trent Bicycles since August. Their business, operated out of a garage on Ames’s southeast side, offers bicycle repairs as well as preowned … Continue reading ME students operate a bike repair shop in Ames

Iowa State alumni find success with geothermal drilling

Dan Rau, a mechanical engineering alumnus, is making strides in geothermal energy. After he graduated in 1998, Rau began working as a mechanical engineer for a consulting firm that designed heating, venting and cooling systems for commercial use. That’s when he was introduced to geothermal technology and began to invest his time into researching the … Continue reading Iowa State alumni find success with geothermal drilling