Strong mentors can have a lifelong impact and one industrial engineering student knows that well. Dagney Paskach grew up in Ames and has been surrounded by STEM influences for as long as she remembers. Her father, Thomas Paskach, graduated with his Ph.D. and B.S in chemical engineering from Iowa State University and currently serves as …Continue reading “IE student strives to get kids interested in STEM”
Cardinal Space Mining will test its latest mining machine during a competition at the University of Alabama Team members think a new hybrid system for digging and loading buried gravel (representing subsurface Martian ice) could be the key to successful mining runs.
By Jim Heise, senior lecturer for the Department of Mechanical Engineering Every year, ISU spends a day at our state capitol giving legislators, state employees and visitors the opportunity to see all the great things we do at Iowa State University. I was happy bring along some of my best and most enthusiastic students from the ISU …Continue reading “Reflecting on the ISU Day at the Capitol”
Early in the week, the mining robot of Cyclone Space Mining was mostly a pile of parts in the team’s campus workshop. And that pile was still too small. So team members were working at a bank of nearby computers, designing more parts for their mining machine. And Tyler Broich, the team’s vice president, was getting ready to order a few more blocks of aluminum that could be turned into all those new parts.
Not only did Iowa State’s Team LunaCY succeed in building a better robot and making a good showing at this year’s NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition, it also brought home three awards and the first place title. The Lunabotics Club won the Joe Kosmo Award for Excellence, first place in on-site mining and third place in …Continue reading “Team LunaCY wins NASA competition”
The ISU Lunabotics Mining Team just finished first place at the 2013 NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida from May 20-24. Below are videos from the team. “Harlem Shake” video Video of HERMES competition run NASA EDGE videos of the entire competition Visit the team on Facebook for more. The …Continue reading “Watch the latest fun videos from student clubs!”