College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

CBiRC program wins 2011 Outstanding Project Website Award

Symbi, the only GK-12 program in Iowa, was recently recognized by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the GK-12 Program with the Outstanding Project Website Award. The award was presented at the 2011 GK-12 Annual Conference on March 11, 2011. Symbi is funded by the NSF and is a sponsored project under that NSF Engineering …Continue reading “CBiRC program wins 2011 Outstanding Project Website Award”

Engineering forms interdisciplinary research teams aiming for major grants

Three new interdisciplinary research initiatives have been announced by the Iowa State University College of Engineering as part of an innovative program designed to compete for and win multi-million dollar grants, spur economic development, and drive technologies that benefit Iowa and the nation. The Dean’s Research Initiatives build public-private teams in the areas of the …Continue reading “Engineering forms interdisciplinary research teams aiming for major grants”

CBiRC works to build new expectations in STEM education

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC) based at Iowa State University is committed to involving the center in meaningful collaborations with pre-college entities, engaging K-12 students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and the role these fields have in solving global challenges.

More than numbers

When asked about the difference between scientists and engineers, Albert Einstein is said to have remarked, “Scientists investigate that which already is. Engineers create that which has never existed.” I like to make that point to young people when I speak of the engineering profession and its rewards. Engineers put science to work and literally …Continue reading “More than numbers”

Gift creates Steffenson Professorship, engineering scholarships

Iowa State University’s College of Engineering has received a gift commitment of $700,000 from Mike and Jean Steffenson of Davenport, Iowa. The Iowa State graduates have established funds for a variety of uses within the College of Engineering including the Steffenson Professorship in Chemical Engineering. The couple will provide $125,000 over the next five years …Continue reading “Gift creates Steffenson Professorship, engineering scholarships”