Friction and Function You hardly think about the complex relationship between your car’s tires and the pavement on which you spend your morning and evening commute. But for Omar Smadi, an associate professor in civil engineering, the interaction between tires and pavement surfaces shares a fascinating dynamic that can lower the possibility of car accidents. … Continue reading Civil engineering researcher looks to improve safety on the road – text only
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Hands-on experience has been the key to Sam Simons’ (’18 mech engr) success in the automotive industry. As a student at Iowa State, he studied abroad in Italy, did an internship at Nexteer and a co-op at BMW – turned into a full-time position with the automaker.
A number of products you use in your home contain resins. Resins are materials that act as a glue between polymers, and polymers make up synthetic organic materials like plastics and fibers. Chris Williams, a professor in civil engineering, is working on a collaborative project that could replace resins with cleaner, more efficient biomaterials.
CBE alumna makes a name for herself at 3M Karen Albertson was raised in Ames, went to Iowa State and has a cyclone family who bleeds cardinal and gold. Now, the 1983 graduate in chemical and biological engineering is traveling the world in her role as a Integration and Life Science Business Director in Separation … Continue reading From Ames to Global Business Leader
David, CEO and chairman of Kingland, and Deb, his wife, are alumni of ISU and have continued to be longtime supporters. The gift has been given to the College of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and College of Engineering. Read more about how this generous gift will help ISU, here.
Equity adviser of the College of Engineering looks for opportunities to increase participation of women within the field. The Program for Women in Science and Engineering at Iowa State recently honored Sriram Sundararajan, associate dean of the College of Engineering, as a 2016 WiSE Champion. The award recognizes individuals who have supported WiSE and have … Continue reading Women in Science and Engineering names Sriram Sundararajan WiSE Champion
Experience at Iowa State’s Virtual Reality Applications Center jumpstarts career in online game design Josh Brown knew he wanted to design games before he was in high school. He just wasn’t sure how he was going to create a career out of his passion. Thanks to finding the right degree programs at Iowa State—earning a … Continue reading Human computer interaction grad develops online sports video game site
Have you ever heard two people describe the same thing but come up with two very different descriptions? Discrepancies can cause problems. And when it comes to gathering data (and analyzing that data), construction engineer David Jeong says discrepancies in language present huge roadblocks. “You want to use the term ‘highway,’ I want to use … Continue reading Jeong leads NSF project to develop fast, efficient means of analyzing data