College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Three Aerospace Engineering graduate students honored for research, teaching

For the Fall 2020 semester, three graduate students in the Department of Aerospace Engineering have been honored with Teaching Excellence and (TEX) and Research Excellence (REX) Awards from Iowa State University’s Graduate College. The awards are presented to graduate students who demonstrate excellence in their scientific research or their performance in teaching. Rigelesaiyin Ji and Mohammed …Continue reading “Three Aerospace Engineering graduate students honored for research, teaching”

Q&A with 2020 Goldwater Scholar Divyesh Kumar

Divyesh Kumar, a junior in chemical and biological engineering from Ames, has been named a 2020 Goldwater Scholar. The nationally renowned scholarship recognizes exceptional sophomores and juniors who aspire to work in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering research fields.

CCEE researchers feature on PBS News Hour – watch video

Researchers in the CCEE department are utilizing Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) in bridges and to develop non-proprietary mixes of UHPC. Contributors to the project include Terry Wipf, Behrouz Shafei, Katelyn Freeseman, and others. Click on the link above to see the video feature of this work.

Engineering impact: Cyclone Engineers honored at 2019 Homecoming alumni awards ceremony

Seven Cyclone Engineers will receive College of Engineering and Iowa State University Alumni Association awards at the ISUAA Honors and Awards Ceremony on Oct. 25 during Homecoming week.

ME alum Dylan Neal applies PrISUm experiences to his job at HARMAN

“Team PrISUm served as the foundation for everything I know today, whether that be collaborating with team members, principles of project management, being comfortable with no clear answer and taking risks,” said Cylone Engineer Dylan Neal (’18 mech engr).

CyWind takes home project development award at Collegiate Wind Competition

Iowa State’s CyWind team competed in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2019 Collegiate Wind Competition, taking home the top project development award and a fifth place finish overall.

Civil engineering researcher looks to improve safety on the road – text only

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”

ME alum Sam Simons’ journey to the automotive industry

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.

ISU CCEE researcher explores ways to produce more sustainable residential building materials

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.

From Ames to Global Business Leader

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”

Kingland gifted $1.5 million to three colleges at Iowa State

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.

Women in Science and Engineering names Sriram Sundararajan WiSE Champion

Equity advisor 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”

Human computer interaction grad develops online sports video game site

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”