Two IMSE professors receive tenure

Two faculty members from the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) have been granted tenure following a decision from the Iowa Board of Regents. Associate professor Michael Dorneich and assistant professor Stephen Gilbert were both given tenure after the moves were approved by the Iowa Board of Regents during their April 12 meeting in Council … Continue reading Two IMSE professors receive tenure

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Sarah Ryan Elected Engineering Caucus Chair for Faculty Senate

Sarah Ryan, Joseph Walkup Professor of IMSE, is the 2017-2018 College of Engineering Caucus Chair for the Iowa State Faculty Senate. Inspired to serve by her commitment to leadership and growth, Ryan shares the following about why she serves on Faculty Senate and what her goals are as caucus chair.   What motivates you to … Continue reading Sarah Ryan Elected Engineering Caucus Chair for Faculty Senate

Engineering makes an impact everywhere, even in marching band

IMSE student shows how the two seemingly different activities go hand in hand  Comparing marching band to engineering may seem like comparing apples to oranges, but Joseph Schneider, senior in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering and second-year drum major of the Iowa State University Cyclone Football “Varsity” Marching Band, tells us otherwise. In fact, he … Continue reading Engineering makes an impact everywhere, even in marching band

2015-2016 Learning Community Awards announced

The recipients of the 2015-2016 Learning Community Exemplary Peer Mentor and Exemplary Peer Mentor Supervisor Awards were honored at the Learning Communities Peer Mentor Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The purpose of the exemplary peer mentor award is to recognize and encourage outstanding achievement by peer mentors working with learning community students. The … Continue reading 2015-2016 Learning Community Awards announced

Iowa State’s ATHENA Lab dedicated to augmenting, understanding human performance

The first thing you noticed during a visit to a new Iowa State University engineering laboratory was the full-sized mannequin lying across a table. That’s for studies to improve suturing techniques and tools. Then there was a bin full of basketball shoes. Those are for studies of tread patterns and their effects on traction and performance.

Street soccer helps fund student literacy for underprivileged children

Reading this sentence is impossible for 250 million children, according to the Pencils of Promise website. Pencils of Promise is working to decrease that number and has introduced an opportunity to Iowa State. The 3-on-3 street soccer tournament that took place at the basketball courts east of Beyer Hall is an event that was created by Pencils of Promise at ISU.

SAP names Lori Mitchell-Keller executive vice president and global general manager of consumer industries

SAP SE recently announced the appointment of Lori Mitchell-Keller as executive vice president and global general manager of the Consumer Industries organization. Mitchell-Keller will be responsible for the Consumer Industries footprint at SAP, which covers four industries globally. Mitchell-Keller will report directly to Pat Bakey, president of Industry Cloud.

Ingram’s 20 in Their Twenties: Carl Kirpes

The seeds of entrepreneurship in the Kansas City region have been planted early, as this years class of 20 in Their Twenties demonstrates. These young business owners and executives, hailing from sectors as varied as commercial realty, banking, non-profits, advertising, manufacturing—and even two of the citys professional sports franchises—have embraced the promise of entrepreneurship and are leveraging it for all its worth.

Frank Peters serving as IMSE interim chair

College of Engineering Dean Sarah Rajala has named Frank Peters, associate professor of IMSE, interim chair of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. The appointment follows the retirement of Janis Terpenny and will continue until a permanent chair has been chosen. Peters, who has been at Iowa State for 19 years, is looking … Continue reading Frank Peters serving as IMSE interim chair

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Iowa State University alumni make gift for endowed department chair

Ames, Iowa – An Iowa State University alumni couple has made a generous gift to establish the C. G. “Turk” and Joyce A. Therkildsen Department Chair in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. An endowed department chair will have a substantial, permanent impact for the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. The position honors the … Continue reading Iowa State University alumni make gift for endowed department chair

GPM Inc. announces director of engineering

Rob West, CEO of GPM Inc., announced that Terry King was appointed as the director of engineering for the company. In this role, King will oversee all aspects of engineering and design within GPM, as well as coordinate efforts for special engineered products. King brings with him extensive experience in engineering management and over 30 years of industrial manufacturing experience, including heavy machining plant management, foundry and fabrication.

IIE awards Outstanding Early Career in Business/Industry Award to recent ISU graduate

Carl Kirpes is being recognized by the Institute of Industrial Engineers for the incredible accomplishments he’s made as a young professional. Kirpes graduated from ISU with bachelor’s degrees in both mechanical and industrial engineering in 2012. After his time at Iowa State, he went to work for GENESYS Systems Integrator, where he was quickly promoted to … Continue reading IIE awards Outstanding Early Career in Business/Industry Award to recent ISU graduate

New information officer set to start July 20 at UA

Chris McCoy will be the next chief information officer at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the university announced Tuesday. McCoy holds a similar position at Metropolitan State University in Minnesota. He begins July 20 as UA’s associate vice chancellor of Information Technology Services and chief information officer. He replaces Dennis Brewer, who began serving as UA’s chief information officer in 2012.