Tag: Design

Is there a future leader in the house? Perspectives from design and construction students

While it might sound cliché, it’s also true. The future of our industry will be defined by young people in college and apprenticeships today. What do they expect from and will contribute to a career in the architecture, engineering and construction industry? We put those questions, and many more, to members of the National Design-Build Student Championship team from Iowa State. They provide some interesting insights into future generations of design-builders and also offer advice for student teams considering competing in this year’s DBIA National Design-Build Student Competition.

Teams from new industrial engineering course take top prizes at Engineering Pitch Competition

Teams from the Entrepreneurial Product Development Engineering (I E 434X) course took the top two spots at the Engineering Pitch Competition earlier his month. Brad Lechton (senior), Brian Fleming (senior) and Konner Koerselman (junior) all of whom are majoring in industrial engineering (IE), took first place at the competition, while mechanical engineering (ME) seniors Taylor Goodness … Continue reading Teams from new industrial engineering course take top prizes at Engineering Pitch Competition

ME students preparing to become tomorrow’s toymakers

With the holidays right around the corner, a pair of mechanical engineering students hope that they can one day spread the holiday cheer through their passion to design children’s toys. Madeline Turner, a senior in ME, and Lucille Murphy, a sophomore, are at different stages in their academic careers but the duo share the goal … Continue reading ME students preparing to become tomorrow’s toymakers

Team members of this year's ISU DBIA Student Chapter. Photos courtesy Gus Marty.

Iowa State team earns first place in Design-Build Institute of America Student Competition

It’s a week of firsts for Iowa State University’s Design-Build Institute of America (ISU DBIA) Student Chapter. On Friday, the team earned first place at the Design-Build Institute of America Student Competition. READ: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY WINS 2018 NATIONAL DESIGN-BUILD STUDENT COMPETITION  The team is comprised of five students. Trent Cork, Gus Marty and Brett Poulsen … Continue reading Iowa State team earns first place in Design-Build Institute of America Student Competition

New ME course focuses on engineering design and failure prognostics

A new graduate-level course offered by the mechanical engineering department for spring 2018 will focus on reliability as well as uncertainty in engineering system design and post-design failure prognostics. The 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Russia, the 2007 collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minnesota, and the 2016 spurt of exploding batteries in the Samsung Galaxy … Continue reading New ME course focuses on engineering design and failure prognostics

ISU DBIA's student competition team gathers for a photo at the top of The Rocky Steps in Philadelphia. Photo courtesy Trent Cork.

Iowa State Design-Build Institute of America student team takes fourth place in national competition

Collaboration is key for new segment of construction engineering industry Members of the Iowa State University Design-Build Institute of America (ISU DBIA) student competition team took fourth place during this month’s 2017 DBIA National Student Competition. Competition events were hosted at the annual Design-Build Conference and Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To qualify for national competition, … Continue reading Iowa State Design-Build Institute of America student team takes fourth place in national competition

Kwizera Imani: Flying toward success

Kwizera Imani, a sophomore in aerospace engineering, originally grew up in Tanzania where he spent most of his childhood in a refugee camp. In 2008, Imani and his family were selected to start a new life in the United States, and soon after, Imani arrived in Des Moines, Iowa.

Erin MacDonald

MacDonald receives ASME young investigator award

Erin MacDonald, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Iowa State and affiliated researcher at the U.S. Department of Energy Ames Laboratory, recently received the ASME Design Automation Young Investigator Award. The award recognizes an outstanding young investigator who is making noteworthy contributions in the area of design automation, including research in design representation, design optimization, … Continue reading MacDonald receives ASME young investigator award