College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Michael Peterson

Michael Peterson Major: Industrial engineering GPA: 3.87 Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa Career goal: To assume an executive position with Procter & Gamble and become an expert in multiple areas of the business.  Clubs/activities: Engineering Career Fair executive team, Engineer’s Week committee member, FarmHouse Fraternity, ISU Sports Analytics Club Awards/honors: 2019 Most Innovative Project Award (Boeing’sIndustrial …Continue reading “Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Michael Peterson”

ABE celebrates two Engineers’ Week honors

The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering took home two Engineers’ Week wins, recognizing the department’s outstanding efforts and enthusiasm for the annual week celebrating all things engineering. ABE was named Most Involved Department and won first place in the door decorating contest.

2019 Engineers’ Week Student Organization Honors Announced

With Engineers’ Week beginning Saturday, the winners for this years outstanding student organizations have been announced and will be recognized at the 2019 Engineers’ Week Award Banquet on February 22.   Winners:  K-12 Outreach award: Cardinal Space Mining Community Service Award: Associated General Contractors (AGC)  Newcomer of the Year Award: GNU/Linux Club  Outstanding Achievement Award: CyRoc  …Continue reading “2019 Engineers’ Week Student Organization Honors Announced”

Engineers’ Week Guest Speaker Grant Imahara will discuss engineering entertainment 

Former MythBusters designer and current star of the Netflix series “The White Rabbit Project,” Grant Imahara, will visit Iowa State’s Memorial Union on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. as a guest lecturer for Engineers’ Week 2018. The event is free and open to the public. Seating in the Great Hall will begin at 7 p.m. Imahara will present a lecture entitled “From MythBusters to The White Rabbit Project: …Continue reading “Engineers’ Week Guest Speaker Grant Imahara will discuss engineering entertainment “

A look at Engineers’ Week 2017

The annual celebration offers students leadership positions, volunteer opportunities and a variety of fun activities   February 19-24 will be a week of networking, entertainment and outreach for the College of Engineering, and for a group of engineering students, it will be the culmination of hours of planning and hard work. Engineers’ Week is an …Continue reading “A look at Engineers’ Week 2017”

E-Week: Celebrating the engineering community

A tradition that began in 1965, Engineers Week (E-Week) is a staple event within the College of Engineering, continuing to grow each year. E-Week is a student
organization that serves to celebrate the engineering field, the College of Engineering and its students, faculty, and staff. E-Week hopes to provide a way for students to build relationships with other students, faculty and alumni as well as network and increase professional development.

Guest post: Creating positive change through engineering and leadership

“The willingness to show up changes us. It makes us a little braver each time.” – Brené Brown Before I even officially chose Iowa State, I was approached by a learning community called Women in Science and Engineering. After hearing more about the program on my campus visit, I quickly made my decision and then …Continue reading “Guest post: Creating positive change through engineering and leadership”

‘Rocket City Rednecks’ ringleader will launch ISU Engineers’ Week Sept. 20

Travis Taylor, official ringleader of the National Geographic Channel’s “Rocket City Rednecks,” will launch Iowa State University’s Engineers’ Week 2013 on Sept. 20 with his entertaining brand of rocket science. Taylor’s presentation, “A New American Space Plan,” will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center. It is free and …Continue reading “‘Rocket City Rednecks’ ringleader will launch ISU Engineers’ Week Sept. 20”

E-Week emphasizes countless opportunities for engineers

Committees have been working hard since February to prepare for the College of Engineering’s annual Engineers’ Week (E-Week). The chosen theme “Engineers: Giving Imagination Direction” embraces the many opportunities for engineers and the various paths they take. Several new events will be happening at this year’s E-Week, including a Nail-Hammering Relay and other similar activities …Continue reading “E-Week emphasizes countless opportunities for engineers”

Bill Nye the Science Guy to kick off E-Week 2012

Is there a better way to start a week dedicated to engineering than with Bill Nye the Science Guy? This year’s Engineers’ Week (E-Week) planning committee doesn’t think so. But the group is quick to add that his show, which will be held Friday, September 21, is just one of the many great activities that …Continue reading “Bill Nye the Science Guy to kick off E-Week 2012”

CoE student receives new national award

Each year the National Engineers Week Foundation presents its New Faces of Engineering award to a handful of young engineering professionals. In December 2011, the organization recognized a group of talented engineering students with a new annual award: the New Faces of Engineering College Edition. Among the 15 students honored was Aaron Nissen, senior in …Continue reading “CoE student receives new national award”

About students, by students

(Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a series of student profiles written by students in JLMC 321, Public Relations Writing. Our thanks to the authors, to senior lecturer Erin Wilgenbusch, to the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communications, and to the subjects.) Anna Grimley Anna Grimley is a 21-year-old junior from Springville, Iowa, …Continue reading “About students, by students”

E-Week 2010 will entertain, inform engineering students

Both new and familiar events featured at Engineers’ Week 2010 promise to make it a fun, yet purposeful celebration. From a kick-off event that features Iowa State dance groups to the grand finale Engineering Career Fair, the E-Week committee has coordinated activities that blend professional development and social opportunities. “We have worked hard to make …Continue reading “E-Week 2010 will entertain, inform engineering students”

E-Week 2009—Rising together we can…

For Jessica Tobelmann and Adam Weaver, the countdown is on. They are general co-chairs of Engineers’ Week 2009, a celebration of engineering, which officially begins September 14. For the past year, they have overseen the efforts of five subcommittees and more than 50 committee members as activities, centered on the theme Rising Together We Can…, …Continue reading “E-Week 2009—Rising together we can…”