College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

The value of an engineering education

“The benefit of an engineering education is that, in addition to the specific subject matter, you learn the habits of self-study that will carry you through your career. In engineering you are always having to learn new material along the way, which is a very valuable skill,” said Stephen Mosher (’70 elec engr).

Meet the new ECpE faculty: Mohammad Tayeb Al Qaseer

Starting this fall, Mohammad Tayeb Al Qaseer, currently a research associate professor, will move into the appointment of a tenure-track associate professor for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE). Al Qaseer brings extensive experience and research to the department.

Opportunities for seed grants to support student research on the topic of agrivoltaics

The Agriculture and Solar Together: Research Opportunities (ASTRO) advisory group members come from across the United States and represent leading solar industry partners, state agencies, and other organizations focused on research, food and agricultural, and the environment. 

Anna Case Receives Student Best paper Award – Runner Up at IEEE Conference

Anna Case, a Ph.D. candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Department who conducts her research at CNDE, received the Student Best paper Award – Runner Up (2nd Place) at the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) held in Ottawa, Canada on May 16-19, 2022.

Farzaneh Ahmadi Receives Student Best paper Award – Runner Up at ASNT Research Symposium

Farzaneh Ahmadi, a Ph.D. candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Department who conducts her research at CNDE, received the Student Best paper Award – Runner Up (2nd Place) at the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Research Symposium held in St. Louis, MO on June 20-23, 2022.

New cyber-physical systems minor leverages industry ties to enhance student futures

A first-of-its-kind curriculum in Iowa will soon be available to students in Iowa State University’s College of Engineering – and will help prepare them for a cutting-edge area of technology that’s part of what has been deemed “the fourth industrial revolution.” A new undergraduate minor in cyber-physical systems (CPS) will debut in the fall 2021 …Continue reading “New cyber-physical systems minor leverages industry ties to enhance student futures”

Suraj Kothari: Celebrating 35 years in ECpE

Thirty-five years with Suraj Kothari Suraj Kothari, Professor at Iowa State University, is no stranger to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In fact, Kothari is celebrating 35 years affiliated with ECpE at Iowa State — and 20 as a full faculty member in the department. In 1984, Kothari moved to Iowa after graduating …Continue reading “Suraj Kothari: Celebrating 35 years in ECpE”

Winners announced for 2020 engineering pitch competition

Winners have been announced for the College of Engineering pitch competition that took place inside the Student Innovation Center on Feb. 21. In the Existing Business Idea category, Cole Jensen (senior, mechanical engineering) took first place while a team including Nathan Kopp (freshman, mechanical engineering) was runner-up. In the New Idea category, Charles Cremault (sophomore, …Continue reading “Winners announced for 2020 engineering pitch competition”

ISU researchers to study blockchain technology to improve sustainability in food markets

Food production systems could become more environmentally sustainable and K-12 students could become more educated about it as part of a new research project. A team of Iowa State University researchers, led by mechanical engineering (ME) associate professor Mark Mba-Wright, recently received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a research project …Continue reading “ISU researchers to study blockchain technology to improve sustainability in food markets”

Three Cyclone Engineers named Anderlik Professors

Namrata Vaswani, professor of electrical and computer engineering, Paul Durbin, professor of aerospace engineering, and Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, professor of mechanical engineering, have been appointed to Joseph and Elizabeth Anderlik Professorships in Engineering.

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