Tag: electrical engineering

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.

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University students build their own bike share

Iowa State University received an honorable mention in today’s Bicycle Friendly University awards. In the Fall 2015 issue of our American Bicyclist magazine, we showcased an inspiring story from ISU. Mark Kargol, a Lecturer in the Department of Industrial design at ISU, shared the evolving story of Cybike — a campus bike share system conceived and created entirely by students.

Gilman Scholarship aids Maluwelmeng’s research internship in Germany

The bi-annual Gilman Scholarship Program named Connie Maluwelmeng, a junior in electrical engineering and mathematics from Guam, as one of the 2014 summer finalists to receive financial aid to study abroad. Maluwelmeng will complete an internship at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, researching solar power. By supporting undergraduate students who might resist going abroad because … Continue reading Gilman Scholarship aids Maluwelmeng’s research internship in Germany

Jim Daughton

Retired electrical engineer Jim Daughton becomes self-publishing author

Traveling, fishing and duplicate bridge are all hobbies Jim Daughton has taken up since retiring in 2006, but his writing became more than a hobby. After self-publishing two books with more on the way, he says it’s become his new job. Daughton, born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in … Continue reading Retired electrical engineer Jim Daughton becomes self-publishing author

Sven Swanson

From engineering to pathology: An uncommon career path for a life-long Cyclone fan

Sven Swanson, 1980 electrical engineering alumnus, spent four years each at Iowa State and the University of Iowa. He has fond memories of both, but when asked which one is his favorite—which he hears a lot—he only has one answer. “I like both of them. But one is like a friend, and the other is … Continue reading From engineering to pathology: An uncommon career path for a life-long Cyclone fan

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

Engineering students to present at the ISU Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

Iowa State University undergraduates will share their research and creative endeavors during the seventh annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression. More than 100 students will present research on topics ranging from architecture to zebrafish. The symposium will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Memorial Union. Students, faculty, … Continue reading Engineering students to present at the ISU Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

Electrical Engineering alumni has successful career in sales management

While many consider the study and application of engineering to be a branch of science involved only with design and structures, James Contardi, 1985 Iowa State electrical engineering alumnus, argues that engineering is more of a way of thinking. Contardi’s extensive career has brought him around the world and back, allowing him to grow primarily in … Continue reading Electrical Engineering alumni has successful career in sales management

Vogel develops communication standard at Emerson Electric Company

Scott Vogel, a 1989 electrical engineering alumnus, has been working for Emerson Electric Company for over 23 years, but his commitment to engineering began much earlier than that. As a young boy growing up in Fulton, Illinois, a small town just over the eastern Iowa border, Vogel considered himself a “computer geek” as he would … Continue reading Vogel develops communication standard at Emerson Electric Company

A lesson in lifelong learning

As a junior at Linn-Mar High School, Sandra Thurn, BSEE’86 and MEngSE’96, wasn’t initially thinking about attending college. It was the early 60s and a time when women weren’t necessarily encouraged to pursue higher education. But a conversation with her high school adviser inspired what she calls a “change of heart.” The adviser, aware of … Continue reading A lesson in lifelong learning

Polikar earns College of Engineering alumni award

Robi Polikar (MSEE’95, MSBME’95, PhDEE’00, PhDBME’00) will receive the 2012 Professional Progress in Engineering Award from the College of Engineering at the Marston Club Dinner on April 19. The award was created to recognize outstanding professional progress, personal development, and distinguished community service by engineering alumni under the age of 46. Polikar received his bachelor’s … Continue reading Polikar earns College of Engineering alumni award

A young engineer’s engaging career

On January 13, 2012, Iowa State alumnus Chad Bouton reached a milestone in his engineering career: 15 years at Battelle, the world’s largest, independent cross-disciplinary research and development organization. During those 15 years, Bouton has made considerable contributions to breakthrough research in the medical industry. From developing neural decoding methods that have allowed quadriplegic individuals … Continue reading A young engineer’s engaging career

The vast opportunities of an engineer

Finding success in the energy industry and now pursuing a career in the audio industry, David Slump’s determined attitude and need for constant challenge demonstrates that engineers can find opportunities in non-traditional places. Growing up outside Chicago, Slump knew he wanted to attend a university that offered a hands-on engineering experience. Iowa State offered him … Continue reading The vast opportunities of an engineer