New conference: Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow

There is still time to register for the first Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow conference that will be held Sept. 15-16 here on campus. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend this conference, which will address things like professional development, leadership, preparing for future careers and diversity and inclusion. Registration for the event is open until … Continue reading New conference: Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow

Dr. Bartlett receives Engineering Student Council’s student nominated Outstanding Faculty Award

Dr. Michael Bartlett, Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Professor, has almost made it through his first academic year as a professor at Iowa State University. He started his career in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the fall 2016 semester. On April 19, 2017, Dr. Bartlett was given affirmation that his first academic … Continue reading Dr. Bartlett receives Engineering Student Council’s student nominated Outstanding Faculty Award

ME’s Jessica Van Winkle named Outstanding Engineering Adviser

Mechanical engineering adviser Jessica Van Winkle has been named this year’s Outstanding Engineering Adviser.  The award is presented by the Engineering Student Council based on student nominations from the entire College of Engineering. Awards will be presented during a ceremony later this month. “I was surprised and flattered when I received the email that I won. … Continue reading ME’s Jessica Van Winkle named Outstanding Engineering Adviser

Shaun VanWeelden

Guest post: Outreach events show kids they have what it takes to be engineers

Shaun VanWeelden, junior in software engineering, serves as vice president of outreach for Engineering Student Council and student chair of FIRST LEGO League (FLL). He also participates in outreach activities for several other campus groups.  I knew I wanted to be an engineer at Iowa State after seeing students at the time doing really neat … Continue reading Guest post: Outreach events show kids they have what it takes to be engineers

Engineering hosts middle school students

The Engineering Student Council hosted Middle School Engineering Day on Tuesday, October 25, an event intended to get junior high students interested and excited about engineering. The day kicked off in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union with electromagnetism demonstrations by Mani Mina, senior lecturer in electrical and computer engineering. Following the presentation, the middle schoolers … Continue reading Engineering hosts middle school students

2011 Dean’s Student Leadership recipients announced

Three students were selected to receive the 2011 Dean’s Student Leadership Award. The recipients are Kaila Krieser (EE), Yamille Perez-Rodriguez (CE), and Luke Roling (ChemE). Juniors and seniors are nominated for the award based on their exemplary leadership in one or more college, university, community, or professional organization. The awards will be presented on Monday, … Continue reading 2011 Dean’s Student Leadership recipients announced

The engineering experience

Recently, a colleague and I were speaking about the “Iowa State experience” and why practical knowledge and leadership opportunities are such an important part of our institutional identity. What he said about Iowa State’s tradition of student engagement reflects what I see every day: that with more than 800 student clubs and organizations, a strong … Continue reading The engineering experience

Graduating seniors join Order of the Engineer

In a ceremony presented by the Engineering Student Council, twenty-one graduating engineering students took an oath and joined Order of the Engineer on Tuesday, December 1. Read the Iowa State Daily story here.