Tag: engineering

ECpE assistant professor earns first research grant since joining ISU

Keeping the power grid running efficiently and effectively is crucial to the continuation of our way of life. Since joining Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in August 2019, Assistant Professor Hugo Villegas Pico has been conducting research aimed at improving the reliability of the power grid in order to prevent untimely … Continue reading ECpE assistant professor earns first research grant since joining ISU

EPRC Student Scoop: Ph.D. candidate Vivek Kumar Singh

After completing an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Durgapur and working as a project assistant for one-year at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India, Vivek Kumar Singh began searching for opportunities to further his education.  This search eventually led him to Iowa State University in 2015. … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Ph.D. candidate Vivek Kumar Singh

ECpE’s Zhaoyu Wang recognized with prestigious Outstanding Young Engineer Award

Each year, the Power & Energy Society (PES) recognizes one engineer worldwide to receive the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award. According to the PES website, the purpose of the award is to recognize engineers 35 years of age or under for “Outstanding contributions in the leadership of technical … Continue reading ECpE’s Zhaoyu Wang recognized with prestigious Outstanding Young Engineer Award

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ME faculty, staff developing methods for teaching hands-on labs via the internet

Well before the COVID-19 pandemic vastly altered the everyday lives of people across the globe, a group of mechanical engineering (ME) faculty and staff at Iowa State University were working on ways to bring virtual, hands-on labs into the homes of students via the internet. In 2012, Jonathan Wickert, then dean of Iowa State’s College … Continue reading ME faculty, staff developing methods for teaching hands-on labs via the internet

Two ME faculty receive Professor of the Year honors

Two mechanical engineering (ME) faculty members are recipients of the 2019-20 Mechanical Engineering Professor of the Year award presented by Pi Tau Sigma. Margaret Mathison, associate teaching professor, and Paola Pittoni, assistant teaching professor, have been recognized as the department’s top educators for this award issued annually by the Iowa State chapter of the national … Continue reading Two ME faculty receive Professor of the Year honors

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

ECpE grad student Vivek-Kumar Singh receives best paper, best poster awards

Vivek-Kumar Singh, a graduate student at Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently presented his research and has received a best paper and best poster award at two separate conferences since November 2019. Singh received the best paper award at a conference known as Resilience Week, held in November. Resilience Week has been … Continue reading ECpE grad student Vivek-Kumar Singh receives best paper, best poster awards

David Sly to lead Engineering Entrepreneurship Initiative

David Sly, has been named the inaugural director of entrepreneurship in the Iowa State University College of Engineering. In this role, he will lead the newly established Engineering Entrepreneurship Initiative. “EEI is about teaching and coaching students to work with customers and leverage new technology to engineer value-oriented marketable solutions,” Sly said. “Students can use … Continue reading David Sly to lead Engineering Entrepreneurship Initiative

Inclusion for the win

STEM robotics competitions are a motivator to pursue engineering for many students. But for underrepresented students, including females, the economically underprivileged and people of color, this engineering gateway isn’t always accessible.

IE team receives honorable mention in international contest

Congrats to IE students Haley Beving, Jakob Pyburn, Albert Samuel and Robert Quiles-Fernan who received honorable mention in Simio’s December 2019 Student Simulation contest, meaning they placed in the top 8 out of nearly 300 teams. The Iowa State team was tasked with using the Simio simulation software to improve operations at a fictional regional … Continue reading IE team receives honorable mention in international contest