CCEE students sweep awards at regional, national Intelligent Transportation Systems contests

Tingting Huang says transportation engineering data analysis can be daunting. “After we’ve collected this data, how do we know if the data is good enough, is good for the research or application?” Huang said. Pranamesh Chakraborty works with massive quantities of data from freeway sensors. He, too, knows that real-world analysis presents challenges. “It’s a huge … Continue reading CCEE students sweep awards at regional, national Intelligent Transportation Systems contests

New CCEE Faculty Solve Current Engineering Challenges

They may be from across the globe. But the four new members to this year’s faculty at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering are coming to the Midwest for one goal: to solve challenging problems in modern engineering. Ashley Buss, Assistant Professor Do you get excited about a department of transportation internship? What about … Continue reading New CCEE Faculty Solve Current Engineering Challenges

Engineering staff recognized with Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards

Fifty Iowa State University employees were honored and recognized on March 10, 2016, at the annual Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards breakfast. In all, 15 individuals and 5 teams from across the University community were presented with Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards. The following individuals represented the College of Engineering: Professional and Scientific Council … Continue reading Engineering staff recognized with Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards

An Iowa State program enhances teaching of STEM in elementary schools

Story and video originally posted by Iowa State University News Service.  Iowa State University and Des Moines Public Schools recently received a $4.5 million grant to improve the teaching of science, technology, engineering and math in elementary schools. The Trinect program brings together a Des Moines teacher, an ISU student teacher, and a graduate engineering … Continue reading An Iowa State program enhances teaching of STEM in elementary schools

IMSE grad student’s paper chosen by Principles of Database Systems Symposium

IMSE graduate student Pan Xu was the first author on a paper that was accepted to the Symposium on the Principles of Database Systems (PODS) this year. The PODS Symposium is an annual symposium organized by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), and is a leading international forum for database researchers, practitioners, developers, and users … Continue reading IMSE grad student’s paper chosen by Principles of Database Systems Symposium

Engineering researchers among those studying materials, combustion, cancer with new ‘T-ray’ instrument

A new, $500,000 instrument recently went about its work emitting and reading high-speed pulses of silent and invisible terahertz rays. As it did, Thomas Chiou explained how the technology would allow Iowa State University researchers to take a close and unique look at materials reliability, biofuels combustion, environmental clean-up, cancer screening, biomass conversion, ionic liquids … Continue reading Engineering researchers among those studying materials, combustion, cancer with new ‘T-ray’ instrument