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Iowa State University launches partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

The U.S. Embassy in Ghana, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Iowa State University recently launched the U.S. State Department Bureau of African Affairs’ University Partnerships Initiative (UPI). Iowa State is partnering with the KNUST College of Engineering to implement institutional capacity building through its student organizations Engineers Without Borders (EWB). Faculty and …Continue reading “Iowa State University launches partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology”

An insider look at ISU ABE travel team in Ghana

In this most recent report from students and faculty working with Engineers Without Borders (EWB), students describe their experience developing water resource systems in Ghana. They also take part in community activities like soccer games, dancing and the celebration of a new birth in Ullo.

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Danielle Ufheil

Danielle Ufheil Major: Biological Systems Engineering, emphasis in Biorenewable Resources Minor: Spanish GPA: 3.59 Hometown: Lake Zurich, Illinois Career goal: My overall career goal is to be able to apply my passion for sustainability to the development of innovative methods for repurposing and mitigating organic wastes.  Clubs/activities: Engineers Without Borders, CoE Peer Mentor, Engineers for …Continue reading “Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Danielle Ufheil”

Friedmann recieves Excellence Award from Engineers Without Borders

Michelle Friedmann is a graduate student at Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE). Friedmann received the Excellence Award from Engineers Without Borders (EWB) USA at the group’s national conference on Nov. 9. The award recognizes individuals’ exceptional leadership skills and qualities within EWB. Friedmann is being recognized for her efforts …Continue reading “Friedmann recieves Excellence Award from Engineers Without Borders”

EWB ISU return from successful water project in Ullo, Ghana

Eight students from Engineers Without Borders ISU spent three weeks working hands on with the community from Ullo, Ghana to create a water supply system that directly distributes water at the Ullo Senior High School, where over 1,000 students attend throughout the year.

Fall 2018 student marshal and outstanding seniors honored

Each semester, twelve graduating seniors are selected as outstanding seniors to represent the College of Engineering. Of these twelve, one is chosen as the college’s student marshal at the undergraduate commencement ceremony on December 15. Read more about the contributions, accomplishments and future plans of this class of impressive Cyclone engineers.

Engineers Without Borders – Iowa State University Chapter brings water to Ullo, Ghana

Civil engineering students work with university student organization to drill mechanized wells for safe water sources in Northern Ghana Ullo is a small village. So small, in fact, that you may have trouble finding it with a Google Maps search. This small village in the northern region of Ghana is where two civil engineering students …Continue reading “Engineers Without Borders – Iowa State University Chapter brings water to Ullo, Ghana”

Iowa State’s Engineers Without Borders constructs drinking water system in Ghana

Iowa State University’s Engineers Without Borders has returned to the village of Ullo, in northwest Ghana, to continue a project to extend the availability of drinking water from the four-month “wet season” to a year-round supply. “”To say that my life has been changed by this opportunity seems like such an understatement,” said Kelsey Brandt, a senior in chemical engineering, who also travelled to Ullo both in 2014 and 2016. “The second my feet hit that dusty ground, I felt at home.”

ISU’s Engineers Without Borders aims to ease water procurement in West African village

One Iowa State University student group aims to use its engineering expertise to provide a safe and reliable source of water for a drought-stricken, agriculture-dependent region in West Africa. The ISU chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has worked with officials in the village of Ullo – in northwest Ghana – to provide its roughly …Continue reading “ISU’s Engineers Without Borders aims to ease water procurement in West African village”

Guest post: Creating positive change through engineering and leadership

“The willingness to show up changes us. It makes us a little braver each time.” – Brené Brown Before I even officially chose Iowa State, I was approached by a learning community called Women in Science and Engineering. After hearing more about the program on my campus visit, I quickly made my decision and then …Continue reading “Guest post: Creating positive change through engineering and leadership”

Engineers Without Borders teaches about poverty, water scarcity

This week, Engineers Without Borders aimed to educate the ISU and Ames community about the issue of poverty in and outside of America with Poverty Awareness Week. It started on Monday outside Parks Library with a water walk organized by Engineers Without Borders member Ha Lim Jeong, sophomore in mechanical engineering. Participants pumped water into a …Continue reading “Engineers Without Borders teaches about poverty, water scarcity”

CoE alumnus performs pioneering research, assists developing nations

Combining a deep passion for engineering with a strong desire to support advancement in developing nations, Nathan Johnson, a 2004 graduate of the College of Engineering, uses his technical skills to aid development in some of the poorest regions in the world. It’s a pattern that started early in his academic career. After completing a …Continue reading “CoE alumnus performs pioneering research, assists developing nations”

Iowa State’s engineering brand

Especially in the digital age of marketing, it has become increasingly true that brand is determined by audience perception. Sure, you can try to influence that perception, but what people think of you—and what they tell others—carries the most weight. In the College of Engineering, we like what people are saying about us. A few …Continue reading “Iowa State’s engineering brand”

Students learn more than materials engineering in Mali

The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society member journal JOM featured a story about Iowa State engineering students working on projects in Mali, Africa.

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