The Center for Nondestructive Evaluation and University Museums partnered in the conservation of Start to Finish, a large sculpture representing the research, collaboration and innovation that takes place at the Applied Science Complex. Conservators with the University of Northern Iowa’s Public Art Incubator sandblasted the original paint, removed rust from within the columns and carefully repainted the sculpture to exactly match the paint to the artist’s original intent.
Strong connections link engineering with the performing arts, according to one industrial engineering student. Emily Oldham, a junior pursuing a double degree in industrial engineering and the performing arts, grew up in Rochester, Minnesota, and was involved with the performance side of both dance and theater in elementary and middle school. In high school she …Continue reading “IE student balances her time between the classroom and the stage”
A group of industrial engineering students attended the Cirque Mechanics performance hosted by the Iowa State Center earlier this month. Macie VanNurden, a freshman in IE, was among those in attendance. She won a signed playbill from the performance, entitled 42FT: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels. “It was astounding to see the incredible talent from each …Continue reading “IE students attend Cirque Mechanics performance”
One of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering’s (IMSE) newest faculty members has brought his expertise in operations research with him to Ames. Danial Davarnia joined the IMSE faculty as an assistant professor in fall 2018 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering …Continue reading “IMSE’s Davarnia brings his focus on operations research to Iowa State”
Being more than 1,300 miles from home, art is what keeps junior mechanical engineering student Ben Levine from becoming homesick. Levine is originally from Mansfield, Mass. – about halfway between Boston and Providence, R.I. – and he moved to Ames two years ago to study mechanical engineering at Iowa State. His decision to choose ISU …Continue reading “ME student applies engineering knowledge in his artwork”
The four-story foyer in the biorenewables complex was partially filled this month with a three-story suspended sculpture, Floating World, by artist Ralph Helmick of suburban Boston.