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Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Courtney Smyth

Courtney Smyth Major: Mechanical engineering Minor: Biomedical engineering GPA: 4.0 Hometown: Solon, Iowa Career goal: Work in a clinic as a CPO (Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist) to help patients in regaining their mobility, as well as being a lecturer/faculty member for one of the prosthetics and orthotics master’s programs across the country. Clubs/activities: Honors Program Student Ambassador, … Continue reading Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Courtney Smyth

Caterpillar crowdsourcing event demonstrates students’ innovative capabilities

Student organizations work on real-life design challenge The College of Engineering hosted its first ever crowdsourcing day with Caterpillar on April 11, 2015. Seven student organizations that work with engineering design were invited to participate in this full-day challenge to solve a real problem the company was facing. Students were charged with developing a new … Continue reading Caterpillar crowdsourcing event demonstrates students’ innovative capabilities

Fall 2014 named faculty positions continue tradition of excellence in engineering

With the 2014-2015 academic year well under way, several newly and reappointed named faculty appointments within Iowa State’s College of Engineering are able to bring creativity and insight to students and research activity thanks to many generous donors. The college believes named positions help retain and recruit great faculty while also inspiring leadership, innovative research and … Continue reading Fall 2014 named faculty positions continue tradition of excellence in engineering

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Guest post: Two new engineering programs accredited, 10 reaccredited

Part of continually improving the educational opportunities offered by the College of Engineering is to have an external review of our degree programs. This review, performed by ABET, gives us insight into the quality of our programs that we can use as a benchmark moving forward. In preparation for this process, a number of faculty … Continue reading Guest post: Two new engineering programs accredited, 10 reaccredited

Iowa State introduces new engineering management graduate program

A new master’s program in engineering management will soon be offered at Iowa State. The master’s degree, which was recently approved by the Iowa Board of Regents, consists of 30 credits, split evenly between courses from the College of Engineering and the College of Business. “Creating the program was initially motivated by our engineering alumni … Continue reading Iowa State introduces new engineering management graduate program

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New Leadership Certificate in Engineering

In collaboration with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS), the College of Engineering has created a new opportunity for engineering students: the Leadership Certificate in Engineering. The certificate is an engineering-focused track in the existing Leadership Certificate Program in LAS. The certificate was created in response to industry needs. “We are hearing from … Continue reading New Leadership Certificate in Engineering

College remains in top 25 percent of U.S. News graduate school rankings

Iowa State University’s College of Engineering ranks No. 45 in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, placing it again in the top 25 percent of all engineering graduate programs. Among public institutions, Iowa State maintained its rank of 25th overall. “Iowa State’s College of Engineering is proud and honored … Continue reading College remains in top 25 percent of U.S. News graduate school rankings

College’s cabinet in place

The College of Engineering’s announcement in October that Dr. Gary Mirka has been promoted to the position of associate dean for undergraduate and graduate education capped a period of administrative changes that began last spring. Mirka, currently the John Ryder Professor and Department Chair of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, moves into the associate dean’s … Continue reading College’s cabinet in place

Commitment to service

The flooding that overwhelmed Ames on August 10 caused widespread damage and disruption, with few citizens left untouched. While there were countless episodes of neighbors helping one another or citizens making small sacrifices for the greater good, a few examples of going above and beyond were found among College of Engineering faculty. On August 11, … Continue reading Commitment to service

Engineering college appoints Mirka associate dean for education

The Iowa State University College of Engineering has named Gary Mirka the college’s associate dean for undergraduate and graduate education, effective January 3, 2011. Mirka, the John Ryder Professor and Department Chair of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE), has been at Iowa State since 2007. Mirka will oversee student services, which includes undergraduate recruiting, … Continue reading Engineering college appoints Mirka associate dean for education