Tag: Graduation

Reflections from the dean on another successful academic year

One of the great satisfactions for college deans is seeing their students awarded diplomas on graduation day. The Iowa State commencement ceremonies on May 8 and 9 were as exciting for me as they were for our students and their families. Another group of future engineering leaders will move on to their successful careers or … Continue reading Reflections from the dean on another successful academic year

ISU women graduating in science and engineering ride Peggy’s lab coattails into the future

This fall, 4,911 women major in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) disciplines at Iowa State University. Those graduating Dec. 21 will hear commencement speaker Peggy Whitson, a biochemist-astronaut who trailblazed her way from small-town Iowa to record-setting space expeditions and NASA leadership. Whitson was probably a departure from the norm when she graduated in biology/chemistry … Continue reading ISU women graduating in science and engineering ride Peggy’s lab coattails into the future

Kyle Debelak, Student Marshal

Student marshal and outstanding senior nominees to be honored at fall commencement

Kyle Debelak, senior in materials engineering, has been named the College of Engineering student marshal for the fall 2011 commencement ceremonies scheduled for December 17. He will be accompanied by Steve Martin, Distinguished Professor of materials science and engineering (MSE). Debelak will graduate with honors in materials engineering—with an emphasis on ceramics and polymers—and German. … Continue reading Student marshal and outstanding senior nominees to be honored at fall commencement

Father, son both celebrate graduation from Iowa State University

The saying “like father, like son” for the Berbano family of Ames means a double graduation from Iowa State University this weekend, with father Orville Berbano earning a master’s degree in business and son Seth receiving his bachelor’s degree in materials engineering. The Berbanos were among the estimated 3,367 students who were awarded degrees from … Continue reading Father, son both celebrate graduation from Iowa State University