Tag: heat transfer

Undergraduate research experience launches ME student to NASA internship

As someone who benefited greatly from the encouragement she received to pursue studies in STEM, mechanical engineering senior Olivia Tyrrell wants other girls and women to also be inspired to go into STEM. Tyrrell grew up in Downers Grove, Ill. Though she always had an interest in science as a child, it was a visit … Continue reading Undergraduate research experience launches ME student to NASA internship

Applying mechanical engineering to pharmaceutical research

Conducting research within the field of pharmaceuticals might be the last place you’d expect to find a mechanical engineer but Michael Olsen would prove you wrong. Olsen, a professor of mechanical engineering (ME) at Iowa State University, is getting ready to begin his newest research project with his colleague Dennis Vigil, professor of chemical and … Continue reading Applying mechanical engineering to pharmaceutical research

Recent paper advances research in the field of heat transfer

A team of researchers have developed a novel way of distinguishing the atomic and molecular level thermal non-equilibrium in nanoscale materials, which can have a significant impact in the area of heat transfer according to one Iowa State University professor. Xinwei Wang, professor of mechanical engineering (ME) at Iowa State, was one of the authors … Continue reading Recent paper advances research in the field of heat transfer

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ME faculty, staff developing methods for teaching hands-on labs via the internet

Well before the COVID-19 pandemic vastly altered the everyday lives of people across the globe, a group of mechanical engineering (ME) faculty and staff at Iowa State University were working on ways to bring virtual, hands-on labs into the homes of students via the internet. In 2012, Jonathan Wickert, then dean of Iowa State’s College … Continue reading ME faculty, staff developing methods for teaching hands-on labs via the internet

Assistant professor receives ASEE Mechanical Engineering Division New Educator Award

Since he joined Iowa State in 2012, Ganesh Balasubramanian, an assistant professor in mechanical engineering, has been working on developing and implementing learning content for the next generation of students, scientists, and engineers that integrates research with education. He says tying research with student learning is increasingly important and inevitable given the speed of scientific … Continue reading Assistant professor receives ASEE Mechanical Engineering Division New Educator Award