College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Thousands to attend Iowa FIRST LEGO® League State Championship this weekend

The annual Iowa FIRST LEGO® League State Championship Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14 and 15, at Iowa State University’s College of Engineering. Read more about the championship here. Check out these stories about the event: Teams put LEGO robots to the test at ISU More than 750 kids gather for FIRST Lego League

Howe holds lecture in atrium

Students of Aerospace Engineering 160 may have noticed they aren’t attending a traditional lecture. This fall, rather than cramming into a classroom or piling into a lecture hall, these soon-to-be engineers are taking a course at Howe Hall in the atrium. “We wanted to do something very different,” said Richard Wlezien, professor and chairman of the department …Continue reading “Howe holds lecture in atrium”

Local FIRST LEGO team wins Global Innovation Award

A prosthetic device created by a Girl Scout team from Ames and Gilbert―known as the “Flying Monkeys”―has earned the team the inaugural FIRST Global Innovation Award, presented by the X PRIZE Foundation. The Flying Monkeys will receive up to $20,000 from the X PRIZE Foundation toward patenting their invention, called the BOB-1. The team submitted …Continue reading “Local FIRST LEGO team wins Global Innovation Award”