Chloe McPherson: National publications chairperson

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Chloe McPherson has made great strides as an Iowa State University student and as the NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) national publications chairperson.

Ana-Paula Correia named ELO Faculty Fellow

Ana-Paula Correia, associate professor in the School of Education and faculty member of the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) program, has been selected as a Faculty Fellow in ISU’s Engineering-LAS Online Learning (ELO) for 2015-2016. As ELO’s first Faculty Fellow, Correia will work to establish a research framework to support Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) … Continue reading Ana-Paula Correia named ELO Faculty Fellow

Professor Emeritus Jim Bernard continues work after retirement

Growing up in Royal Oak, Michigan, near “Motor City” and being surrounded by “automobile people,” fueled Jim Bernard’s love for cars. It was also the start of his career in automobile handling, during which time he examined vehicle models using computers to predict the outcomes of various situations. Bernard—distinguished professor emeritus of mechanical engineering—earned his … Continue reading Professor Emeritus Jim Bernard continues work after retirement

Iowa State, Ames Lab engineers develop real-time, 3-D teleconferencing technology

Nik Karpinsky quickly tapped out a few computer commands until Zeus, in all his bearded and statuesque glory, appeared in the middle of a holographic glass panel mounted to an office desk. The white statue stared back at Karpinsky. Then a hand appeared and turned the full-size head to the right and to the left. … Continue reading Iowa State, Ames Lab engineers develop real-time, 3-D teleconferencing technology

Gilbert combines interests in cognitive science and emerging technologies

Stephen Gilbert’s fascination with technology and cognitive science has led him to his current role as  assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE), associate director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC), and a member of Iowa State’s Human Computer Interaction (HCI) research group. Gilbert started his college career at Princeton … Continue reading Gilbert combines interests in cognitive science and emerging technologies

Iowa State’s METaL lab develops multiple ways to experience virtual reality

Iowa State University doctoral students Leif Berg and Ryan Pavlik handed over a Wii Remote and a pair of 3-D glasses. A visitor to Iowa State’s newest virtual reality lab – METaL, the Multimodal Experience Testbed and Laboratory – took the tools and began walking the virtual floor of a factory. And there, to the … Continue reading Iowa State’s METaL lab develops multiple ways to experience virtual reality

Inside the MiniCym

Portable simulator helps to create safer driving experience

The Center for Transportation Research and Education (CTRE) at the Institute for Transportation (InTrans) is helping to make the roads safer with the “MiniCym,” a quarter-cab driver simulator. “This is a tool that will help us explore new areas of researched related to road safety and human factors,” said Shashi Nambisan, professor of civil, construction … Continue reading Portable simulator helps to create safer driving experience