Engineering makes an impact everywhere, even in marching band

IMSE student shows how the two seemingly different activities go hand in hand  Comparing marching band to engineering may seem like comparing apples to oranges, but Joseph Schneider, senior in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering and second-year drum major of the Iowa State University Cyclone Football “Varsity” Marching Band, tells us otherwise. In fact, he [Continue Reading…]

Gül Kremer named chair of Iowa State’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Gül Kremer has been named the C.G. “Turk” & Joyce A. Therkildsen Department Chair in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University. Her appointment officially begins Aug. 16. Since 2013, Kremer has held the position of professor of engineering design and industrial engineering at The Pennsylvania State University; and program officer in the [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State University alumni make gift for endowed department chair

Ames, Iowa – An Iowa State University alumni couple has made a generous gift to establish the C. G. “Turk” and Joyce A. Therkildsen Department Chair in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. An endowed department chair will have a substantial, permanent impact for the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. The position honors the [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State is first U.S. student team to win international data mining competition

A team of Iowa State University graduate students topped 98 other universities from 28 countries to capture first place in the 15th annual Data Mining Cup. Read more about the competition here. 

IE student named Wallace E Barron All-University Senior

Industrial engineering senior Benjamin Paul Jacobson recently received the Wallace E Barron Award All-University Senior Award. The award is an honor of the Iowa State Alumni Association and recognizes five outstanding seniors who display high character, outstanding achievement in academics and university/community involvement and promise to continue these exemplary qualities as alumni. Jacobson is the [Continue Reading…]

Evaluating how information is perceived in automated systems

As automated systems are evolving, they are becoming more capable of making substantial decisions. Michael Dorneich says allowing the systems to have more responsibility and authority can improve safety and performance because actions are tailored to the particulars of a current situation. Because of that enormous potential, Dorneich, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, studies [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State named member of FAA Center of Excellence

Iowa State University has been named by the Federal Aviation Administration to a team of universities forming a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence for general aviation. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made the announcement Thursday, September 27. The team is called the FAA Center of Excellence Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility, and [Continue Reading…]

Wind Energy Manufacturing Lab helps Iowa State engineers improve wind power

A laser in Iowa State University’s Wind Energy Manufacturing Laboratory scanned layer after layer of the flexible fiberglass fabric used to make wind turbine blades. A computer took the laser readings and calculated how dozens of the layers would fit and flow over the curves of a mold used to manufacture a blade. And if there was [Continue Reading…]

Recycling nuclear waste makes sense for energy future

Carolyn Heising, professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, discusses the benefits of recycling used fuel from power reactors, and why it’s a good idea for our country to consider in a guest column in the Cedar Rapids Gazette. One of the arguments against recycling the waste is a risk of plutonium being more accessible. [Continue Reading…]

Twelve join CoE faculty

This academic year, the College of Engineering is welcoming 12 new faculty members within several departments, including civil, construction, and environmental engineering; electrical and computer engineering; industrial and manufacturing systems engineering; materials science and engineering; and mechanical engineering. Check out Innovate for profiles of the 10 newest members who started this fall. Two additional faculty [Continue Reading…]

CoE faculty, staff, alumni reflect on 9/11 anniversary

The September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were a defining moment in America’s history. Among the devastation and destruction emerged a sense of community, with citizens reaching out to strangers, neighbors, and anyone in need, to help in any way they could. The impact of the attacks was felt across [Continue Reading…]

Terpenny will lead industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at Iowa State

The College of Engineering has selected Dr. Janis Terpenny to chair the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE).  She will also be the inaugural holder of the Joseph Walkup Professorship in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Terpenny is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and in the Department of Engineering Education [Continue Reading…]