Earning a nickname can be a rite of passage for any freshman, rookie, or other newcomer, and for one mechanical engineering alum that rite of passage occurred within the first week of his new job. Adam “The Purple Squirrel” Carlson landed a job with Ford in January 2014, after finishing a dual degree in mechanical … Continue reading Nickname signifies rarity of skill set for ME alum
Tag: Industrial Design
On a warm spring day, Iowa State’s campus appears to swell with people. Eager to enjoy the outdoors after a long winter, students pack the sidewalks and roadways as they head to their next class. CyRide drivers carefully navigate the crowded streets, keeping a wary eye out for distracted students that jaywalk in front of their bus.
A research and outreach collaboration led by Iowa State’s Department of Industrial Design has designed an amazingly simple product that could save hundreds of farmers lives in Iowa alone. They have developed a prototype of a device that addresses one aspect of tractor rollover fatalities: response time. The tractor-mounted communications device alerts family and emergency … Continue reading Industrial design class tackles tractor rollover safety products and outreach