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Gift to create Peterson Endowment for Geo-Construction Innovation at Iowa State University

Co-founder and principal of Peterson Contractors, Inc., Gale M. “Cork” Peterson, Jr., and his family, have given a generous gift to establish the Peterson Endowment for Geo-Construction Innovation at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE). The endowment will be used in a multi-prong approach to further research, teaching and industry …Continue reading “Gift to create Peterson Endowment for Geo-Construction Innovation at Iowa State University”

ME’s Pint and team receives international recognition

Cary L. Pint, Charles Schafer (Battelle) Chair of Engineering and an associate professor of mechanical engineering, was recently honored for groundbreaking innovations. First, Pint and his team were designated as winners of a prestigious 2020 R & D 100 Award in the Mechanical/Materials category. This is a worldwide competition that highlights revolutionary technologies as judged …Continue reading “ME’s Pint and team receives international recognition”

Inspired by Batman’s ingenuity, Cyclone brothers team up to start their own company

In “The Dark Knight” movie trilogy, Bruce Wayne (i.e. Batman without the mask) ventures into the Applied Sciences division of Wayne Enterprises. This is where he develops his unique, innovative tools for fighting crime in Gotham City. As major movie buffs and aspiring entrepreneurs, this served as the inspiration for the Jensen brothers when they …Continue reading “Inspired by Batman’s ingenuity, Cyclone brothers team up to start their own company”

Q&A with Cole Jensen

Cole Jensen graduated with his B.S. in mechanical engineering in 2020 and now co-manages the company he and his brother founded, Jensen Applied Sciences. Why did you choose to attend ISU? I have always heard about Iowa State’s good engineering school and really liked the tour I went on, so I ‘Chose my Adventure’ at …Continue reading “Q&A with Cole Jensen”

Q&A with Dillon Jensen

Dillon Jensen in a student in computer science and he plans to complete his B.S. in Spring 2021. Along with his brother, he co-manages the company they founded, Jensen Applied Sciences. Why did you choose to attend ISU? Iowa State is a great school for engineering and STEM in general. I felt confident their computer …Continue reading “Q&A with Dillon Jensen”

Winners announced for 2020 engineering pitch competition

Winners have been announced for the College of Engineering pitch competition that took place inside the Student Innovation Center on Feb. 21. In the Existing Business Idea category, Cole Jensen (senior, mechanical engineering) took first place while a team including Nathan Kopp (freshman, mechanical engineering) was runner-up. In the New Idea category, Charles Cremault (sophomore, …Continue reading “Winners announced for 2020 engineering pitch competition”

New courses give Cyclone Engineers product development toolkit and experience

New courses taught by successful entrepreneur Jim Fay (’74 chem engr) will teach Cyclone Engineers the skills needed to do innovative intrapreneurial or entrepreneurial product development.

Engineering student duo wins Best New Innovation award at Iowa State’s Innovation Pitch Competition

Jakub Hladlk, junior in computer engineering, and Tim Lindquist, junior in electrical engineering, won the Best New Innovation award at the 5th annual Iowa State Innovation Pitch Competition for their Project Icarus, an innovative and intuitive unmanned aerial system flying interface.

Steve Koenck and Joe Musil: Cyclone engineers and patent powerhouses

Two Cyclone engineers. More than 200 patents. A hands-on Iowa State learning experience that started it all. Steve Koenck (elec engr ‘73, MS ’74) and Joe Musil (mech engr ’72) met as Iowa State engineering students in 1970 when they both were working in the College of Engineering’s fabrication machine shop. “Pretty much every hour …Continue reading “Steve Koenck and Joe Musil: Cyclone engineers and patent powerhouses”

Two MSE and ISU Startup Factory Companies Receive IEDA Innovation Funding

Two startups from cohort one, Sep-All and SAFI-Tech, are led by Dr. Martin Thuo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Sep-All is co-founded by Christophe Frankiewicz, and SAFI-Tech is co-founded by Ian Tevis. Both Frankiewicz and Tevis are Affiliate Assistant Professors in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Six Ames-Based …Continue reading “Two MSE and ISU Startup Factory Companies Receive IEDA Innovation Funding”

Ames Laboratory scientist inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

This story was originally published by Ames Laboratory. Iver Anderson also holds an adjunct position in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.  Iver Anderson, senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) on May 4, 2017. Anderson joins 14 other inductees …Continue reading “Ames Laboratory scientist inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame”

AR not just for Pokemon Go!

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a UI LABS collaboration, today announced that it has issued seven national applied research, development, and demonstration awards. These projects address several digital manufacturing and design topics, including augmented reality for use on manufacturing shop floors and on wearable and mobile devices.

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