Materials engineering graduates branch out for new studies and new locations

This weekend during commencement, an anticipated 3,823 undergraduates will join the ranks of Iowa State alumni. For two materials engineering students, the education and experiences they acquired here at Iowa State will propel them forward into new adventures as Ph.D. students. Jake Sporrer will head to the University of California-Berkeley to pursue a Ph.D. in … Continue reading Materials engineering graduates branch out for new studies and new locations

APEX E created for incoming engineering students

APEX, a longstanding summer bridge program for multicultural students, now features an offshoot program, called APEXE. Within APEX as a whole, 40-50 incoming Iowa State freshmen who apply for the program are annually chosen to participate in the eight week summer program that provides opportunities for course work, dorm-life, and social activities. APEXE seeks to build … Continue reading APEX E created for incoming engineering students

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Greenwood gift will establish endowed department chair in College of Engineering

Iowa State University’s College of Engineering has established the Greenwood Department Chair in Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. This prestigious position will further enhance the college’s reputation as an academic leader in educating future engineers. This gift was made possible by Donald and Sharon Greenwood who elevated previous donations to the $2 million level required … Continue reading Greenwood gift will establish endowed department chair in College of Engineering

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Iowa Learning Farms and ISU Extension host field day

Farmers from all over gathered at the Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Farm on Thursday, August 25, to participate in a field day hosted by Iowa Learning Farms, ISU Research and Demonstration Farms, and ISU Extension. The field day was focused on educating farmers on strip-tillage and demonstrating precision agriculture technology, a system … Continue reading Iowa Learning Farms and ISU Extension host field day

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ECpE student receives IEEE award

Electrical engineering PhD candidate Yang Li has been selected to receive an IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award for his proposal “Design of a Non-Metallic, Low-Loss Metamaterial Planar Superlens at Microwave Frequency.” The award includes a $2,500 fellowship. Li’s proposal involves creating a planar lens for super-resolution imaging (a ‘superlens’) by three-dimensional arrays … Continue reading ECpE student receives IEEE award

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Chaudhary’s quest to improve organic solar cell efficiency gains traction with new approach and funding

An engineering professor’s plan to introduce ferroelectrics into the organic layers used to fabricate polymer solar cells may be the ingredient that could make the technology available to consumers in the very near future. Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Sumit Chaudhary says ferroelectric materials, which act like dipoles with a positive and negative … Continue reading Chaudhary’s quest to improve organic solar cell efficiency gains traction with new approach and funding