Tag: Iowa

Bringing Captain America’s shield and other movie memorabilia to a living room near you

At just 23 years old, Grayson Burgess’s company has already generated more than a quarter million dollars in sales. Burgess, senior in mechanical engineering, founded Comic Sandwiches, an Iowa-based company that designs and manufactures movie-quality replicas, props and memorabilia for fans of comic books and superheroes. His customers range from diehard comic book and superhero … Continue reading Bringing Captain America’s shield and other movie memorabilia to a living room near you

Engineering research project studies active shooter situations in schools

Researchers at Iowa State University are using their expertise to create a system that will provide students, teachers, police officers and others with accurate, real-time information in the event of an active shooter situation in a school. Soumik Sarkar, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is serving as the Primary Investigator (PI) at the Iowa State … Continue reading Engineering research project studies active shooter situations in schools

Bringing research expertise in fluids and energy

Incoming mechanical engineering faculty member looks to establish a research niche combining fluids and energy at Iowa State University Returning to Ames and conducting research at Iowa State University will be something of a homecoming for incoming mechanical engineering faculty member. Todd Kingston grew up in North Bend, Nebraska, about three hours west of Ames. … Continue reading Bringing research expertise in fluids and energy

Generating power and leadership

Armed with a fresh bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, Cynthia Lord headed east, joining Consolidated Edison of New York as a rotational engineer, where she worked with aspects of engineering and operations as well as marketing and finance. An early internship with Iowa Power and Light piqued her interest in the electric generation industry, … Continue reading Generating power and leadership

John B. Slater – war veteran, engineer, environmentalist, philanthropist and more

John Billings Slater was born in Chicago, Illinois, on Oct. 10, 1921. He earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1938 and the following year graduated from Lane Tech High School. He then made the more than 300-mile trek west to Ames, Iowa, where he attended Iowa State College (as it was then called). As a … Continue reading John B. Slater – war veteran, engineer, environmentalist, philanthropist and more

Liggett Family Legacy – Part III: John M. Liggett

A 1999 article in Visions magazine, produced by the Iowa State University Alumni Association, informed many aspects of the reporting in this four-part series Though his father and grandfather’s interest in mechanical engineering may have played some role in his decision to attend Iowa State, John M. Liggett admits he was attracted to the school … Continue reading Liggett Family Legacy – Part III: John M. Liggett

Liggett Family Legacy – Part II: John R. (Jack) Liggett

A 1999 article in Visions magazine, produced by the Iowa State University Alumni Association, informed many aspects of the reporting in this four-part series John R. (Jack) Liggett followed in the footsteps of his father, John T. Liggett, by pursuing studies in mechanical engineering (ME) at Iowa State College. Nearly half a world away, the … Continue reading Liggett Family Legacy – Part II: John R. (Jack) Liggett

Juggling batons, engineering, sorority life and more

Imagine having roughly 120,000 eyes on you as you perform during halftime at a football game. This is almost a weekly occurrence for industrial engineering sophomore Alexis Ashton during the fall. Ashton is one of the Feature Twirlers for the Iowa State University Cyclone Football ‘Varsity’ Marching Band, which performs at all Cyclone home football … Continue reading Juggling batons, engineering, sorority life and more

From playing under the lights, to helping to design them

Much like the game of football, all components on an engineering design must work together to achieve an end goal. Having played football for a better part of his life, mechanical engineering (ME) senior Nate Van Veldhuizen understands the parallels between the game he loves and the material that he learns in the classroom. “One … Continue reading From playing under the lights, to helping to design them

Incoming ME professor brings energy research program to Iowa State

During an era before the internet, Cary Pint remembers building ham radio antennae and designing electrical systems that allowed the young broadcaster to communicate with people all over the world. Pint, who will join the mechanical engineering (ME) faculty at Iowa State University for the spring 2020 semester, said that working on this radio equipment … Continue reading Incoming ME professor brings energy research program to Iowa State