ME’s Wickert pens advice column for first-year college students

ISU senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert recently published a column in the Des Moines Register providing advice for first-year college students and their parents. Wickert, who also serves as a mechanical engineering professor, writes: “We want you to succeed. While you need to put in the hours and effort, we are there to teach, mentor … Continue reading ME’s Wickert pens advice column for first-year college students

Mallapragada recognized as Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in university ceremony

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Dr. Surya Mallapragada has been officially recognized as Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering in the University Awards ceremony. She was presented with a framed certificate by Iowa State University President Steven Leath and Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert. The title of distinguished professor honors exemplary … Continue reading Mallapragada recognized as Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in university ceremony

Iowa State, University of Northern Iowa partner on dual degree program

On February 25th, Iowa State and the University of Northern Iowa signed an agreement that will allow students to complete a physics degree in three years at the University of Northern Iowa before transferring to Iowa State for two final years to complete an engineering degree. This program, called a “3+2″option, will allow students to graduate … Continue reading Iowa State, University of Northern Iowa partner on dual degree program

Surya Mallapragada is inaugural “Carol’s Chair” in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Dr. Surya Mallapragada has been recognized as the inaugural Carol Vohs Johnson Chair (“Carol’s Chair”) in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Donor Jack R. Johnson and Dr. Mallapragada were joined in a ceremony by Iowa State University Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan A. Wickert; Sarah Rajala, Dean of the College of Engineering; CBE department faculty … Continue reading Surya Mallapragada is inaugural “Carol’s Chair” in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Iowa State joins national alliance to help more low-income, first-generation students to graduate

Iowa State University recently joined with 10 other public research universities in launching a first-ever project to expand the use of highly successful, innovative programs designed to help more students complete a college education. Formation of the University Innovation Alliance was announced Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Washington, D.C. Iowa State will share best practices in its … Continue reading Iowa State joins national alliance to help more low-income, first-generation students to graduate

Delegation to India returns to Iowa

Numerous possibilities could come as a result of desired relations between India and Iowa, although all developments are currently in preliminary stages. Jonathan Wickert, senior vice president and provost, Mufit Akinc, interim dean of the college of engineering, and Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the college of agriculture and life sciences, represented Iowa State in the … Continue reading Delegation to India returns to Iowa

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Engineering college honors Wickert as he moves to Provost office

On July 17, 2012, colleagues across the College of Engineering gathered in Marston Hall to wish Jonathan Wickert well on his next endeavor – becoming the next senior vice president and provost at Iowa State. The event, hosted by the college’s department chairs and associate deans, was held to honor the outstanding leadership and service to students, … Continue reading Engineering college honors Wickert as he moves to Provost office

Mufit Akinc

Akinc named interim dean of Iowa State University’s College of Engineering

Professor Mufit Akinc, a faculty member at Iowa State University since 1981, has been named interim dean of the College of Engineering effective July 30. He succeeds Jonathan Wickert, who will assume the role of senior vice president and provost at Iowa State on the same date. “I am very pleased that Mufit has agreed … Continue reading Akinc named interim dean of Iowa State University’s College of Engineering

Wickert named senior vice president and provost at Iowa State

Jonathan Wickert, dean of the College of Engineering at Iowa State University, has been tapped to become ISU’s next senior vice president and provost. President Steven Leath selected Wickert to become Iowa State’s chief academic officer following a national search. The appointment is subject to approval by the Iowa Board of Regents. Wickert will assume … Continue reading Wickert named senior vice president and provost at Iowa State

Caroline Hayes named chair of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University

Caroline Hayes named mechanical engineering chair

Caroline Hayes has been named the College of Engineering’s next chair of mechanical engineering. She will also hold the positions of professor of mechanical engineering, and Lynn Gleason Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering. Her appointment will begin October 1, 2012. Hayes, a native of Pennsylvania, holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. She … Continue reading Caroline Hayes named mechanical engineering chair