MSE graduate student is selected as a 2017-2018 Trinect Fellow

Kara Lind, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been selected as a Trinect Fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year. This fellowship is funded by the National Science Foundation and provides support to graduate students within the College of Engineering.  As a fellow, Lind will work in elementary schools one … Continue reading MSE graduate student is selected as a 2017-2018 Trinect Fellow

Iowa State engineers turn LEGO bricks into a scientific tool to study plant growth

Ludovico Cademartiri had what seemed like an impossibly demanding list of requirements for his lab equipment. The Iowa State University assistant professor of materials science and engineering wants to understand environmental effects on plant growth, specifically how variations in climate and soil characteristics affect root growth. That requires highly controlled environments that expose whole plants to environmental … Continue reading Iowa State engineers turn LEGO bricks into a scientific tool to study plant growth