Student meshes IE with entrepreneurial studies for an unconventional goal

Allison Theisen, senior in Industrial Engineering, is diversifying her undergraduate degree program at Iowa State University with an entrepreneurial studies minor. As the director of social enrichment for her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, Theisen planned a lot of different events for about 300 people, and she found that the social and planning aspects of the job appealed to her. Theisen always wanted to pursue … Continue reading Student meshes IE with entrepreneurial studies for an unconventional goal

A peek inside Marston Hall

Interior demolition work at Marston Hall, which began in December, will continue this summer and wrap up in September. Crews are removing three to four dump truck loads of brick and tile every day, a wheel barrow at a time, as load-bearing walls are replaced with steel columns and beams.

Artifacts found as Marston renovation continues

Marston Hall continues its 60,000 square feet renovation, and construction workers have found several unique artifacts during the excavation process. The first artifact, a plate found under the floor by the dean’s office, is believed to be pottery made prior to 1897 by Alfred Meakin (Ltd.), Royal Albert, Victoria, and Highgate Potteries, Tunstall. The pottery … Continue reading Artifacts found as Marston renovation continues

Interior demolition at Marston begins next month

Written by Anne Krapfl. All of the furniture is removed and asbestos abatement is complete in Marston Hall, which closed in early August for an 18-month renovation. Crews have removed old mechanical systems from the basement, which exists only under the west rotunda, and currently are pouring concrete walls and tunnels on the west side … Continue reading Interior demolition at Marston begins next month

Alumni and Friends Show Enthusiastic Support for Marston Hall Transformation

Graduates of the Iowa State University College of Engineering and other friends who know the college and the profession well are some of the biggest supporters of the Marston Hall revitalization. These alumni and friends recognize a state-of-the-art facility is needed to address the exciting growth and evolving educational needs of the college. They are … Continue reading Alumni and Friends Show Enthusiastic Support for Marston Hall Transformation

Marston Hall renovation plan moving forward

The College of Engineering received good news following the March 7 capital projects advisory committee (CPAC) meeting when President Leath approved our request to proceed with renovation planning and fundraising for historic Marston Hall. The university also committed dollars from central funding to help support this effort. Marston Hall is in great need of repair … Continue reading Marston Hall renovation plan moving forward