Amy Kurr gets recognized at the October 28th Homecoming football game.

MatE student, Amy Kurr, selected as Homecoming Royalty

We have royalty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering- Iowa State University Homecoming Royalty, that is! Iowa State celebrated its 105th Homecoming celebration during the week of October 22-28, 2017. One of the most popular Homecoming traditions includes selecting a Cardinal Court and Homecoming Royalty. Amy Kurr, a senior in materials engineering, was … Continue reading MatE student, Amy Kurr, selected as Homecoming Royalty

ME’s Balasubramanian named 2017 McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year

A Mechanical Engineering faculty member was recently recognized for the strong mentoring relationship he has developed with one of his students.  Assistant professor Ganesh Balasubramanian has been named the 2017 McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year. Balasubramanian was nominated for the award by Mouhamad Diallo, a junior double-majoring in mechanical engineering and materials engineering. “I was truly humbled since … Continue reading ME’s Balasubramanian named 2017 McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year

Q&A with Goldwater Scholarship recipient Mouhamad Diallo

Mouhamad Diallo, a junior double-majoring in mechanical engineering and materials engineering, is one of four Iowa State University students who recently received a Goldwater Scholarship. The scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year and encourages students to pursue careers in STEM research. He recently sat down with us to talk about his upbringing, his current studies, … Continue reading Q&A with Goldwater Scholarship recipient Mouhamad Diallo

Project Director and innovative student leader of MSE guides PrISUm to completion of the world’s first solar utility vehicle

Materials Engineering senior, Matt Goode, from Coggon, Iowa has been leading over 100 students within PrISUm, the solar car team at Iowa State University, in developing the world’s first solar utility vehicle (SUV) named Penumbra. This vehicle will compete in the cruiser class of the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge to race across the Australian … Continue reading Project Director and innovative student leader of MSE guides PrISUm to completion of the world’s first solar utility vehicle

DeWayne Heintz, CCEE alumnus (BSCE2016)

Lifetime learning: CCEE alumnus completes bucket list goal at Iowa State

DeWayne Heintz has been convinced for a long time that Iowa State University (ISU) is unique. “I remember the first time I went to the ISU campus, when my parents took me there on a class visit in February of ’81,” Heintz said. “I just thought it was the most beautiful place I had ever … Continue reading Lifetime learning: CCEE alumnus completes bucket list goal at Iowa State

Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for spring 2016 commencement

Twelve seniors will be honored at this semester’s commencement ceremony Hillary Kletscher, a biological systems engineer from Vesta, Minnesota, is serving as this semester’s College of Engineering Student Marshal during the Spring 2016 commencement ceremony. She will be accompanied by Amy Kaleita, associate professor of biological systems engineering, as she leads the engineering class into … Continue reading Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for spring 2016 commencement

Sisters in Science

Is your sister like a best friend? Is your best friend like a sister? Can she help you with your chem lab? “All of these things,” said Emma and Molly White and Ru-Shyan and Ru-Huey Yen, a pair of twin sisters and close friends who met in high school 16 years ago.

ISU Material Advantage wins Most Outstanding Chapter Award for ninth year

After attending the national Materials Science and Technology Conference held in Pittsburgh from October 7 – 11, the  Iowa State Material Advantage (MA) chapter returned to Ames having received the Most Outstanding Chapter award. This is the ninth consecutive year the organization has earned this award, and MA members say it is a trend they will … Continue reading ISU Material Advantage wins Most Outstanding Chapter Award for ninth year