Started in 2019, Graduates for Advancing Professional Skills (GAPS) is an opportunity for graduate students to close the gap between academic research skills and what their future employer expects. It was born from Jiang’s desire to better equip students with real-world soft skills.
The Iowa State University Material Advantage (MA) Chapter won a Chapter of Excellence Award from the international student program at the 2022 annual Materials Science and Technology Conference held in Pittsburgh last October.
Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) senior Ricardo Ortega made history as the first ever Iowa State student to be selected to receive the prestigious Copper Club Scholarship.
Shan Jiang, associate professor in MSE, wanted a way to connect student’s innovation with entrepreneurship, all while remaining sustainable.
“You can teach a theory, but it is impossible to teach innovation,” Jiang said. “However, if you give students a problem they are engaged in, they will try their best, they will innovate on things they are passionate about. That is the challenge, combining what they learn in the classroom and using topics they are enthusiast about.”
Auliff always felt an affinity toward chemistry and physics, and after falling in love with the park-like atmosphere of Iowa State’s Central Campus on a visit during high school, he started evaluating different engineering departments. MSE was the ideal fit for him.
Vitalij Pecharsky, Ames National Laboratory Scientist and Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Iowa State University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, died on Tuesday, Dec. 20, aged 68.
This past summer Adam Eichhorn, who just started his senior year in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), was able to visit Japan as a part of a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) where he was able to gain valuable research experience before he moves on to graduate school.
NASA has selected five different ground-based proposals to investigate important problems using existing data from the Physical Sciences Informatics System and Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) assistant professor Sid Pathak’s proposal was one of those chosen.
In August, new assistant professor Boyce Chang joined the faculty in the department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). Chang brings extensive experience and research to the department.
Starting in the fall, Lin Zhou will be a new professor for Material Sciences and Engineering. Lin brings years of experience and research to the MSE department.
Starting in the fall, Alina Kirillova will be a new professor for Material Sciences and Engineering (MSE). Alina brings extensive experience and research to the department.
New MSE faculty member Qi An will join the staff this fall.
The Iowa Board of Regents recently approved Shan Jiang’s promotion to associate professor of materials science and engineering with tenure, effective July 1.
A team of Iowa State University engineering students, team SMAlloygator, won the 2021 4th CASMART Student Design Challenge. The challenge, organized by NASA, tasked students with creating a design using shape memory alloy (SMA) technology. This work was also part of the Materials Science and Engineering Senior Design project. The Consortium for the Advancement of …Continue reading “Team SMAlloygator wins CASMART Student Design Challenge”
Going from a smaller university in an urban area to a larger university in a smaller college town might have been difficult for some, but for mechanical engineering graduate student Murtaza “Murt” Zohair the transition was smooth. Zohair is from Aurora, Ill., part of the greater Chicago area. Growing up he was often reading books …Continue reading “Transfer graduate student finds new home at Iowa State”