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ME senior helps organize a record-breaking game of knockout

Brian Capesius, a senior in mechanical engineering, came up with an idea to try to break the knockout record last May. On Tuesday, March 8, 2011, his idea became a reality. Gathering at Hilton Coliseum, 360 students, staff, and faculty became the greatest number of people to play the basketball game of knockout. They will submit their achievement to … Continue reading ME senior helps organize a record-breaking game of knockout

ME, IMSE student honored with Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award

On February 25, 2011, Carl Kirpes, a senior in mechanical engineering and industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, was presented with the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award. Kirpes was among five seniors who received the honor. The award was presented during the Iowa State University Alumni Association’s board of director’s luncheon, and the awardees will … Continue reading ME, IMSE student honored with Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award

ME student helps advance water treatment in India

To help spread the public health message about the importance of clean water, a mechanical engineering undergraduate student at Iowa State University made a month-long visit to India beginning on December 12. Colton Kennedy worked with an Indian organization to develop communication materials to accompany home water filters. Kennedy was the recipient of the Laura … Continue reading ME student helps advance water treatment in India

Diagnostics at the heart of clean energy technologies

Understanding the details of non-equilibrium gas-phase chemistry in novel combustion and plasma systems is important for meeting current and future challenges in clean energy technologies. Terry Meyer, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is planning to study these details with a new laser diagnostic tool that has the potential to extract key information under reacting … Continue reading Diagnostics at the heart of clean energy technologies

ME alum wins SAE International/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer Award

Andrew McKean, a structural analyst  for the John Deere Construction & Forestry Division, Dubuque Works, was honored with the 2010 SAE International/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer Award during the SAE 2010 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition, held last fall in Rosemont, Ill. McKean holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State … Continue reading ME alum wins SAE International/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer Award

ME student wins ASME paper award

Tim Morgan, a concurrent BSME/MBA student, recently won the ASME Fluids Engineering Division 2010 Young Engineering Paper Contest with his paper titled “X-ray Particle Tracking of Dense Particle Motion in a Vibration-Excited Granular Bed.” He presented the paper at the 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Vancouver, BC, November 12-18. The award was … Continue reading ME student wins ASME paper award

Mechanical engineering students exhibit projects at Design Expo

Mechanical engineering students exhibited projects they have worked on since August at the first Design Expo at Howe Hall. “The purpose is to showcase all the work that the students have done this semester on design projects,” said Dr. Erin MacDonald, assistant professor of mechanical engineering. “They work so hard to have these tangible outcomes … Continue reading Mechanical engineering students exhibit projects at Design Expo