ME’s Gomes brings her expertise in food safety to ag-focused Iowa

Given her background in food and agricultural engineering, recently hired mechanical engineering associate professor Carmen Gomes feels that she’s bringing something unique to the department. “I believe I can bring my expertise when it comes to chemistry, biology, and interactions with interfaces in materials to the mechanical engineering world,” she said. Gomes excelled at biology, … Continue reading ME’s Gomes brings her expertise in food safety to ag-focused Iowa

PrISUm in Australia: Thomas Burtnett

Thomas Burnett, a mechanical engineering senior from Algona, Iowa, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

FIRST Robotics Team Neutrino

Mechanical engineering graduate Nick Hasto (BSME’17), ME senior Sarah Pinkerton, and Ames High senior Rucha Kelkar (daughter of ME professor Atul Kelkar) discuss their involvement in the Ames/Story County/Iowa State University chapter of FIRST Robotics Team Neutrino. Pinkerton, who is also an alumna of Ames High, was on the founding team in 2012. For more … Continue reading FIRST Robotics Team Neutrino

PrISUm Solar Car Team at the Capitol

PrISUm Solar Car Team president and mechanical engineering student Dylan Neal along with Iowa governor Kim Reynolds discuss PrISUm’s newest model – Penumbra – during a public event at the Iowa state capitol in Des Moines on June 15, 2017.

Alum applies mechanical engineering skills to his restaurant business

Lu Li (BSME’15) discusses his recently-opened restaurant Grandpa Noodle Gallery, how he applies his ME skills to running a business, and why he and his wife chose Ames as the location for their restaurant. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/grandpanoodlegallery/

SWE University – Mechanical Engineering

During the afternoon session of SWE University on July 12, 2017, participants learned about mechanical engineering. ME senior lecturer Jim Heise presented on what a mechanical engineer does and also discussed the role of some significant women in science and engineering throughout history.

ME alum named president of Nanyang Technological University

ME alum Subra Suresh has been named president of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.  Suresh (MSME’79) most recently served as president of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and before that served as director of the National Science Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in First Class with … Continue reading ME alum named president of Nanyang Technological University

ME alum named general manager of Cedar Falls Utilities

An Iowa State mechanical engineering alum has been named general manager of an Iowa utility company. The Cedar Falls Utilities Board of Trustees selected Steve Bernard (BSME’85) as the company’s next general manager during their June meeting. The Cedar Falls-native will take over the post on January 1, 2018, replacing Jim Krieg who has served … Continue reading ME alum named general manager of Cedar Falls Utilities