Bruce Johnson (BSME’55) has been named the 2017 recipient of the William H. Webb Medal. The award is bestowed upon those who exhibit outstanding contributions to education in the fields of naval architecture, marine, or ocean engineering. Johnson graduated from Iowa State with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering in 1955. While in Ames … Continue reading ME alum awarded William H. Webb Medal for 2017
Shan Hu, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is developing new catalysts made of rust nanostructures that convert light into fuel faster and cheaper than other leading catalysts. Her research holds the promise of using hydrogen as a sustainable clean energy.
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
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.
Representatives from Team PrISUm sponsors Boing and Rockwell Collins discuss their impressions of the newest solar car: “Penumbra.”
Mechanical engineering students and Team PrISUm members Dylan Neal and Sarah Leahy discuss the newest model of their solar car: “Penumbra.”
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 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.
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/
Mechanical engineering senior lecturer Jackie Baughman discusses what students worked on in the final week of the Manufacturing Engineering Lab course (ME 324L) during the summer session.
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 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
An Iowa State mechanical engineering alum has been named to the board of directors for a Utah-based winter sports membership association. Peter LaBore (BSME’97) was appointed to Ski Utah’s Board of Directors on July 1st. He still serve a three-year term set to expire on June 30, 2020. According to its website, “Ski Utah is … Continue reading ME alum named to Board of Directors for Ski Utah
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
Cyclone Racing’s Formula Team took a fourth place overall finish at the Formula SAE Lincoln race last week in Lincoln, Neb. The Iowa State team competed against 77 other registered teams and finished just 3.1 (out of a total 1000) points behind the third-place team. Iowa State’s team also finished 4th in Endurance, 6th in … Continue reading Cyclone Racing takes 4th place overall at FSAE Lincoln