ME’s online master’s program ranks 3rd for “Students Before Profits”

Iowa State University’s online master’s program ranked #3 for the Students Before Profits Award, according to a list compiled by nonprofitcollegesonline.com. The website “chose online Mechanical Engineering degree programs from nonprofit colleges and universities, accredited by independent and trusted accreditation boards, with lower than average tuition costs” and ranked them by affordability. The curriculum for ISU’s … Continue reading ME’s online master’s program ranks 3rd for “Students Before Profits”

ME will Facebook live stream Saturday’s pre-commencement reception

As thousands of Iowa State students prepare to graduate this weekend, the mechanical engineering department will be bringing its pre-commencement reception to the living rooms of families and friends who cannot make the trip to Ames. The ME department will broadcast a Facebook Live stream of Saturday’s pre-commencement reception which will take place from 8:30 … Continue reading ME will Facebook live stream Saturday’s pre-commencement reception

ME student boosts science communications skills with fellowship

This article was written by Bob Mills of the Bioeconomy Institute. Juan Proano Aviles, a student in the Biorenewable Resources and Technologies (BRT) graduate program, has completed a fellowship in Reiman Gardens’ Portal to the Public science communications program. The fellowship provides workshops and mentorships to help scientists and students enhance their communications skills. As part … Continue reading ME student boosts science communications skills with fellowship

ME’s Heise featured on ‘The AV Life’ podcast

Mechanical Engineering senior lecturer Jim Heise was recently featured on The AV Life podcast. Heise appeared on an episode devoted to robotics to discuss his role as faculty adviser for Cyclone Space Mining and his group’s use of robotics. “What we’re trying to do here is design autonomous robots, not quite the same thing as artificial intelligence but … Continue reading ME’s Heise featured on ‘The AV Life’ podcast

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

Alumnus receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers

Randy Ewoldt gives credit to ISU mentors for encouragement to pursue research By Haley Brase Randy Ewoldt recalls his great interest in physics and math while he was in high school – and that was one reason why multiple friends’ parents suggested he consider going into the engineering field. Randy did indeed follow this advice … Continue reading Alumnus receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers

Iowa State researchers use graphene, electricity to change stem cells for nerve regrowth

Two Iowa State research groups are combining their expertise to change stem cells for nerve regrowth. The groups — led by Jonathan Claussen of mechanical engineering and Surya Mallapragada of chemical and biological engineering — just published their findings in the scientific journal Advanced Healthcare Materials. To read the full post by Mike Krapfl, click … Continue reading Iowa State researchers use graphene, electricity to change stem cells for nerve regrowth

ME, CCEE, other departments team up for Campanile model project

Two units within the College of Engineering have teamed up with other departments on campus to create a mobile version of an Iowa State landmark. The departments of civil, construction, and environmental engineering (CCEE) along with mechanical engineering (ME) are working with the architecture and music departments on the Campanile Carillon Model Project. The project … Continue reading ME, CCEE, other departments team up for Campanile model project

ME’s Jessica Van Winkle named Outstanding Engineering Adviser

Mechanical engineering adviser Jessica Van Winkle has been named this year’s Outstanding Engineering Adviser.  The award is presented by the Engineering Student Council based on student nominations from the entire College of Engineering. Awards will be presented during a ceremony later this month. “I was surprised and flattered when I received the email that I won. … Continue reading ME’s Jessica Van Winkle named Outstanding Engineering Adviser