Alum combines her studies in mechanical engineering, communications, and business

Iowa State alum Janice Marquardt knew that she wanted to study mechanical engineering in college but but she didn’t think that it would lead her to the career path she’s taken. Marquardt was born in Portland, Ore. but moved to Ames at the age of five when her father, John Gustafson, took a job at the … Continue reading Alum combines her studies in mechanical engineering, communications, and business

ME alum awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Mechanical engineering alumnus Payton Goodrich was among four Iowa State students or alumni recently awarded graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. Goodrich (BSME’15) studied microbial fuel cells and microfluidics in ME assistant professor Nastaran Hashemi‘s lab as an undergraduate at Iowa State. He also participated in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program, working … Continue reading ME alum awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

ME alum’s company focuses on sustainability, helping people

One Iowa State alum has turned his passions for mechanical engineering and helping people into a career. Wesley Meier (BSME’08) took his degree and went on to be the co-founder and CEO of Emerging Opportunities for Sustainability, or EOS International. Along with fellow ME classmates Chris Deal, Greg McGrath and Lee Beck, Meier set off to … Continue reading ME alum’s company focuses on sustainability, helping people

Upcoming Quad City Mallards game to serve as benefit for foundation of late ME alum

The Quad City Mallards hockey game this Friday will serve as a benefit for the foundation honoring a ME alum. Nick Theodore Strub (BSME’04) was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma in 2008. “Ewing sarcoma is a type of tumor that forms from a certain kind of cell in bone or soft tissue” and is most common in … Continue reading Upcoming Quad City Mallards game to serve as benefit for foundation of late ME alum

ME PhD alum receives Bucknell Alumni Achievement Award

Dr. Daniela Faas – a 2010 PhD alumna in mechanical engineering and human-computer interaction at Iowa State University – recently received the Bucknell Alumni Achievement Award. Faas holds an M.S. and B.S. in mechanical engineering and a B.A. in International Relations from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. The Ludwigshafen, Germany-native also competed on the water polo … Continue reading ME PhD alum receives Bucknell Alumni Achievement Award

ME, agronomy researchers team up to study robotics in agriculture

A team of Iowa State researchers has been awarded funding to study the use of robotics in agriculture. The project is led by mechanical engineering assistant professor Sourabh Bhattacharya, with co-PIs Baskar Ganapathysubramanian (associate professor, ME), Soumik Sarkar (assistant professor, ME), Asheesh Singh (assistant professor, Agronomy), and Arti Singh (adjunct assistant professor, Agronomy). The project is … Continue reading ME, agronomy researchers team up to study robotics in agriculture

CoE researchers awarded Miller Faculty Fellowship

Three College of Engineering researchers have been granted funding to study the use of augmented reality applications when teaching structural analysis. An Chen (assistant professor in civil, construction, and environmental engineering [CCEE]) Rafael Radkowski (assistant professor in mechanical engineering) and Aliye Karabulut-Ilgu (lecturer in CCEE) were awarded a Miller Faculty Fellowship for their proposal entitled “Exploring the potential of augmented reality … Continue reading CoE researchers awarded Miller Faculty Fellowship

ME’s Wickert pens advice column for first-year college students

ISU senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert recently published a column in the Des Moines Register providing advice for first-year college students and their parents. Wickert, who also serves as a mechanical engineering professor, writes: “We want you to succeed. While you need to put in the hours and effort, we are there to teach, mentor … Continue reading ME’s Wickert pens advice column for first-year college students

ME alum named “2016 Attorney of the Year”

Mechanical engineering alumnus Michael Kane, along with two other principals from the Twin Cities office of the law firm Fish & Richardson, have been named “2016 Attorneys of the Year” in the team category by the independent newspaper Minnesota Lawyer. Kane and his colleagues – John Dragseth and William Woodford – were recognized for their June 2016 U.S. Supreme Court … Continue reading ME alum named “2016 Attorney of the Year”

Mechanical engineering has largest undergrad enrollment on campus

Enrollment in the mechanical engineering undergraduate program at Iowa State for the spring 2017 semester is nearly twice the size of the next biggest major, according to data from the Office of the Registrar. ME’s spring 2017 enrollment comes in at 2,054, ahead of second-place kinesiology and health with 1,119 students. Though not a degree-granting … Continue reading Mechanical engineering has largest undergrad enrollment on campus