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Inspired by Batman’s ingenuity, Cyclone brothers team up to start their own company

In “The Dark Knight” movie trilogy, Bruce Wayne (i.e. Batman without the mask) ventures into the Applied Sciences division of Wayne Enterprises. This is where he develops his unique, innovative tools for fighting crime in Gotham City. As major movie buffs and aspiring entrepreneurs, this served as the inspiration for the Jensen brothers when they … Continue reading Inspired by Batman’s ingenuity, Cyclone brothers team up to start their own company

Engineering alum strives to make college more accessible for disenfranchised students

As a collegian, Tina Akinyi remembers often being the only student of color in her classes and the sense of isolation she felt because of it. Now in her professional capacity, she hopes to remove that sense of isolation for future students by bringing more people of color and other disenfranchised students into higher education. … Continue reading Engineering alum strives to make college more accessible for disenfranchised students

Driven by a passion to engineer vehicles of the future

From fuel-efficient snowmobile engines to the electric motors in the Tesla Model Y, mechanical engineering student Katie Lyon has a passion for environmentally friendly vehicles. Lyon grew up in Burnsville, Minnesota and as a child loved playing with Legos, Lincoln Logs and other toys that allowed her to combine her creativity with her analytic skills. … Continue reading Driven by a passion to engineer vehicles of the future

Secor brings family history and expertise in aerosol jet printing to Iowa State

Ethan Secor’s family has a long history with Iowa State. This includes his grandfather, Gerald Secor (B.S. ‘48), along with 15 living ISU alumni, and extends back over a century. Secor will continue this family tradition when he joins the ME faculty as an assistant professor in fall 2020. Secor grew up in Stillwater, Minnesota, … Continue reading Secor brings family history and expertise in aerosol jet printing to Iowa State

IE student balances her time between the classroom and the stage

Strong connections link engineering with the performing arts, according to one industrial engineering student. Emily Oldham, a junior pursuing a double degree in industrial engineering and the performing arts, grew up in Rochester, Minnesota, and was involved with the performance side of both dance and theater in elementary and middle school. In high school she … Continue reading IE student balances her time between the classroom and the stage

ME student attends presidential inauguration in Washington D.C.

One Iowa State University student will be part of history today as he witnesses Donald Trump being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Cole Ignaszewski – a sophomore studying mechanical engineering – was among a select group of Minnesota 4-H members invited for a leadership conference in Washington D.C. this week. … Continue reading ME student attends presidential inauguration in Washington D.C.