Iowa State University student named a 2015 Goldwater Scholar

Iowa State University student Catherine Meis, Le Mars, has been named a 2015 Goldwater Scholar, the nation’s premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. Meis is a third-year student, majoring in materials engineering with a minor in bioengineering. Two other Iowa State students earned Honorable Mention in this year’s competition. They are Samuel … Continue reading Iowa State University student named a 2015 Goldwater Scholar

Mechanical engineering graduate student selected for international NSF research program

Jeremy Caplin will travel to Seoul National University for international collaborations The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) recently announced the Fellows selected for its summer program designed to promote international, collaborative research projects in Asia. Mechanical engineering graduate student Jeremy Caplin was one of the students chosen for the … Continue reading Mechanical engineering graduate student selected for international NSF research program

Engineering students awarded 2014 Leading the Bioeconomy Graduate Fellowships

Iowa State University Bioeconomy Institute (BEI) presented Leading the Bioeconomy Graduate Fellowships to engineering and food science and human nutrition graduate students on April 22. These fellowships are offered as part of the Leading the Bioeconomy Initiative appropriation from the Iowa Legislature, and administered through the Bioeconomy Institute (BEI). These fellowships seek to attract high caliber … Continue reading Engineering students awarded 2014 Leading the Bioeconomy Graduate Fellowships

Students showcase work at research symposium

Dozens of College of Engineering students gave detailed presentations at a symposium on April 15, on topics ranging from “bio-rubber” made from vegetable oils to preventing ice formation on paved surfaces. The Symposium on Undergraduate Research & Creative Expression allows students in all colleges to share their research with peers, mentors and other members of … Continue reading Students showcase work at research symposium

Iowa State materials scientist developing materials, electronics that dissolve when triggered

A medical device, once its job is done, could harmlessly melt away inside a person’s body. Or, a military device could collect and send its data and then dissolve away, leaving no trace of an intelligence mission. Or, an environmental sensor could collect climate information, then wash away in the rain. It’s a new way … Continue reading Iowa State materials scientist developing materials, electronics that dissolve when triggered

Hashemi joins ASEE Virtual Communities of Practice

Nastaran Hashemi, William March Scholar in Mechanical Engineering and assistant professor, has been accepted to join the American Society for Engineering Education’s Virtual Communities of Practice. The program, supported by the National Science Foundation, creates web-based networking for faculty development. The goal of the collaborative effort is to develop research-based instructional practices and classroom teaching … Continue reading Hashemi joins ASEE Virtual Communities of Practice

Hashemi invited to attend NAS symposium

Nastaran Hashemi, William March Scholar in Mechanical Engineering and assistant professor, has been invited to attend the National Academy of Sciences Indo-American Frontiers in Science, being held April 7-10, in Agra, India. The symposium is designed to create a collaborative environment by bringing together outstanding young scientists from diverse disciplines to share their research. “I … Continue reading Hashemi invited to attend NAS symposium

Hashemi receives NRC/ASEE research publication award for optofluidic approach

Hashemi receives NRC/ASEE research publication award for optofluidic approach

Nastaran Hashemi, William March Scholar in Mechanical Engineering, was chosen to receive the 2011 Naval Research Laboratory NRC/ASEE Research Publication Award for her paper “Optofluidic characterization of marine algae using a microflow cytometer.” Hashemi, an American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Postdoctoral Fellow at the time, worked on the publication with Jeffrey Erickson, Joel Golden, … Continue reading Hashemi receives NRC/ASEE research publication award for optofluidic approach

Pursuing new ideas

Being the William March Scholar in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University is much more than just a prestigious title. Nastaran Hashemi was named the latest March Scholar this past fall, and she has hit the ground running with the funding that the award provides her. “Thanks to this funding, I am able to study … Continue reading Pursuing new ideas

Hashemi is the new William March Scholar in Mechanical Engineering

Growing up in Tehran, Iran, Nastaran Hashemi attended Farzanegan School, a group of schools created to educate talented young students. Administered by the National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents, the schools challenge middle school and high school students with college-level study of academic subjects. Her strong educational background and interest in hard sciences eventually … Continue reading Hashemi is the new William March Scholar in Mechanical Engineering