College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Strength in numbers: New national chair leading NSBE with purpose

Focus. Focus on what you want and go for it. These are the first two lines of Jocelyn Jackson’s personal mission statement. And as the new national chair for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) as of May 1, focus is Jackson’s top priority. When it comes to NSBE, Jackson treats focus as an acronym …Continue reading “Strength in numbers: New national chair leading NSBE with purpose”

Iowa State NSBE leader focuses on encouragement and community involvement

The National Society of Black Engineers works towards increasing the number of culturally responsible black engineers that have a positive influence in college and community life. Andrew Whitehead, the president of Iowa State’s NSBE chapter, chooses to live that motto everyday.

NSBE, SHPE-MAES and SWE join to support 50K Coalition

Three Iowa State engineering student organizations joined together in support of a single mission: to support the 50K Coalition, a new national effort “to produce 50,000 diverse engineering graduates annually by 2025.” Iowa State’s chapters of National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers-Latinos in Science and Engineering (MAES) and the Society of Women Engineers …Continue reading “NSBE, SHPE-MAES and SWE join to support 50K Coalition”

Iowa State NSBE members making national impact: Ugerah Abalu

Iowa State’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers allows students to contribute to the mission “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” And Iowa State NSBE members are taking that mission to new levels. AUgerah Abalu, a junior in electrical engineering, serves as the NSBE Region V international chair.

Iowa State NSBE members making national impact: Aaron Hudgins

Iowa State’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers allows students to contribute to the mission “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” And Iowa State NSBE members are taking that mission to new levels. Aaron Hudgins, a senior in mechanical engineering, serves as the NSBE Missouri Zone Chair for Region V that includes 53 universities in the central United States.

Iowa State NSBE members making national impact: Ahmad Shehata

Iowa State’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers allows students to contribute to the mission “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” And Iowa State NSBE members are taking that mission to new levels. Ahmad Shehata, senior in mechanical engineering, is Technical Outreach and Community Help (TORCH) chair for NSBE’s Region V that includes 53 universities in the central United States.

Iowa State NSBE members making national impact: Abdelwadood Daoud

Iowa State’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers allows students to contribute to the mission “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” And Iowa State NSBE members are taking that mission to new levels. Abdelwadood Daoud, senior in mechanical engineering, is finance chair of NSBE’s Region V that includes 53 universities in the central United States.

Iowa State NSBE members making national impact: Jocelyn Jackson

Iowa State’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers allows students to contribute to the mission “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” And Iowa State NSBE members are taking that mission to new levels. Jocelyn Jackson, graduate student in mechanical engineering, is chair of NSBE’s Region V that includes 53 universities in the central United States.

ME and HCI graduate student completes internship with Obama White House

Chloe McPherson – a master’s student in mechanical engineering with a co-major in human computer interaction – recently finished up her stint with the White House Internship Program under President Barack Obama for the fall 2016 semester. The Omaha, Nebraska-native was among 165 students nationwide to be selected for this opportunity. Dakota Olson, a junior …Continue reading “ME and HCI graduate student completes internship with Obama White House”

Iowa State alum wins Modern-Day Technology Leader Award

Derrick Stanley, an industrial and manufacturing systems alum, will receive a Modern-Day Technology Leader Award at the 2016 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) STEM Conference held Feb. 18-20. The award highlights bright young men and women who are making strides in the STEM field and shaping the future of engineering, science, and technology.

Three students represent Iowa State University at the National and Regional level of the National Society of Black Engineers

Courtney Towles, Christian Miller, and Chloe McPherson are leading the way for future black students in STEM. To learn more about each student, click the photo.

Courtney Towles: Missouri Zone vice chair

Born in New York City, Courtney Towles, felt right at home with Iowa State University. Towles discovered her love for engineering at a young age and knew that being an engineer was the right path for her.

Chloe McPherson: National publications chairperson

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Chloe McPherson has made great strides as an Iowa State University student and as the NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) national publications chairperson.

ISU’s National Society of Black Engineers partners with Ames Middle School to teach STEM education

Students are introduced to engineering majors through hands-on experience and interaction with Cyclone Engineers Often times, middle school students are aware of engineering as a field, but they might not know about the more specific engineering disciplines available for them to study. Iowa State’s student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) recently …Continue reading “ISU’s National Society of Black Engineers partners with Ames Middle School to teach STEM education”

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