MSE research group studies aging mechanisms of nuclear power plant cable insulation

Nuclear power plants are an important source of energy production in the United States and elsewhere, and their operational safety is important for the prevention of nuclear disasters.  In a typical nuclear power plant, there are around 1,000 km of power, instrumentation and control cables whose integrity is necessary for safe operation of the reactor.  … Continue reading MSE research group studies aging mechanisms of nuclear power plant cable insulation

Kaleita and Bowler research low-cost sensors to monitor nitrate concentration

CoE faculty project can help landowners with conservation efforts The USDA recently awarded Amy Kaleita, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, and Nicola Bowler, professor of materials science and engineering and of electrical engineering, a research grant to study how to produce a low-cost sensor to monitor nitrate concentration in drainage tile lines. Though … Continue reading Kaleita and Bowler research low-cost sensors to monitor nitrate concentration

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Six NASA scholarships awarded to undergraduate students

Six students from the College of Engineering were awarded NASA scholarships for the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters. The funding comes through the Iowa Space Grant Consortium program. Recipients are Dalton Groath, sophomore in aerospace engineering; Jacob Harry, senior in aerospace engineering; Christian Setzer, senior in aerospace engineering and physics; Elmer Tse, junior in … Continue reading Six NASA scholarships awarded to undergraduate students

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Bowler named College of Engineering equity advisor

The College of Engineering recently announced Professor Nicola Bowler as its next equity advisor. As such, Bowler will play a central role in implementing ISU ADVANCE goals, and will also be the primary leader of efforts at the college level to transform engineering for women and underrepresented minorities. Her appointment is effective immediately. More specifically, she will … Continue reading Bowler named College of Engineering equity advisor

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New NDE graduate certificate to be offered

Iowa State’s Engineering Online Learning (EOL) program is adding a new graduate certificate in nondestructive evaluation (NDE) starting fall 2011. Nicola Bowler, director of NDE graduate certificate studies, says the certificate will assist professionals who are looking for an opportunity to advance their education and understand more about NDE through a flexible program of learning. … Continue reading New NDE graduate certificate to be offered

New NDE graduate certificate to be offered

Beginning fall 2011, a new graduate certificate in nondestructive evaluation (NDE) will be offered through Iowa State’s Engineering Online Learning (EOL) program. Nicola Bowler, director of NDE graduate certificate studies, says the certificate will assist professionals who are looking for an opportunity to advance their education and understand more about NDE through a flexible program … Continue reading New NDE graduate certificate to be offered