“When things got tough, you worked your way through it.” Those words come from a 43-year career on the railroad that could apply to any of the six local business leaders who worked their way to the tops of their organizations.
Over the years things change and evolve, but one Iowa State grad stayed true to his roots and found his place in academia. From aerospace to nuclear to mechanical, Gary Pertmer (BS’71 aerospace engineering) has spent more than 40 years blurring boundaries in the engineering field. “Engineering teaches you how to solve problems,” he says. [Continue Reading…]
Clean Energy America, a national speakers program designed to establish a dialogue with American citizens about the benefits of nuclear energy as a clean, reliable, and affordable source of energy, was on Iowa State’s campus Wednesday, October 19. Chuck Conlen, director of strategy, mergers, and acquisitions for DTE Energy, represented Clean Energy America during a [Continue Reading…]
Margaret Harding (NucE’81) will be featured on the Discovery Channel’s show “Nuclear Nightmare: Japan in Crisis.” The show will run April 28, at 10:00 p.m.; April 29, at 1:00 a.m.; and May 11, at 11:00 a.m. The program will provide a comprehensive timeline of the unthinkable natural disaster that triggered a nuclear crisis at Fukushima Daiichi, [Continue Reading…]
The Black & Veatch Corporation recently donated $5,000 to the College of Engineering through its Building a World of Difference Foundation. The check was presented at this spring’s Engineering Career Fair by Jeff Kloster and the Black & Veatch college recruiting team. Ron Cox, associate dean for extension, accepted the check on the college’s behalf. [Continue Reading…]