One mechanical engineering alum hopes to inspire the next generation of engineers through his outreach efforts. Daniel Diaz graduated from Iowa State with his BS in ME in 2013 and his MEng in ME in 2015. After graduation, Diaz was hired as a Mechanical Engineer at Lennox International Inc., manufacturer of heating, ventilation, and air …Continue reading “School outreach is one part of ME alum’s volunteer efforts”
A College of Engineering student group is currently on a tour of Iowa high schools to teach teenagers about automotive engineering opportunities at Iowa State. Iowa State’s chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recently traveled to Marshalltown High School where they brought a few of their vehicles and told the students about opportunities …Continue reading “CoE group teaches high school students about automotive engineering”
No two are alike. That statement describes the five new members of Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) staff. Over the past year, the department has added to its staff. And from outreach to advising, each person brings a unique perspective to helping students and faculty succeed. Emily Bowers, Academic Advisor Ask Emily Bowers …Continue reading “Broad experience in new CCEE Department staff”
About the author: Allison Cargill is currently a mechanical engineering graduate student at Iowa State University working on biosensor development. She is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and completed her undergraduate degree at Purdue University. Allison moved to Ames in 2014 for graduate school and is a third generation Iowa State engineer. What comes to mind when …Continue reading “Knowledge on Tap – Uniting Iowa State University and the Ames community”
When I began doing FIRST LEGO League in 2001, lots of people commented that it must be fun to play with LEGO bricks and cute to watch kids play with toys for a job. There was much to be done to alter perceptions of K-12 STEM programming. (science, technology, engineering and math) Now, don’t get …Continue reading “They’re more than little plastic bricks”
Fourth grade students in Marilyn Lamb’s class at Lost Creek Elementary School learned some important lessons Monday couched in a format that was guaranteed to be fun. Lamb’s daughter Megan Lamb, a materials science and engineering graduate student at Iowa State University, was back to her elementary alma mater to share her love of engineering, …Continue reading “MSE grad student shares engineering skills”
The earlier students can begin learning about energy, the better off society will be—that’s the philosophy of a group of Iowa State University engineering faculty working to develop sustainable educational programs in the area of energy and energy systems. Ted Heindel, interim chair of mechanical engineering, Tom Brumm, professor in-charge of online learning, and Ron Cox, associate dean of extension, received a $500,000 grant from the Iowa Office of Energy Independence that was matched by Iowa State to launch these programs by March 2012.