College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Graduate program creates community and implementable pollution solutions

“Tile drainage, nitrate and phosphorus levels, all the soil stuff we manage here, it’s exciting!” said Gabrielle Myers-Bailey, a graduate student in agricultural and biosystems engineering “All our work as ag engineers leads to better water quality and lower soil impacts.”

Winners announced for Eighth Annual ISU CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase

On Jan. 24, the Iowa State University Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) Graduate Student Council hosted its annual research showcase and poster competition. The competition was held in Howe Hall Atrium on Iowa State University’s campus. It was the eighth consecutive year that the ISU CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase has taken place. The …Continue reading “Winners announced for Eighth Annual ISU CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase”

IMSE students and faculty receive IISE awards

Two industrial engineering graduate students were recently awarded fellowships from their field’s largest professional society. Enrique Alameda, a MS student in IE, and Srikanthan Ramesh, a PhD student in IE, were awarded the Gilbreth Memorial Fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). The fellowship includes a $3000 stipend …Continue reading “IMSE students and faculty receive IISE awards”

Q&A with Austin Downey

Austin Downey is currently pursuing a PhD in Wind Energy Science Engineering and Policy administered by the mechanical engineering department. He was recently named an honorable mention for Iowa State’s Zaffarano Award which recognizes excellence in graduate research. This marks the fourth year in a row that a ME student has won the award or been named honorable …Continue reading “Q&A with Austin Downey”

ME grad student wins teaching award

A mechanical engineering graduate student is the most recent recipient of Iowa State’s Graduate and Professional Student Senate’s Teaching Award. Emmanuel Hitimana, a PhD student, was among five candidates selected this semester for the honor. He currently serves a teaching assistant for the lab component of ME 421: System Dynamics and Control. “When I got notified …Continue reading “ME grad student wins teaching award”

IE’s first female PhD grad finds success in utility consulting

This article is part of a series of stories for Women’s History Month. To learn about other pioneering female engineers from Iowa State, click here. Karen (Hallaman) Ponder became the first woman to complete a PhD in industrial engineering at Iowa State when she graduated in 1978. Ponder was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana and spent …Continue reading “IE’s first female PhD grad finds success in utility consulting”

CCEE students honored with University Graduate College Academic Awards

Three graduate students earn honors for achievements in research, teaching The department of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State University (ISU CCEE) selected three graduate students for top university awards in research and teaching this semester. Two students, Zhen Cui and Liang Cao, earned the Graduate College Research Excellence Award. This award, which …Continue reading “CCEE students honored with University Graduate College Academic Awards”

Building a strong foundation in innovation

Recent mechanical engineering grad is advancing his experience in research at UC Berkeley When Payton Goodrich participated in his high school’s robotics program, his passion for mechanical engineering ignited. The Minneapolis native brought that energy to Iowa State and excelled in the classroom and in research projects. Now, he’s starting his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, …Continue reading “Building a strong foundation in innovation”

BEI Student Continues Poster Excellence at Thermochemical Conference

Joseph Polin, an Iowa State University Ph.D. student working in the Bioeconomy Institute, won second place in the Student Poster Challenge at the tcbiomass2015 conference held recently in Chicago. It marks the third time in a row that an Iowa State student has placed in this prestigious competition.

Chemical and biological engineering grad student aims to conquer limits with PhD

Joseph Petefish, a chemical engineer from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, chose to pursue his Ph.D. at Iowa State University for the world of opportunities that comes along with a doctorate degree in his field. The Ph.D. will come in handy if Petefish ever decides to teach, but for now, he wants to make sure he has …Continue reading “Chemical and biological engineering grad student aims to conquer limits with PhD”

Recent grad featured in Diversity/Careers magazine

In the Summer/Fall 2011 Minority College issue of Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology, Pedro Ortiz-Toral discusses his graduate school experience at Iowa State. Ortiz-Toral completed his PhD in CBE this February. The full story is available beginning on page 22 of the digital edition of the magazine.