College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Jaclyn Ralfs

Jaclyn Ralfs Major: Software Engineering Minor: General Business GPA: 3.86 Hometown: Durant, Iowa Career goal: Overall in my career, I want to be continually challenged and given opportunities to learn. The tech industry is constantly changing and I want a career that keeps up with the newest technologies and their capabilities! Clubs/activities: Alpha Gamma Delta, …Continue reading “Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Jaclyn Ralfs”

Intersecting passions lead to support: WiSE receives generous donation from engineering leader 

The impact of Iowa State University’s program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) is drawing the attention of one engineer from the Bay Area of California. Ashraf Habibullah, founder and president of Computers and Structures Incorporated, has committed a generous donation to the program.   WiSE program director Lora Leigh Chrystal says the many initiatives that define WiSE excited …Continue reading “Intersecting passions lead to support: WiSE receives generous donation from engineering leader “

IE student strives to get kids interested in STEM

Strong mentors can have a lifelong impact and one industrial engineering student knows that well. Dagney Paskach grew up in Ames and has been surrounded by STEM influences for as long as she remembers. Her father, Thomas Paskach, graduated with his Ph.D. and B.S in chemical engineering from Iowa State University and currently serves as …Continue reading “IE student strives to get kids interested in STEM”

Fall 2018 student marshal and outstanding seniors honored

Each semester, twelve graduating seniors are selected as outstanding seniors to represent the College of Engineering. Of these twelve, one is chosen as the college’s student marshal at the undergraduate commencement ceremony on December 15. Read more about the contributions, accomplishments and future plans of this class of impressive Cyclone engineers.

Iowa State’s Women in Science and Engineering program receives national Engineering Initiative Award

Iowa State’s Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) was awarded the 2018 Women in Engineering Initiative Award by the Women in Engineering ProActive Network. A single university is selected from a competitive pool for this prestigious award. WiSE was recognized for “being a model for women in engineering programs across the nation.” The …Continue reading “Iowa State’s Women in Science and Engineering program receives national Engineering Initiative Award”

Playing with atoms, experiencing Cyclone engineering at SWE U

“Materials scientists and engineers create new materials and take old materials and make them act differently. We do that by working on materials at the atomic level. So, today, we are going to play with atoms!” said Larry Genalo, university professor and associate chair of materials science and engineering, to welcome 28 participants in Society …Continue reading “Playing with atoms, experiencing Cyclone engineering at SWE U”

Engineering students, staff, faculty and alumni honored during WiSE banquet

Throughout the past year, the Program for Women in Science and Engineering has been commemorating its 30th anniversary with a variety of events and activities that included key note speakers, a STEM Fest and tailgate. On Dec. 3, WiSE wrapped up the festivities with a banquet. More than 150 individuals attended the event, including Mary Ann …Continue reading “Engineering students, staff, faculty and alumni honored during WiSE banquet”

Mallapragada recognized for support of Women in Science and Engineering

In December, the Program for Women in Science and Engineering at Iowa State named Surya Mallapragada, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and the Carol Vohs Johnson Chair in Chemical and Biological Engineering, a 2016 WiSE Champion. The honor is part of the program’s 30th anniversary celebration, and it recognizes individuals who have supported WiSE and worked …Continue reading “Mallapragada recognized for support of Women in Science and Engineering”

Hartmann named 2016 WiSE Champion

The Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) honors CCEE’s Beth Hartmann for support of STEM education to young women This month, Senior Lecturer Beth Hartmann was honored as a 2016 WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) Champion. Hartmann, a construction engineering faculty member of the civil, construction and environmental engineering department at Iowa …Continue reading “Hartmann named 2016 WiSE Champion”

ME’s Prof. Vance to be honored by Women in Science and Engineering

Iowa State University mechanical engineering professor Judy Vance will be honored by the Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) at a luncheon later this month. WiSE is recognizing Vance because of her advocacy for women in STEM both in Iowa and nationally. Vance holds her BS, MS, and PhD in mechanical engineering all from ISU. …Continue reading “ME’s Prof. Vance to be honored by Women in Science and Engineering”

Iowa State’s Program for Women in Science and Engineering celebrates 30 years

Thirty years ago, the Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) was a fraction of what it is today. With initially only two programs – Taking the Road Less Traveled and a summer internship – the program now boasts several K-12 outreach programs, learning communities, study abroad opportunities and so much more.

Funneling Girls into STEM Careers is About Confidence and Curiosity

The Women in Science and Engineering program at Iowa State University was founded 30 years ago in an effort to funnel more young women toward careers in the sciences. Despite programs and efforts, there are still not enough girls getting excited about STEM.

SWE outreach event doubles in size to draw more females to engineering

SWE Sleepover becomes SWE University, attracts 53 high schoolers For 15 years, SWE Sleepover has brought 25-35 female high school seniors on campus to show them the ins and outs of engineering at Iowa State. This year, the College of Engineering and SWE partnered with the Program for Women in Science and Engineering to expand …Continue reading “SWE outreach event doubles in size to draw more females to engineering”

Five Miller fellowships awarded for 2015-16

Written by Anne Krapfl Five faculty proposals to develop new approaches for teaching undergraduate courses will share $56,000 in available funds for 2015-16, the 19th year of the Miller Faculty Fellowship program. Senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert endorsed the recommendations of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) advisory board, which …Continue reading “Five Miller fellowships awarded for 2015-16”

Abhinaya Raghothaman: Childhood dream takes flight

ISU senior travels to United States and sets life goal Many children dream about what they will be when they grow up, but few achieve this goal. Abhinaya Raghothaman, aerospace engineering senior, is one of the few. Raghothaman moved from New Delhi, India, to Dubuque, Iowa, when she was 13 years old. She was extremely …Continue reading “Abhinaya Raghothaman: Childhood dream takes flight”

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