Researchers from four Midwestern research universities – including Iowa State – are joining forces to promote faculty success for women of color and women with family responsibilities in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Their project is supported by a three-year, $996,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
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.
Distinguished Professor, Hongwei Xin and Morrill Professor, Raj Raman, were selected as 2017-2018 Exemplary Faculty Mentors awarded by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. Xin and Raman were selected because of their demonstrated exemplary mentoring of junior faculty. Xin mentored Yuko Sato, an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production …Continue reading “Xin and Raman selected as 2018 Exemplary Faculty Mentors”
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering faculty, staff and students were once again a strong presence at the annual American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) conference. More winners will be announced in upcoming Inside magazines (ASABE publication): 2016 ASABE Major Award Winners: Carl Bern: Sukup Global Food Security Award Mark Hanna: SMV Technologies Ergonomics, Safety …Continue reading “ISU faculty, staff and students win big at ASABE in Orlando”
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has added three years and $8.48 million to the grant supporting the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State University.
That brings NSF’s total funding of the center (known as CBiRC, “See-burk”) to the maximum allowed: 10 years and $35.26 million. NSF support of the center began in September 2008 and will end in August 2018. After that, the center must be self-supporting.
At the end of October, a select group of 73 engineering educators from around the country will be gathering in Irvine, Calif., to discuss innovative approaches to teaching during the National Academy of Engineering’s fifth Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium. Iowa State’s Tim Bigelow, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering, and …Continue reading “Bigelow, Raman selected for National Academy of Engineering symposium”
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals continues gaining momentum in its effort to transform the chemical industry. The center, referred to as CBiRC, was recently awarded an additional three years of funding from NSF. The added $12 million brings the total award to $30.5 million over eight years, and will …Continue reading “Engineering perspective underlies success at CBiRC”
Governor Terry Branstad honored Iowa State’s American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) student chapter in June, presenting the organization with the Annual Governor’s Volunteer Award. Governor’s Volunteer Awards are given to Iowa non-profit organizations each year to recognize local volunteers. Recipients must provide an outstanding contribution to the state or community through service, …Continue reading “ABE club recognized for outstanding service”