AerE department chair interviewed about drone guidelines

This month the Federal Aviation Administration released proposed guidelines for commercial unmanned aerial systems—commonly known as ‘drones.’ Rich Wlezien, chair of the Aerospace Engineering department at Iowa State University, says the current rules are so strict Iowa State students can’t even test the drones they’ve built in class because they pay ISU tuition, technically making … Continue reading AerE department chair interviewed about drone guidelines

Caroline Hayes named chair of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University

Caroline Hayes named mechanical engineering chair

Caroline Hayes has been named the College of Engineering’s next chair of mechanical engineering. She will also hold the positions of professor of mechanical engineering, and Lynn Gleason Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering. Her appointment will begin October 1, 2012. Hayes, a native of Pennsylvania, holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. She … Continue reading Caroline Hayes named mechanical engineering chair