Computer engineering senior discusses Internet restrictions

In an Iowa State Daily editorial, computer engineering senior Rick Hanton talks about legislation presented to congress – the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) – that would allow governmental agencies to shut down sites that infringe on copyright laws, such as those with illegal copies of music available for download. After … Continue reading Computer engineering senior discusses Internet restrictions

Hanton: Lack of STEM employees could hurt everyone

Rick Hanton, senior in computer engineering, wrote an opinion piece for the Iowa State Daily that discusses the decline of professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. He says many graduates in STEM fields change roles from a more technical position to a more business related role. Hanton also notes several ways to … Continue reading Hanton: Lack of STEM employees could hurt everyone

Team LunaCY learns from second year of competition, impresses judges with design

By Rick Hanton, Iowa State Lunabotics Team member and Chairman of SEDS-USA On May 21, 2011, two 15-passenger vans trekked 1,400 miles across country from Ames, Iowa, to the Space Coast in Florida. It was a long 26-hour drive for the team of engineers from Iowa State University who had been tirelessly preparing for the … Continue reading Team LunaCY learns from second year of competition, impresses judges with design

LunaCy Robot

LunaCY member shares team’s experience at NASA Lunabotics competition

By Rick Hanton, Iowa State Lunabotics Team member and Chairman of SEDS-USA On May 21, 2011, a group of 14 Iowa State students and their adviser began a 1,400 mile journey from Ames, Iowa, to the Space Coast in Florida. The group, known as Team LunaCY, had just finished designing and building a 175 pound … Continue reading LunaCY member shares team’s experience at NASA Lunabotics competition

Team LunaCY learns from second year of competition, impresses judges with design

  By Rick Hanton, Iowa State Lunabotics Team member and Chairman of SEDS-USA On May 21, 2011, two 15-passenger vans trekked 1,400 miles across country from Ames, Iowa, to the Space Coast in Florida. It was a long 26-hour drive for the team of engineers from Iowa State University who had been tirelessly preparing for … Continue reading Team LunaCY learns from second year of competition, impresses judges with design

Hanton holds executive position in a national organization

Students at Iowa State quickly realize participating in the more than 700 student clubs and organizations at the university offers a chance to learn new things and meet new people. One engineering undergraduate is helping students across the globe gain similar experiences. Rick Hanton, senior in computer engineering, is the chair of the U.S. chapter … Continue reading Hanton holds executive position in a national organization

ECpE student featured on Planetary Radio

Rick Hanton, the chair of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) USA, was recently featured on the Planetary Society’s Planetary Radio. He discussed what organization does and how other students can join them. Hanton is a senior in ECpE.