Kwizera Imani, a sophomore in aerospace engineering, originally grew up in Tanzania where he spent most of his childhood in a refugee camp. In 2008, Imani and his family were selected to start a new life in the United States, and soon after, Imani arrived in Des Moines, Iowa.
Phil Jasper believes business and leadership skills, combined with a “world class” engineering education at Iowa State University, contributed to his long-term career success. Jasper, a 1991 aerospace engineering alumnus, was recently named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Government Systems at Rockwell Collins, an Iowa-based communication and aviation electronics company. A Lamont …Continue reading “Jasper: integrating business, leadership skills into engineering career success”
As a junior at Linn-Mar High School, Sandra Thurn, BSEE’86 and MEngSE’96, wasn’t initially thinking about attending college. It was the early 60s and a time when women weren’t necessarily encouraged to pursue higher education. But a conversation with her high school advisor inspired what she calls a “change of heart.” The advisor, aware of …Continue reading “A lesson in lifelong learning”
AirPad, the Aerial Imaging Reconnaissance Program for Agricultural Development, will soon be able to reach a major milestone thanks to a significant gift from Rockwell Collins. The program is planning to design, build, and test an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for agricultural remote sensing in developing parts of the world. “We have started fabricating a concept model, and this …Continue reading “AirPad receives gift from Rockwell Collins”