From fuel-efficient snowmobile engines to the electric motors in the Tesla Model Y, mechanical engineering student Katie Lyon has a passion for environmentally friendly vehicles. Lyon grew up in Burnsville, Minnesota and as a child loved playing with Legos, Lincoln Logs and other toys that allowed her to combine her creativity with her analytic skills. …Continue reading “Driven by a passion to engineer vehicles of the future”
Snow blankets campus as Iowa State’s Clean Snowmobile Team works in the Advanced Manufacturing Systems Laboratory (AMSL) to engineer the quietest, lowest emission, flex-fuel capable snowmobile. As they make plans and integrate newly designed parts, the Clean Snowmobile team members’ eyes are on the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge, an international, six-day competition in Michigan from …Continue reading “Iowa State’s Clean Snowmobile Team gearing up for 2020 competition”
FundISU is a new way for Cyclone Engineering alumni and friends to support the innovative work and research being done at Iowa State University. Nearly four years ago the Iowa State University Foundation implemented FundISU – a crowdfunding platform helps Iowa State University community members raise money to support projects that advance innovation, teaching and learning at the university and promote Iowa State’s mission to create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place.
A College of Engineering student group is currently on a tour of Iowa high schools to teach teenagers about automotive engineering opportunities at Iowa State. Iowa State’s chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recently traveled to Marshalltown High School where they brought a few of their vehicles and told the students about opportunities …Continue reading “CoE group teaches high school students about automotive engineering”
Iowa State’s Baja SAE Team has already won a long race and earned a top-10 overall finish. The team’s racing season still has stops in California and New York. To get ready, the student-engineers have been collecting data and fine-tuning their off-road racer.
Roger Steinforth has been through all the data from all the computer simulations. And he thinks adding wings to Cyclone Racing’s mini open-wheel racer could cut lap times by a second or two. That’s a big performance boost for the student-designed and student-built race cars of the formula racing series sponsored by SAE International, formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers.
The ISU Lunabotics Mining Team just finished first place at the 2013 NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida from May 20-24. Below are videos from the team. “Harlem Shake” video Video of HERMES competition run NASA EDGE videos of the entire competition Visit the team on Facebook for more. The …Continue reading “Watch the latest fun videos from student clubs!”
A dozen Iowa State engineering students traveled to Van Nuys, California, over spring break to participate in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Aero Design West 2012 competition. The Iowa State team faced tough challenges, contending against students from all over the world, but left with an abundance of new skills and knowledge. The competition …Continue reading “SAE students gain perspective at aero design competition”
Chase Schuette prepared a gear shaft for another dose of heat treatment. Justin Upah attached plastic body panels to the metal chassis tubes. And Eric Schluttner huddled over a 10-horsepower, Briggs & Stratton engine, preparing to finish and attach a safety cover for the belt that connects the engine to the transmission. It was another …Continue reading “Iowa State’s Baja SAE Team optimistic about off-road racer”
Andrew McKean, a structural analyst for the John Deere Construction & Forestry Division, Dubuque Works, was honored with the 2010 SAE International/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer Award during the SAE 2010 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition, held last fall in Rosemont, Ill. McKean holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State …Continue reading “ME alum wins SAE International/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer Award”