Great-great-grandson of Anson Marston gets a family history lesson from a school project When Nicholas Barney, an enthusiastic 3rd grader from Springfield, Virginia, was given an assignment to do a year-long project on a state of his choice, he knew he’d pick Iowa. Twenty years of research into family history that his mom, Lisa Barney, …Continue reading “Marston family legacy lives on”
College of Engineering Dean Sarah Rajala has named Frank Peters, associate professor of IMSE, interim chair of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. The appointment follows the retirement of Janis Terpenny and will continue until a permanent chair has been chosen. Peters, who has been at Iowa State for 19 years, is looking …Continue reading “Frank Peters serving as IMSE interim chair”
One of the great satisfactions for college deans is seeing their students awarded diplomas on graduation day. The Iowa State commencement ceremonies on May 8 and 9 were as exciting for me as they were for our students and their families. Another group of future engineering leaders will move on to their successful careers or …Continue reading “Reflections from the dean on another successful academic year”
On September 25, a special event took place on the Iowa State campus – the official dedication of Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, the new home for our Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE). The new facilities provide 100,000+ square feet of research labs, classrooms, student spaces and offices – providing a state-of-the-art learning …Continue reading “Celebrating the completed Biorenewables Complex”
Sarah Rajala, who will become the next dean of Iowa State’s College of Engineering, is just a few months away from stepping into her new position. She recently sat down with the Ames Tribune to discuss her background as well as some ideas about the direction of the college.