Tag: Sarah Rajala

Mary Wickham named associate dean for Iowa State University College of Engineering

Mary Wickham has been named associate dean for operations and planning at the Iowa State University College of Engineering. Wickham spent 20 years in management and leadership positions at Caterpillar, Inc. before retiring in 2014. She joined Iowa State in 2015 as an adjunct associate professor in the department of aerospace engineering. She began her … Continue reading Mary Wickham named associate dean for Iowa State University College of Engineering

Iowa State University engineering dean receives national award for women with exceptional contributions to engineering education

Sarah Rajala, dean of the Iowa State University College of Engineering, is the 2015 recipient of the Harriett B. Rigas Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Education Society. Rajala received the national award that recognizes outstanding female faculty for exceptional contributions to electrical and computer engineering education and the global engineering community … Continue reading Iowa State University engineering dean receives national award for women with exceptional contributions to engineering education

Frank Peters serving as IMSE interim chair

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

Reflections from the dean on another successful academic year

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

Ribbon cutting from the ISU dedication of Elings Hall and Sukup Hall

Celebrating the completed Biorenewables Complex

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

ABE Building Dedication

ISU dedicates Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, the new home for Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering

More than 450 people attended the Sept. 25 dedication of Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, two new buildings that serve as the home for Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. “I’m pleased to dedicate Elings and Sukup halls as the anchors of our beautiful Biorenewables Complex,” said ISU President Steven Leath. “They … Continue reading ISU dedicates Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, the new home for Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering

Sarah Rajala

Gearing up for a new academic year, and reflections on last year

Summer seemed to quickly pass by as it does every year. I hope everyone was able to enjoy some relaxation and fun. Many of us in the College of Engineering spent July and August moving out of Marston Hall in preparation for the start of the major renovation project. We have relocated to different buildings … Continue reading Gearing up for a new academic year, and reflections on last year

Sarah Rajala

You couldn’t ask for a more exciting time in the College of Engineering!

A little more than one year ago – April 1, 2013, to be exact – I arrived at Iowa State to begin my position as dean of the college. I have experienced wonderful opportunities and shared many of those moments with you. One thing I know for sure – there is continuous excitement and momentum … Continue reading You couldn’t ask for a more exciting time in the College of Engineering!

New engineering dean shares vision

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.