College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

IE student strives to get kids interested in STEM

Strong mentors can have a lifelong impact and one industrial engineering student knows that well. Dagney Paskach grew up in Ames and has been surrounded by STEM influences for as long as she remembers. Her father, Thomas Paskach, graduated with his Ph.D. and B.S in chemical engineering from Iowa State University and currently serves as …Continue reading “IE student strives to get kids interested in STEM”

AerE talks rockets at Science Center of Iowa

The Science Center of Iowa welcomed the Department of Aerospace Engineering to speak to children at the SCI Take Flight Summer Camp. Teaching laboratory associate, Carolyn Riedel, and graduate program assistant, Sara Goplin, spoke to the children, ages 3-5, about rockets and space. Riedel and Goplin spent time with two different classes, taking questions and …Continue reading “AerE talks rockets at Science Center of Iowa”

SCI announces 2015 Girls in Science Awards

The Science Center of Iowa (SCI) announced Friday that the recipient of their 2015 Girls in Science ‘Scientist of the Year’ award is Iowa State alumna Kristine Vanderwiel. Vanderwiel graduated from Iowa State University in 2011 with a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering and is currently a reliability engineer at the Flint Hills Resources Iowa Falls ethanol production facility.

CoE professor will be featured on IPTV

The research of Bong Wie, the Vance D. Coffman Chair Professor in Aerospace Engineering and Asteroid Deflection Research Center (ADRC) director, will be featured on a segment of Science Center of Iowa’s Café Scientifique. The program will be first aired on IPTV World on Monday June 11, 2012, at 8 p.m. CST, with several rebroadcast …Continue reading “CoE professor will be featured on IPTV”