College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Transfer graduate student finds new home at Iowa State

Going from a smaller university in an urban area to a larger university in a smaller college town might have been difficult for some, but for mechanical engineering graduate student Murtaza “Murt” Zohair the transition was smooth. Zohair is from Aurora, Ill., part of the greater Chicago area. Growing up he was often reading books …Continue reading “Transfer graduate student finds new home at Iowa State”

MoSAIc prepares students for careers in research, and beyond

As a summer research program within the mechanical engineering department prepares to enter its 10th year, program alums have reflected on their experience and how it helped them get to where they are now. The MoSAIc (Multiscale Sensing Actuation and Imaging) REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program was launched at Iowa State in 2010. The …Continue reading “MoSAIc prepares students for careers in research, and beyond”

CCEE collaborative research recognized in Measurement Science and Technology’s “Highlights of 2015”

Simon Laflamme knows both his study and the place in which he works. “We do a lot of work on energy in Iowa—wind energy—and at Iowa State,” Laflamme said. For about six years, the Iowa State University assistant professor has been researching soft elastomeric capacitors, or SECs. This May, that research was recognized. Laflamme, along with students …Continue reading “CCEE collaborative research recognized in Measurement Science and Technology’s “Highlights of 2015””

Iowa State research team wins $1 million NSF grant for soil sustainability study

An Iowa State University research team has won a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop underground wireless sensors that could help farmers improve crop production and reduce field runoff. The grant will fund a research team headed by Ratnesh Kumar, an Iowa State professor of electrical and computer engineering. Working with electrical engineers …Continue reading “Iowa State research team wins $1 million NSF grant for soil sustainability study”

Pursuing new ideas

Being the William March Scholar in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University is much more than just a prestigious title. Nicole Hashemi was named the latest March Scholar this past fall, and she has hit the ground running with the funding that the award provides her. “Thanks to this funding, I am able to study …Continue reading “Pursuing new ideas”

AirPad receives gift from Rockwell Collins

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”

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