PrISUm at ASC ’18: Ben Kenkel

This is part of a series featuring students from Team PrISUm who are competing in the 2018 Formula Sun Grand Prix (July 10-12) and American Solar Challenge (July 14-22). This year’s race follows portions of the Oregon Trail, beginning in Omaha, Nebraska and finishing in Bend, Oregon. For updates throughout the race follow PrISUm on … Continue reading PrISUm at ASC ’18: Ben Kenkel

Solar panels installed on campus

IE alums add solar power to campus

The company that helped Iowa State install a couple of 8 X 60-foot solar panel arrays on the east side of campus has ties to the university’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. CB Solar, the state’s biggest solar contractor, designs and installs turnkey solar power systems for residential, commercial and agricultural uses. Two … Continue reading IE alums add solar power to campus

ECpE grad student wins IEEE poster contest

by Thane Himes Subhadarshi Sarkar, grad student in electrical engineering, was awarded first prize at the 2012 IEEE PES General Meeting Student Poster Contest in July for his presentation on optimal renewable energy. Sarkar presented his poster to judges, professors, students, and professionals at the general meeting. The next day, he found out that he … Continue reading ECpE grad student wins IEEE poster contest

Iowa State’s Solar Decathlon House—The Year in Review

Interlock House, the Iowa State entry into the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, made quite a name for itself while on display in Washington, D. C. this past year. Chosen as one of only twenty entries worldwide, Interlock House ended the competition with a twelfth-place finish, one the Iowa State team is very proud of, especially … Continue reading Iowa State’s Solar Decathlon House—The Year in Review

Governor visits Iowa State as part of renewable energy tour

During a tour of renewable energy projects in the state, Iowa Governor Chet Culver stopped by Iowa State University on August 5 to learn more about the university’s research projects supported by the Iowa Power Fund. Vikram Dalal, Thomas M. Whitney Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is leading one of two Iowa Power Fund projects … Continue reading Governor visits Iowa State as part of renewable energy tour

Engineering Iowa State’s Solar Decathlon house

Tim Lentz, a mechanical engineering graduate student from Dubuque, is the project engineer for Iowa State’s Solar Decathlon Team, which is designing and building an energy-efficient solar-powered house for the U.S. Department of Energy competition this fall in Washington, D.C. Read more.