Thousands to attend Iowa FIRST LEGO® League State Championship this weekend

The annual Iowa FIRST LEGO® League State Championship Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14 and 15, at Iowa State University’s College of Engineering. Read more about the championship here. Check out these stories about the event: Teams put LEGO robots to the test at ISU More than 750 kids gather for FIRST Lego League

CBE alumna Korin Reid receives prestigious Forbes magazine honor

Korin Reid (B.S.ChE’08), a Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering alumna, has been honored by Forbes magazine as part of its annual “30 Under 30” leaders in science awards. Reid, who is employed as a Senior Data Scientist with McKesson in Atlanta, GA, was singled out for her work using big data technologies to scale [Continue Reading…]

ME student applies engineering knowledge in his artwork

Being more than 1,300 miles from home, art is what keeps junior mechanical engineering student Ben Levine from becoming homesick. Levine is originally from Mansfield, Mass. – about halfway between Boston and Providence, R.I. – and he moved to Ames two years ago to study mechanical engineering at Iowa State. His decision to choose ISU [Continue Reading…]

Hartmann named 2016 WiSE Champion

The Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) honors CCEE’s Beth Hartmann for support of STEM education to young women This month, Senior Lecturer Beth Hartmann was honored as a 2016 WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) Champion. Hartmann, a construction engineering faculty member of the civil, construction and environmental engineering department at Iowa [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State nets $9.6 million to increase STEM diversity, prepare future faculty

WiSE helps empower women

ME’s Prof. Vance to be honored by Women in Science and Engineering

Iowa State University mechanical engineering professor Judy Vance will be honored by the Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) at a luncheon later this month. WiSE is recognizing Vance because of her advocacy for women in STEM both in Iowa and nationally. Vance holds her BS, MS, and PhD in mechanical engineering all from ISU. [Continue Reading…]

From “teaching” science to “doing” science: High school educators enjoy research in CBE

“There is a change in science teaching standards going on. It is a shift in approach from ‘teaching’ science to ‘doing’ science,” says Jeremy Morrow, a science teacher at Hoover High School in Des Moines. As a participant in this this year’s Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program, that philosophy will impact how he educates [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State alumnus Dan Voss awarded teaching fellowship

Teaching high school science is usually not a career recent engineering graduates pursue. But for Iowa State alumnus Dan Voss, teaching and engineering has been a perfect fit. Voss was recently named a member of the 2016 cohort of Teaching Fellows by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation. “I have found that my engineering experience has [Continue Reading…]

MSA Professional Services awards scholarship to Pech

BARABOO, WI: As a future agricultural engineer, Spencer Pech wants to help create a more sustainable form of agriculture that can help feed the world in the future. MSA Professional Services (MSA), Baraboo, WI, recently awarded Pech a $1,000 scholarship for the fall 2016 semester to help him achieve that goal.

Cory Kleinheksel: Improving education

Cory Kleinheksel is taking steps to improve education for future generations of students and teachers.

Presentations inspire students to follow STEM careers

∗Article co-authored by Joe Boldrey On April 12th, the ISU Magnetics Research Group (MRG) collaborated with the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC) to give a series of presentations designed to inspire grade school students to follow a path into the STEM fields. The outreach program was funded by a grant from the American Physical Society [Continue Reading…]