The Gaffer’s Guild celebrates their final ‘hoorah’ in the Sweeney Hall Glass Studio

The furnace is off, and the next chapter begins for the Iowa State University Gaffer’s Guild. They shut down the Sweeney Hall Glass Studio for the last time at 1:36 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. The glass studio has been operating in 1334 Sweeney Hall since April 29, 2000. The Gaffer’s Guild is led … Continue reading The Gaffer’s Guild celebrates their final ‘hoorah’ in the Sweeney Hall Glass Studio

German student finds new research avenues and experiences at Iowa State

What brings a student all the way to Ames, Iowa from Münster, Germany? For Johannes Betz, it was the promise of expanding his battery research and achieving his goals of creating a sustainable future. Pursuing a master’s degree, Betz knew he wanted to expand his studies and go abroad. He reached out to his professors … Continue reading German student finds new research avenues and experiences at Iowa State

Student Innovation Center displaces student organizations

While the proposed Student Innovation Center promises excellent space and utilities for student organizations once it is completed, its construction plan is currently causing problems for the same organizations. The Student Innovation Center will be built on the plots where the Nuclear Engineering building and Old Sweeny currently stand, two building that are home to … Continue reading Student Innovation Center displaces student organizations

Iowa scientists help drive energy transformation

Expecting a baby with the new year, Iowa State University engineering doctoral student Marty Haverly has been thinking a lot about the climate challenges future generations face. Haverly and his wife, Julie, a senior business analyst at the Ames-based biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group, think they have the opportunity to address those challenges head-on.

MSE distinguished professor honored for advancements in ceramics education

Steve W. Martin is selected as Ceramic Education Council’s Outstanding Educator For more than 29 years, Steve W. Martin has been teaching at Iowa State, making advancements in research and passing on his knowledge through glass and ceramics courses. The distinguished professor of materials science and engineering was honored for his educational work on Monday, … Continue reading MSE distinguished professor honored for advancements in ceramics education

Engineering students learn glassblowing skills through Gaffer’s Guild

Blowing glass is a form of art that takes practice to perfect. The glassblowing studio on campus has been used to perfect that art within the Gaffer’s Guild. The Gaffer’s Guild is made up of ISU students and Ames residents who  learn to create unique glass objects. “Your imagination is your limit,” said Tanner Borglum, … Continue reading Engineering students learn glassblowing skills through Gaffer’s Guild