College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

ISU CCEE graduate student earns PEGASAS Outstanding Student of the Year award

Research on heated pavement technology by College of Engineering student garners recognition from national organization Late last month, Iowa State civil engineering doctoral candidate Ali Arabzadeh was recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS) with this year’s Outstanding Student of the Year award. The work for …Continue reading “ISU CCEE graduate student earns PEGASAS Outstanding Student of the Year award”

Pursue your passion at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Personal experience is interwoven in student’s professional goals Being a minority in the United States has given Hongtao Dang first-hand insight into his area of focus. In his role as a doctoral researcher, Dang is studying disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE). These are economically or socially disadvantaged persons who, for example, start a business or face …Continue reading “Pursue your passion at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE”

Endless opportunities at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Graduate student finds abundant interdisciplinary research opportunities at ISU Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department (ISU CCEE) Sajed Sadati had three top considerations when he was looking for a graduate school: his topic of study, his advisors, and the college from which he would earn his degree. He found all three at Iowa State, and …Continue reading “Endless opportunities at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE”

Beyond the class at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Graduate transportation engineering student finds caring community 2,000 miles from home Willine Richardson rates Iowa State friendliness as “top-notch.” “It reminds me of home a lot, because of the hospitality …,” she says. “You can meet anyone, from any part of the world, to be honest. I’ve met so many people from different places.” Richardson …Continue reading “Beyond the class at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE”

IMSE graduates 123 students at spring 2018 commencement

The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) graduted 123 students during the spring 2018 semester. The spring’s graduating class included 81 bachelor of science in industrial engineering (IE) degrees, six from the masters of engineering (MEng) in Systems Engineering, 14 from the MEng in Engineering Management, six with MEng in IE, four with masters …Continue reading “IMSE graduates 123 students at spring 2018 commencement”

Creative thinking in research: undergraduate opportunities shape career of civil engineering graduate student

With ingenuity, this civil engineering doctoral candidate earned a patent for research that he completed as an outstanding undergraduate student. If you ask Austin Downey whether undergraduate research affected his goals, you will probably hear this: “It made my career.” “I loved it,” Downey, who is a doctoral candidate studying civil engineering at Iowa State …Continue reading “Creative thinking in research: undergraduate opportunities shape career of civil engineering graduate student”

Outstanding ECpE seniors

At the end of every semester, Iowa State University College of Engineering (COE) honors exceptional seniors within each department. Below are the seniors represented from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECpE). *Full awards article can be found on COE’s news site. Sarah Huber, an electrical engineering major from Bettendorf, Iowa, is very committed to …Continue reading “Outstanding ECpE seniors”

ECpE senior recreates Nintendo’s Switch

Nintendo’s latest device, Switch, has excited gaming fanatics all over the world. Yet what most people don’t realize is the Switch can be replicated in their own homes. Tim Lindquist, a senior in electrical engineering at Iowa State University, has a long history of creating hardware and software projects in his spare time. Last spring, …Continue reading “ECpE senior recreates Nintendo’s Switch”

Changing Town Engineering: students host green initiative with future in mind

Students, faculty take a new look at using compost on campus during volunteer opportunity Iowa State University (ISU) produces between 3,500 and 4,000 tons of compost every year. * Where does it all go? Students and faculty in the civil, construction and environmental engineering department (CCEE) are finding a new way to use this pure …Continue reading “Changing Town Engineering: students host green initiative with future in mind”

IMSE Capstone Design course creates big impact for companies

Industrial Engineering 441, a one-semester Capstone Design course, gives students the opportunity to engage in industry projects and practice industrial engineering under the guidance of an experienced registered professional engineer. The goal of the projects are to provide economic value to a company. In its first semester, 15 groups worked on projects at 15 companies. …Continue reading “IMSE Capstone Design course creates big impact for companies”

Undeclared students visit aerospace engineering

Incoming undeclared engineering major’s visited the Department of Aerospace Engineering on Wednesday afternoon to get an idea of what life would be like as an AerE major. The students ran through a game of Paper Airplane Express, a team building exercise where students work as a team to assemble paper airplanes according to strict regulations. …Continue reading “Undeclared students visit aerospace engineering”

CCEE-ME professors pursue use of augmented reality in structural engineering curriculum

Three faculty members awarded Miller Faculty Fellowship from Iowa State University for augmented reality research Starting in Fall 2017, some students could find themselves using iPads and apps in traditional engineering courses. Three professors from Iowa State’s College of Engineering are teaming up to bring augmented reality into civil engineering courses. Drs. Aliye Karabulut-Ilgu, An …Continue reading “CCEE-ME professors pursue use of augmented reality in structural engineering curriculum”

Mengyu Wang named Goldwater Scholar

Mengyu Wang, a third-year student with majors in Aerospace Engineering, Economics, and Mathematics has been named a 2017 Goldwater Scholar. Established by Congress in 1986, the Goldwater Scholarship recognizes students of outstanding potential who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the sciences, or engineering research. The scholarship is considered the nation’s most prestigious award for undergraduates in …Continue reading “Mengyu Wang named Goldwater Scholar”

Team CyFly finalizing prototype for Airbus competition

Team CyFly, the lone United States team remaining in the global Airbus Fly Your Ideas Challenge, is in the midst of Round 2 as they refine their concept and construct mockups. The team is is one of 50 teams remaining in the competition to develop ideas for how to change the future of aviation. If they …Continue reading “Team CyFly finalizing prototype for Airbus competition”

Graduate students’ startup makes a strong first impression

Akash Vidyadharan and Tyler Carter spent the first part of last summer applying for jobs in anticipation of receiving their master’s degree in the spring of 2017. For the second half of the summer, they worked on a project that has caught the attention of investors, corporations, as well government officials. “One year ago, this …Continue reading “Graduate students’ startup makes a strong first impression”

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