Four Iowa State University Honors students with ties to the College of Engineering received Goldwater Scholarships in March. The program is the nation’s premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. The students—Jacob Harry, senior in aerospace engineering; William Lindemann, senior in materials science engineering and mathematics; Rachel Philiph, senior in materials science engineering; …Continue reading “All four Iowa State Goldwater Scholarship applicants selected for national award”
Everyone knows internships provide some of the most beneficial learning experiences for students looking for a career in engineering. Perhaps no one knows that better than Cimone Wright, a senior in computer engineering, who has an impressive seven internships under her belt and an eighth planned for the upcoming summer. Wright started her first engineering …Continue reading “Cimone Wright began her adventure in engineering before college”
Civil engineering senior Greg Markway knows a thing or two about the importance and preparation that go into an internship. Markway, graduating at the end of the Fall 2013 semester, has interned for the Iowa Department of Transportation and Adjustable Forms Concrete Construction (Chicago, Ill.). The starting point to these experiences lies in “finding what …Continue reading “STUDENT PROFILE: Civil engineering senior talks internship prep”
Zie Chieh Chua, sophomore in mechanical engineering, was a Malaysia national badminton player before he came to Iowa State. Chua still continues attending badminton competitions in the United States while studying in Iowa State. Read his story in the Iowa State Daily.
For years, educators and employers have been fervently promoting the importance of gaining experience through internships and co-ops as part of a well-rounded education. Mechanical engineering senior Robert Hanson has learned first hand from two internships how valuable experiential learning really is. Although each was a diverse experience, both were equally influential to his future. …Continue reading “ME student interns at ConAgra Foods”
Last summer, the aerospace engineering (AerE) department announced plans for Make to Innovate (M:2:I) – a new program to engage students in hands-on projects. Over the past year, the program has seen students flood in and new projects emerge, demonstrating that M:2:I has staying power. Getting the program up and running When M:2:I was established, …Continue reading “M:2:I continues to grow”
After six years of hard work, challenges, and unforeseen time delays, AirISU has finally come to the end of the club’s first building project—a two-passenger, light sport aircraft. The group was established as an Iowa State student organization in 2004 with plans to design and build a plane from scratch. In 2006, the students decided …Continue reading “AirISU completes its first plane, looks ahead to next project”
Combining his interests in the medical and engineering fields, Grant Riesberg, sophomore in electrical engineering, is gaining valuable industry insights as an undergraduate research assistant. Riesberg is working with Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Timothy Bigelow to advance the technology and application of ultrasound therapy. Bigelow’s method of treating cancer through ultrasound therapy …Continue reading “Advancing ultrasound technology”