As a young student in her home country of Italy, Paola Pittoni remembers it was strong teachers that had the greatest impact on her. Now as a mechanical engineering lecturer herself, Pittoni hopes that she can leave just as lasting an impact on her students. “The reason I wanted to be a lecturer is because … Continue reading ME lecturer focuses on engaging undergraduate students
Tyler Miller didn’t always know what his path in college would be. Growing up in the small town of Northfield, Minnesota, Miller knew he wanted to do something in the sciences. When it came time to make a decision, Miller turned to his parents who gave him guidance that led him to Iowa State.
Leslie Harder, a senior in chemical engineering with a minor in food science, grew up in the small town of Swisher, Iowa. Throughout her life, Harder’s parents have encouraged by her parents to try new things. She’s participated in dance, soccer, and everything in between and graduated near the top of her class with two recognitions: National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society.
Allie Flessner, an undergraduate in chemical engineering, recently returned from studying abroad in Mannheim, Germany. She’s says the trip introduced her to a new culture while also helping her learn more about engineering concepts.
When it comes to engineering, Chris Williams knows history tends to lead to Rome. “Engineering in its infancy started back in B.C.” the Gerald and Audrey Olson Professor in Civil Engineering explained. “If you look at Greek and Roman societies, that’s how they flourished and grew. It was because of those basic engineering principles.” So … Continue reading Transportation engineering takes students, faculty to Rome
In Nicaragua, they have a saying, “Que le vaya bien,” which means “may you travel well.” For a few Iowa State engineering students, their travels to Nicaragua for a design course went beyond what they ever could have imagined. That’s because while they were there, they had the opportunity to impact the lives of Nicaraguans for the better.
Civil engineering junior Michael Colby enjoys his adventure in Singapore While a love of traveling and experiencing new cultures encouraged Michael Colby to study abroad in spring 2014, the four engineering classes he took in Singapore gave him a glimpse into what he wants to do with his future. Colby’s favorite class focused on water … Continue reading Study abroad trip advances knowledge about water treatment
The bi-annual Gilman Scholarship Program named Connie Maluwelmeng, a junior in electrical engineering and mathematics from Guam, as one of the 2014 summer finalists to receive financial aid to study abroad. Maluwelmeng will complete an internship at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, researching solar power. By supporting undergraduate students who might resist going abroad because … Continue reading Gilman Scholarship aids Maluwelmeng’s research internship in Germany
In October 2013, I took a 15-day trip to five cities, three countries and six hotels. While it was somewhat exhausting, it was also very productive in our efforts to build partnerships with international universities and students. I started the trip with Daji Qiao, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, attending the International Graduate … Continue reading Guest post: International engagement spends valuable time in East Asia
Hannah VanEvery is a senior in chemical engineering and Spanish and has recently begun a new—albeit familiar—adventure. In September, she left for a year abroad to study at University College London. VanEvery previously studied in Spain for a semester, but this time she is documenting her travels weekly for the duration of her trip. She … Continue reading Follow Hannah VanEvery’s study abroad experience in London
Luis Duckworth, senior in aerospace engineering, talks about his study abroad experience for the Iowa State Daily. Students can learn more about international learning experiences during the Study Abroad Fair, held Thursday, September 19, at the Great Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It was not an engineering challenge for mere mortals. It was for no less a superhero than Fluoride Man, defender of good dental hygiene, that Iowa State engineering students Ryan Betters and Ryan Francois designed, built and flew the glider “Bristle Buster F2” in Red Bull Flugtag, a human-powered flight competition held in Singapore Oct. … Continue reading Iowa State students launch “Bristle Buster F2” glider in flight contest