New opportunities available to STEM educators in Space Grant Consortium program

Two new and impactful opportunities await Iowa K-12 educators in the 2019 Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) Partner Schools Program. Applications for the program are now being accepted through 3 p.m. December 3, 2018. The ISGC-sponsored Partner School Program supports Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) school partnerships to help schools connect to learning opportunities … Continue reading New opportunities available to STEM educators in Space Grant Consortium program

Ch E 357, 381 students: Apply now for Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab!

The kickoff for the 2019 Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab program is underway, with the application period running through November 30. Students currently enrolled in Ch E 357 and Ch E 381 are eligible to participate. Ch E 358 and Ch E 382 must be successfully completed in spring semester. Scholarships are available for students participating … Continue reading Ch E 357, 381 students: Apply now for Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab!

John Kaiser eager to boost real world knowledge as CBE’s new lecturer

As a member and chair of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) Advisory Council, John Kaiser was always a very popular visitor whenever he’d come to Sweeney Hall. As a longtime employee of Mars Chocolate, Kaiser, who some nicknamed “The Candy Man,” would bring samples of his employer’s products to hand out to … Continue reading John Kaiser eager to boost real world knowledge as CBE’s new lecturer

Former NASA official, ISU faculty member Gonzalez-Torres is new Iowa Space Grant Consortium director

Tomas Gonzalez-Torres, a lecturer in the Iowa State University Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been named director of the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC), effective July 1. He replaces Interim Department Chair and Dennis & Rebecca Muilenburg Professor of Aerospace Engineering Dr. Christina Bloebaum as director. She is departing Iowa State for an administrative post … Continue reading Former NASA official, ISU faculty member Gonzalez-Torres is new Iowa Space Grant Consortium director

Find support at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Doctoral student builds a supportive professional, personal community while at Iowa State Some people pursue a doctoral degree. Some travel from long distances to continue their education. And some, like Minas Guirguis, travel from halfway around the world with a family to go to graduate school. That is commitment. “You need support,” the materials engineer … Continue reading Find support at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Oviedo, Spain summer lab underway for CBE students

One of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) most unique learning experiences is now in full swing more than 4,000 miles from the ISU campus. The 2018 University of Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab Program is hosting eight Iowa State CBE undergraduates this year. They are joined by fellow students from the University of … Continue reading Oviedo, Spain summer lab underway for CBE students

CBE professors Cochran, Loveland receive university awards

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) is celebrating two faculty members who have been named recipients of university awards. Associate Professor Eric Cochran has been named to receive the ISU Award for Achievement in Intellectual Property. It honors faculty members who have made important intellectual property contributions at the university, preferably leading to … Continue reading CBE professors Cochran, Loveland receive university awards

Q&A with Srikanthan “Sri” Ramesh

Srikanthan “Sri” Ramesh is a PhD student in industrial engineering and a graduate researcher in Dr. Iris Rivero‘s Interdisciplinary Manufacturing Engineering and Design lab. He was recently awarded the Wakonse Fellowship. “Wakonse” is the Lakota Indian term for “to teach, to inspire.” As part of the fellowship, Sri will attend a five-day conference at Camp Miniwanca in … Continue reading Q&A with Srikanthan “Sri” Ramesh

Chemical engineering graduate students shine with Research/Teaching Excellence Awards

Five chemical engineering graduate students were honored for their work in research and education in a special ceremony held April 19. The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Research Excellence and Teaching Excellence Awards for 2017-18 have been presented to David Chadderdon (research), Xiaotong Chadderdon (research), Toni Pfennig (research), Fatima Enam (teaching) and Atefe Hadi … Continue reading Chemical engineering graduate students shine with Research/Teaching Excellence Awards

ME grad student wins teaching award

A mechanical engineering graduate student is the most recent recipient of Iowa State’s Graduate and Professional Student Senate’s Teaching Award. Emmanuel Hitimana, a PhD student, was among five candidates selected this semester for the honor. He currently serves a teaching assistant for the lab component of ME 421: System Dynamics and Control. “When I got notified … Continue reading ME grad student wins teaching award

CBE Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter Reilly passes away

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter J. Reilly passed away November 2 after a battle with duodenal cancer. Reilly, who retired as a full-time faculty member in 2014, came to the department as an associate professor and researcher in 1974 after a stint at the DuPont Company in its … Continue reading CBE Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter Reilly passes away

Students congratulated, donors thanked in CBE Honors & Awards Banquet

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) saluted the recipients of scholarships and fellowships – and those who make them possible – in its annual Honors & Awards Banquet. A total of 224 CBE undergraduate students have been awarded 280 department scholarships in the current academic year, and 18 graduate students are pursuing their … Continue reading Students congratulated, donors thanked in CBE Honors & Awards Banquet

CBE welcomes former professor, chair Terry King to Hall of Fame

ISU Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) heralded the return of a former professor and department chair as Dr. Terry S. King was officially inducted into the department’s Hall of Fame. King was a special guest and featured speaker as part of the annual CBE Honors & Awards Banquet October 20. He recently retired from Ball … Continue reading CBE welcomes former professor, chair Terry King to Hall of Fame

(From left to right) ISU researchers Benjamin Ahn (aerospace engineering), Kristen Cetin and Bora Cetin (both of civil, construction and environmental engineering) are working to develop better teaching methods for the engineering students of tomorrow. Photo by Kate Tindall.

Iowa State researchers explore ways to better prepare students for industry

Construction, civil engineering faculty explore the art of problem solving to prepare graduates for real-world challenges on the job Complex … these words describe the types of problems that Kristen Cetin knows engineers face on the job site. “There’s no one solution,” she says, explaining the concept of ill-structured problems. “In addition to that, there’s … Continue reading Iowa State researchers explore ways to better prepare students for industry