College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Jim Hill retires from CBE after 46 years of research, education and outreach

Chemical and Biological Engineering University Professor James (Jim) Hill has announced his retirement, and was honored with a reception hosted by the department. Hill has been part of the CBE faculty since 1971 and served as department chair from 2005-2009. His work as a researcher, educator and advocate for students through the renowned ISU solar …Continue reading “Jim Hill retires from CBE after 46 years of research, education and outreach”

Project Director and innovative student leader of MSE guides PrISUm to completion of the world’s first solar utility vehicle

Materials Engineering senior, Matt Goode, from Coggon, Iowa has been leading over 100 students within PrISUm, the solar car team at Iowa State University, in developing the world’s first solar utility vehicle (SUV) named Penumbra. This vehicle will compete in the cruiser class of the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge to race across the Australian …Continue reading “Project Director and innovative student leader of MSE guides PrISUm to completion of the world’s first solar utility vehicle”

Team PrISUm visits the National Governor’s Association Meeting

On Saturday, July 16, Team PrISUm took to the road to visit the National Governor’s Association Summer Meeting held July 14-17 in Des Moines, Iowa. The National Governor’s Association is an organization that speaks with a collective voice on national policy and develops innovative solutions that improve state government. This year, the organization asked Team PrISUm to display its solar car as part of the festivities that take place during the meeting.

Iowa State’s solar car team ready to race 1,800 miles from national park to national park

Iowa State’s solar car team is getting ready to race a qualifying grand prix and then 1,800 miles across the middle of the country. While the team will certainly try to defend last year’s first-ever overall title, there are other goals, too. The team has big ambitions to race across Australia during next year’s World Solar Challenge. And so team members will use this year’s races to test new systems for the car they’ll design and build for the Australian race.

ISU team to build street-legal solar car

Team PrISUm, Iowa State’s solar car team, unveiled two advances on April 21. The first was its 2016 version of the solar car which includes a new, more energy-efficient engine. The second advance was plans for a new vehicle in 2017 which will be a four-person, street-legal solar vehicle. The anticipated costs for the 2017 vehicle …Continue reading “ISU team to build street-legal solar car”

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”

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