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IE student competes in ISU Innovation Prize contest

An industrial engineering student learned about the importance of teamwork and collaboration through her participation in Iowa State’s Innovation Prize contest. Andrina Helgerson, a senior in IE, was part of one of 10 teams to compete in the 2nd annual Innovation Prize contest which took place on March 30 and 31. The event, which was …Continue reading “IE student competes in ISU Innovation Prize contest”

Drones take off as trend in engineering industries – a CCEE alumni feature

Technology is changing the way engineers tackle challenges in the field. Iowa State civil, construction engineering alums weigh in. Editor’s Note: This past winter, the department of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State University (ISU) released a survey to construction engineering alumni concerning possible changes to a program publication. In that survey, alums …Continue reading “Drones take off as trend in engineering industries – a CCEE alumni feature”

Iowa State engineers test heated pavement technology at Des Moines International Airport

Halil Ceylan and a group of Iowa State engineers are testing heated pavement technologies at the Des Moines International Airport. They’ve installed two test slabs of electrically conductive concrete. And so far this winter, the special pavement has effectively cleared ice and snow. The research is supported by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Center of Excellence …Continue reading “Iowa State engineers test heated pavement technology at Des Moines International Airport”

Nobel Laureate Dan Shechtman to link entrepreneurship, world peace in public lecture

Nobel Laureate Dan Shechtman of Iowa State, the Ames Laboratory and Israel’s Technion will give a public lecture linking technological entrepreneurship to world peace and prosperity. The lecture will be at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public.

John Haughery: Improving student learning through hands-on projects

While he was working in industry, John Haughery’s dream of teaching never quite went away. Before he knew it, he found himself quitting his job, selling his house and heading to Iowa State.

An Iowa State program enhances teaching of STEM in elementary schools

Story and video originally posted by Iowa State University News Service.  Iowa State University and Des Moines Public Schools recently received a $4.5 million grant to improve the teaching of science, technology, engineering and math in elementary schools. The Trinect program brings together a Des Moines teacher, an ISU student teacher, and a graduate engineering …Continue reading “An Iowa State program enhances teaching of STEM in elementary schools”

Engineering alum, Boeing executive to give talk

On Tuesday, September 6, Dennis Muilenburg will be presenting “The Boeing Company: Creating Global Advantage.” Muilenburg is president and chief executive officer of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, and serves on the company’s Executive Council. He earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State University in 1986. The lecture is part of the …Continue reading “Engineering alum, Boeing executive to give talk”

Open Lab Night showcases engineering department research

Laboratories were open in Coover Hall for Open Lab Night on November 10, allowing the public to see research being done in engineering departments on campus. The projects are exploring a range of technologies including high intensity ultrasound, microfluidic devices, robots emulating the behavior of small children, and remote-controlled helicopters. Read the full story.

ME student awarded United Nations fellowship for work with rural technology

A proposal to more effectively apply technology in rural India has resulted in Colton Kennedy, a junior in mechanical engineering, being awarded the Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship.