From fuel-efficient snowmobile engines to the electric motors in the Tesla Model Y, mechanical engineering student Katie Lyon has a passion for environmentally friendly vehicles. Lyon grew up in Burnsville, Minnesota and as a child loved playing with Legos, Lincoln Logs and other toys that allowed her to combine her creativity with her analytic skills. …Continue reading “Driven by a passion to engineer vehicles of the future”
While some students take a break during the summer, one industrial engineering student was busy putting in 60-hour weeks as part of his internship. Thomas Berquist, a sophomore in industrial engineering (IE), spent his summer in Sparks, Nevada working as an Engineering Project Management Intern at Tesla where he served on the New Product Introduction …Continue reading “IE student spends summer interning at Tesla”
“Your gender shouldn’t determine what you can and cannot do,” Huber said. Accomplishing a variety of professional experiences, Sarah Huber faced the unique challenges of being a female in the male dominate world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Sarah Huber graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Department of Electrical …Continue reading “Engineering a career with Tesla”
At the end of every semester, Iowa State University College of Engineering (COE) honors exceptional seniors within each department. Below are the seniors represented from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECpE). *Full awards article can be found on COE’s news site. Sarah Huber, an electrical engineering major from Bettendorf, Iowa, is very committed to …Continue reading “Outstanding ECpE seniors”
At the end of each semester, the College of Engineering honors twelve outstanding seniors, one of which is selected to serve as the college’s student marshal at the undergraduate commencement ceremony.
Twenty Iowa State University students had the opportunity to attend the world’s largest gathering of women technologists in Orlando, Florida, from Oct. 4-6. Students from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), along with students from the student organizations Digital Women and Electrical, Computer and Software Engineers and Leaders (ECSEL), traveled to the event. …Continue reading “ECpE women inspired by Grace Hopper Celebration”
Though not chosen to advance to competition weekend, materials engineering senior Andrew Kitahara and the ISU Hyperloop team walked away from the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition Design Weekend with a bigger prize: the desire to continue working to revolutionize the world. Kitahara and the ISU Hyperloop team competed in the Design Weekend held January 29 and …Continue reading “ISU Hyperloop returns from Design Weekend with new name, focus”
In June 2015, Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX and CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, issued a challenge. He established an open competition geared towards university students and independent engineering teams to design and build the best Hyperloop pod. Andrew Kitahara, a senior in materials engineering, and Brandon Klosterman, a senior in …Continue reading “Engineering students team up for SpaceX Hyperloop Competition”