Tag: thermodynamics

Engineers contribute to project aimed at improving protective clothing systems for firefighters and first responders

Firefighters and first responders need effective personal protective equipment (PPE) that provides the right combination of functionality, protection and comfort. A project led by a team of Iowa State University researchers aims to develop fundamental knowledge and tools for the next generation of high performance PPE. Guowen Song, Noma Scott Lloyd Chair in Textiles and … Continue reading Engineers contribute to project aimed at improving protective clothing systems for firefighters and first responders

Assistant professor receives ASEE Mechanical Engineering Division New Educator Award

Since he joined Iowa State in 2012, Ganesh Balasubramanian, an assistant professor in mechanical engineering, has been working on developing and implementing learning content for the next generation of students, scientists, and engineers that integrates research with education. He says tying research with student learning is increasingly important and inevitable given the speed of scientific … Continue reading Assistant professor receives ASEE Mechanical Engineering Division New Educator Award

Margaret Mathison

Margaret Mathison: Giving students more control of their learning

ME lecturer emphasizes interactive classrooms at Iowa State Growing up in Ames means having Iowa State University in your backyard. For Margaret Mathison, it also meant the chance to experience engineering at a young age. As a sixth grader, she and her friends built a solar-powered car and raced it at an event held on campus, … Continue reading Margaret Mathison: Giving students more control of their learning

Retirement cannot quench this lecturer’s passion for teaching

Mechanical engineering Professor Emeritus Howard Shapiro recently came out of retirement and back into the classroom as a lecturer at Iowa State University. Shapiro graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s in mathematics (1969), and his master’s (1971) and Ph.D. (1975) in mechanical engineering. His teaching career began in graduate school, where he … Continue reading Retirement cannot quench this lecturer’s passion for teaching