Tag: Toying with Technology

First-year engineering students gain unique experience through First-Year Honors Mentors Project

The desire to expand their reach and introduce another generation to engineering led a few first-year engineering students to pursue an interesting research project. The Iowa State University Honors Program runs the First-Year Honors Mentors Project. Participants are brought into an ISU faculty member’s research team where they work on research projects over the spring … Continue reading First-year engineering students gain unique experience through First-Year Honors Mentors Project

Dean’s Blog guest post: A course in engineering for future educators

The Toying With TechnologySM (TWT) Program in the College of Engineering at ISU brings engineering education to future K-12 teachers. Larry Genalo (University Professor, Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education, and associate chair in the MSE Department) shares some history on the program and future plans for TWT.  Recently, the State of Iowa … Continue reading Dean’s Blog guest post: A course in engineering for future educators

Teachers in training

Larry Genalo, University Professor of materials science and engineering, mentors future teachers in the “Toying with Technology” course. In a recent hands-on project, students learned about mass, weight, volume and water displacement, as well as a simple experiment that teaches these concepts to grade schoolers. Read the full story.  

Two CoE faculty members named ASEE Fellows

Two Iowa State University College of Engineering (CoE) faculty members have been named 2012 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Fellows, a feat only six others from the CoE have achieved since the organization was founded in 1893. The selection of Larry Genalo, University Professor of materials science and engineering (MSE), and Diane Rover, professor … Continue reading Two CoE faculty members named ASEE Fellows