Tag: undergraduate research

Cyclone Engineering students attend National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Eleven Cyclone Engineering students will share their hands-on research experience with peers from across the country at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. The annual event, which takes place April 11-13 at Kennesaw State University in George, is the largest undergrad research conference in the nation, with 4,000 students in attendance and featuring networking, professional development and one of the largest graduate school fairs in the U.S.

Cyclone Engineering undergrads to showcase research at Iowa Capitol

Cyclone Engineering undergraduates will present research posters at the Iowa Statehouse at the 14th annual Research in the Capitol event on April 1. Research in the Capitol highlights the important research being conducted by undergraduate students across the state. Students will interact with elected officials, university administrators and news media, discussing the impact their research could have on Iowa, the nation and the world. 

$6 million gift from Boeing to support Iowa State University’s Student Innovation Center and undergraduate researchers

The Boeing Company made a $6 million commitment to Iowa State University that will enhance the educational experience for all students at Iowa State, inspire innovation on the university’s campus, and support engineering students interested in research. A significant portion of Boeing’s gift will support construction of the Student Innovation Center, the approximately 140,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building that will serve as the hub on campus for hands-on projects where students can collaborate across a wide range of disciplines.

Downey right and Laflamme discuss research in a laboratory. Photo by Tindall.

Creative thinking in research: undergraduate opportunities shape career of civil engineering graduate student

With ingenuity, this civil engineering doctoral candidate earned a patent for research that he completed as an outstanding undergraduate student. If you ask Austin Downey whether undergraduate research affected his goals, you will probably hear this: “It made my career.” “I loved it,” Downey, who is a doctoral candidate studying civil engineering at Iowa State … Continue reading Creative thinking in research: undergraduate opportunities shape career of civil engineering graduate student

Twitter and cars don’t mix: students explore transportation topics for Freshman Research Initiative

Civil engineering freshman explore safety on the roads through one of Iowa State’s newest research programs It’s not difficult to hook Carter Bohle on research. Just mention a driving simulator. “Dr. Savolainen said one day in class that people have used the driving simulator before,” Bohle said. “That caught our attention right away. We were … Continue reading Twitter and cars don’t mix: students explore transportation topics for Freshman Research Initiative

Ophoff (left) earns first place in the Exhibition Showcase category at the Sixth Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase and Poster Competition. Dr. Jennifer Shane (right) giving award. (Photo by Kate Tindall)

Ophoff recognized by College of Engineering Honors Program for capstone project

Undergraduate researcher earns engineering capstone project award at University Honors Poster Presentations When Brandon Ophoff presents his research, he can’t help but learn something new. “Each time, people ask questions and then it makes me think a little bit deeper,” Ophoff said. “So as I’m presenting, I’m learning more.” Ophoff has had multiple opportunities to … Continue reading Ophoff recognized by College of Engineering Honors Program for capstone project

Material Advantage students advocate science funding to members of Congress

Iowa State engineering students recently got a rare chance to explain the importance of their research to members of Congress. The university’s student chapter of Material Advantage sent members to Washington D.C. to promote the importance of science as part of the national organization’s Congressional Visit Day, April 10-11, 2013. Material Advantage organizes the event … Continue reading Material Advantage students advocate science funding to members of Congress

Undergraduate enhances lessons with research, explores bioengineering

For Christian Tormos, working in a research laboratory is second nature. Actively participating in research projects since his freshman year, Tormos, now a senior in chemical and biological engineering (CBE), is investigating a treatment for acute mechanical damage (AMD) that can to occur to cartilage and lead to post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA), a disorder that occurs … Continue reading Undergraduate enhances lessons with research, explores bioengineering

Undergraduate researchers love the lab

Three chemical engineering students are getting a sneak peak into hands-on research as undergraduate research assistants. Thanks to an undergraduate research opportunity, Katelyn Dahlke, Scott Meester, and Drew Sikkema are running experiments on polymer micro-emulsions under the guidance of Jennifer O’Donnell, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering. Dahlke, a sophomore, first heard about undergraduate … Continue reading Undergraduate researchers love the lab

Engineers among undergraduates to showcase their research and creative expression (Updated)

More than 100 Iowa State University undergraduate students will share 87 research projects during the university’s fifth annual “Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression.” The symposium will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Memorial Union on the ISU campus. The event is free and open to the public. Topics range … Continue reading Engineers among undergraduates to showcase their research and creative expression (Updated)

New wind energy research opportunity for undergraduates

As wind energy becomes an increasingly promising renewable energy source, research in the area continues to pick up at Iowa State. Undergraduate students interested in the growing field now have a way to get more involved through the newly established Wind Energy Science, Engineering, and Policy (WESEP) program. WESEP is a National Science Foundation (NSF) … Continue reading New wind energy research opportunity for undergraduates

Engineering students among undergraduates to showcase research at annual Capitol event

Twenty-five Iowa State University undergraduates will present their research to legislators and others during the sixth annual “Research in the Capitol.” Five of those students are from engineering. The event will be from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the rotunda of the State Capitol building in Des Moines. Iowa Governor Terry … Continue reading Engineering students among undergraduates to showcase research at annual Capitol event

Engineering honors students to display research

Several College of Engineering students in the University Honors Program will be among those presenting their research at the fourth annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression. The symposium will take place in the Memorial Union on Tuesday, April 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read more here.