Q&A with Goldwater Scholarship recipient Mouhamad Diallo

Mouhamad Diallo, a junior double-majoring in mechanical engineering and materials engineering, is one of four Iowa State University students who recently received a Goldwater Scholarship. The scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year and encourages students to pursue careers in STEM research. He recently sat down with us to talk about his upbringing, his current studies, … Continue reading Q&A with Goldwater Scholarship recipient Mouhamad Diallo

Mechanical engineering has largest undergrad enrollment on campus

Enrollment in the mechanical engineering undergraduate program at Iowa State for the spring 2017 semester is nearly twice the size of the next biggest major, according to data from the Office of the Registrar. ME’s spring 2017 enrollment comes in at 2,054, ahead of second-place kinesiology and health with 1,119 students. Though not a degree-granting … Continue reading Mechanical engineering has largest undergrad enrollment on campus

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

2015 U.S. News rankings: Iowa State undergraduate engineering program is tied for 23rd among public universities

U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 “American’s Best Colleges” rankings are out, and Iowa State’s College of Engineering ties for 23rd among public universities whose highest degree is a doctorate. Among all national universities, Iowa State’s undergraduate engineering program ranks 41st (a seven-way tie) overall. Last year, Iowa State was 20th among public programs and in an eight-way … Continue reading 2015 U.S. News rankings: Iowa State undergraduate engineering program is tied for 23rd among public universities

Mechanical engineering students show off work at design expo

As one student put tape in his mouth to secure string to his model aircraft, another group sent smoke rings wafting through the air at the Mechanical Engineering Design Expo on Tuesday. More than 50 engineering class projects, including a bicycle-powered cell phone charger, a solar-powered medical cooler and a bubble car, were on display … Continue reading Mechanical engineering students show off work at design expo