In a normal semester, Iowa State University’s Introduction to Embedded Systems course in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) features a popular project simulating exploration of the surface of the planet Mars, using iRobot Roomba-based mobile robots fitted with microcontrollers, nicknamed CyBots, after Iowa State’s mascot Cy. The CyBot platform is an embedded … Continue reading Visiting Mars with a virtual CyBot: Innovation in hands-on learning during COVID-19
During COVID-19, every activity has gone through changes and adaptations, Iowa State’s Society of Women in Engineering (SWE) is no exception to that. But SWE has found a way to continue to offer K-12 STEM outreach, utilizing the unique tools of technology.
Luis Granadillo, graduating with a major in materials engineering, will represent the College of Engineering at fall commencement as student marshal.
Not one. Not two. But THREE undergraduate students worked on this article in ScienceDirect. Connor Theisen, Heather Murphy and Nicholas Anastasi co-authored this paper with Associate Professor Simon Laflamme and recent ISU graduate Austin Downey. Their work proposes a new class of passive friction devices with programmable hysteresis loops.
Freshman Research Initiative continues to grow in Iowa State’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) keeps doors open. That’s what Olivia Taylor has found. “I would encourage others to take part in undergraduate research, or doing the FRI opportunity,” she says. “I think a lot of the times, even … Continue reading Freshman sum up spring semester with real-world research
Balancing classes and campus experience is winning combo for this civil engineering senior Whether its organizing an event, studying for an exam, or even answering her emails, civil engineering senior Carley Fulcher organizes her life to the minute. She has to, in order fit in all her studying and activities. To start off, she is … Continue reading Experience Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE
With graduation on the horizon, senior in construction engineering reflects on getting involved at Iowa State If Paige Taylor were to give a piece of advice to a new student, it would sound something like this … “Some great advice that I received my freshman year was to get involved in something that relates to … Continue reading Get involved – Engineer at ISU CCEE
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
Students from five focus areas present at poster competition Students budget time each November to get ready to defend their research findings and answer questions during the Annual Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Graduate Student Research Showcase and Poster Competition. This year, the symposium was held on Wednesday, Nov. 29 in Howe Hall Atrium … Continue reading Graduate student council hosts Seventh Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase
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
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
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
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
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