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Research project simulates weather conditions for pilots in training

Navigating realistic weather conditions during the pilot training process could became easier because of an Iowa State University research project involving augmented reality (AR). Michael Dorneich, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, and Eliot Winer, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC), are leading the Iowa State …Continue reading “Research project simulates weather conditions for pilots in training”

New ME scholarship named for longtime faculty member

The Judith M. Vance Scholarship was established earlier this semester to honor ME alum and longtime faculty member Judy M. Vance. She holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. all in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University. Vance, who is currently the Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik Professor of Engineering and a Faculty Fellow of …Continue reading “New ME scholarship named for longtime faculty member”

Two IMSE professors receive tenure

Two faculty members from the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) have been granted tenure following a decision from the Iowa Board of Regents. Associate professor Michael Dorneich and assistant professor Stephen Gilbert were both given tenure after the moves were approved by the Iowa Board of Regents during their April 12 meeting in Council …Continue reading “Two IMSE professors receive tenure”

Gilbert’s grad student wins best poster presentation award

A graduate student advised by IMSE assistant professor Stephen Gilbert recently won the award for best poster presentation at an Iowa State research conference. Adel Sulaiman, a PhD student in computer science, was named the best poster presenter by the Graduate and Professional Student Senate at the 5th annual Graduate and Professional Student Research Conference …Continue reading “Gilbert’s grad student wins best poster presentation award”

AerE welcomes visit from alum, Major General Clinton Crosier

On Monday, the Department of Aerospace Engineering welcomed Major General Clinton Crosier ‘87 for a visit. Before Maj. Gen. Crosier delivered a speech titled, “National Defense and International Security,” at the Memorial Union, he stopped by Howe Hall to speak with students. Crosier is director of operational capability requirements and deputy chief of staff for …Continue reading “AerE welcomes visit from alum, Major General Clinton Crosier”

FAA convenes outreach meeting at Iowa State

The Department of Aerospace Engineering hosted the Iowa Congressional Outreach for the Central Region of the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday. Members of the FAA presented reports to airport directors, aviation professionals, and congressional staffers on FAA activity and regulations in Iowa throughout the past year. The meeting also touched on future developments for the …Continue reading “FAA convenes outreach meeting at Iowa State”

ME and HCI graduate student completes internship with Obama White House

Chloe McPherson – a master’s student in mechanical engineering with a co-major in human computer interaction – recently finished up her stint with the White House Internship Program under President Barack Obama for the fall 2016 semester. The Omaha, Nebraska-native was among 165 students nationwide to be selected for this opportunity. Dakota Olson, a junior …Continue reading “ME and HCI graduate student completes internship with Obama White House”

Chloe McPherson: National publications chairperson

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Chloe McPherson has made great strides as an Iowa State University student and as the NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) national publications chairperson.

Virtual reality puts football recruits in the middle of game day at Jack Trice Stadium

There you were, inside the C6 virtual reality room at Iowa State University, surrounded on six sides by 100 million pixels and completely immersed in the sights and sounds of game day at Jack Trice Stadium. The band marched in I-S-U formation. The cheerleaders did flips.

SME magazine recognizes Jane Karpinsky with a “30 under 30” award

VRAC and HCI alumni Jane Karpinsky was recently recognized by SME Mechanical Engineering magazine with their annual “30 under 30” award that recognizes the future leaders in manufacturing. Jane earned the award for her work at Boeing. Jane worked as an undergraduate research assistant in VRAC. Her assistantship was funded through a National Science Foundation Research Experiences …Continue reading “SME magazine recognizes Jane Karpinsky with a “30 under 30” award”

Iowa State University virtual reality system simulates the International Space Station

Written by Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service They say space is the final frontier, but it’s just another day at the office at Iowa State University’s Virtual Reality Applications Center. Instead of boldly going in a starship capable of warp speeds, Nir Keren, an associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, can reach …Continue reading “Iowa State University virtual reality system simulates the International Space Station”

Iowa State part of $320 million national manufacturing lab announced by White House

Iowa State University is a top-tier partner in a new Digital Lab for Manufacturing to be based in Chicago with affiliated partners across the country. President Barack Obama today announced a $70 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to support creation of the lab by UI LABS, a Chicago-based research and commercialization collaborative. In addition …Continue reading “Iowa State part of $320 million national manufacturing lab announced by White House”

Professor Emeritus Jim Bernard continues work after retirement

Growing up in Royal Oak, Michigan, near “Motor City” and being surrounded by “automobile people,” fueled Jim Bernard’s love for cars. It was also the start of his career in automobile handling, during which time he examined vehicle models using computers to predict the outcomes of various situations. Bernard—distinguished professor emeritus of mechanical engineering—earned his …Continue reading “Professor Emeritus Jim Bernard continues work after retirement”

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