Christina Bloebaum, who will be joining the aerospace engineering department this fall, has recently received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Award for 2012 (AIAA MDO Award). The award was established in 1993 to recognize individuals for outstanding contributions to the development and application of techniques in multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) …Continue reading “New AerE hire wins prestigious award”
Stephen Gilbert’s fascination with technology and cognitive science has led him to his current role as assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE), associate director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC), and a member of Iowa State’s Human Computer Interaction (HCI) research group. Gilbert started his college career at Princeton …Continue reading “Gilbert combines interests in cognitive science and emerging technologies”
Iowa State alumna Daniela Faas has had an enthralling journey that began with a move from Germany to the US as a teen, beginning what she calls her own version of the “American Dream.” That dream has included excellent education and research opportunities that have taken her places she never envisioned, and ultimately landed her …Continue reading “Faas finds her fit at MIT”
While the 3-D imaging technology created by Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Song Zhang has caught the attention of the entertainment industry, Zhang is working to spread the technology’s application to the medical field and beyond. Read The Scientist story here.
Eliot Winer, Brandon Newendorp, and Tyler Streeter were recently featured in a KCCI news report on the ever-increasing number of applications for the iPhone and iPod touch. Winer, an associate professor in mechanical engineering (ME), spoke to the convenience of using different applications on the phone, as well as the dependency users can develop. Newendorp, a …Continue reading “Engineering faculty, students featured in iPhone app report”
‘Disruptive technology’ erupts on the scene at Iowa State as a small start-up moves into the medical marketplace—and beyond
BodyViz, an Ames virtual reality company developed by Jim Oliver, director of Iowa States Virtual Reality Applications Center and professor of mechanical engineering, and Eliot Winer, associate director of the center and associate professor of mechanical engineering, has taken the top prize of $25,000 in the fourth annual John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition.
ICIDO will partner with Iowa State’s Virtual Reality Applications Center over the next two years to build research applications based on the company’s visual decision platform. Read more.