A recent Forbes article focused on the impact that virtual reality (VR) has on training forklift operators features research by IMSE Associate Professor Rick Stone. The article cites Stone’s study of welding VR simulations which found a 41.6% increase in certifications and a 23% decrease in overall training time. “VR and AR technology has amazing …Continue reading “IMSE professor’s research featured in Forbes”
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”
Earning a nickname can be a rite of passage for any freshman, rookie, or other newcomer, and for one mechanical engineering alum that rite of passage occurred within the first week of his new job. Adam “The Purple Squirrel” Carlson landed a job with Ford in January 2014, after finishing a dual degree in mechanical …Continue reading “Nickname signifies rarity of skill set for ME alum”
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”
∗Article co-authored by Joe Boldrey On April 12th, the ISU Magnetics Research Group (MRG) collaborated with the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC) to give a series of presentations designed to inspire grade school students to follow a path into the STEM fields. The outreach program was funded by a grant from the American Physical Society …Continue reading “Presentations inspire students to follow STEM careers”
KCCI recently ran a story on the C6 – a three-dimensional, fully-immersive synthetic environment located in Iowa State’s Virtual Reality Applications Center. Check out the video.
Judy Vance, Joseph C. And Elizabeth A. Anderlik Professor of Engineering, has received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, U.K. Heriot-Watt University has awarded Honorary Degrees every year since 1966, and has recognized more than 400 exceptional individuals for their outstanding achievement and distinction in spheres of activity that …Continue reading “Vance receives honorary doctorate”
‘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.