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

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.

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

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

Merging engineering and business: Companies start and thrive with Iowa State alumni leading the way

The laboratories and centers within the College of Engineering bring together forward-thinking minds and great entrepreneurial spirits. Dreams of startup companies and innovative technologies are often born in these collaborative spaces, and sometimes they even become reality. Although they serve very different purposes, WebFilings and Mechdyne, two Iowa companies, share many commonalities in their histories—starting … Continue reading Merging engineering and business: Companies start and thrive with Iowa State alumni leading the way

New AerE hire wins prestigious award

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

Rock stars, Hollywood look at engineering researcher’s unique 3-D technology

William Lohry took a seat before a projector-camera combination and offered his best smile. And there, on a nearby computer monitor, was a perfect, but colorless, 3-D image of every line, contour and movement on the face of the senior chemical engineering major from Sioux City. It was like a moving mask, digitally and exactly … Continue reading Rock stars, Hollywood look at engineering researcher’s unique 3-D technology