College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Iowa State hosts NSF infrastructure workshop

Iowa State University hosted a three-day workshop on Policy and Social Perspectives of Energy, Transportation and Water Infrastructures, July 17-19 at the Memorial Union. The workshop, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a number of Iowa State organizations, was held to stimulate collaborative research between policy experts, social scientists, and engineers regarding  sustainable …Continue reading “Iowa State hosts NSF infrastructure workshop”

Iowa State receives multi-million dollar grant to develop new PhD program in Wind Energy Science, Engineering, and Policy

Iowa State University will soon become the first institution to award students PhD degrees in Wind Energy Science, Engineering, and Policy (WESEP) thanks to a $3.1 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program. James McCalley, Murray J. and Ruth M. Harpole Professor in Electrical Engineering, …Continue reading “Iowa State receives multi-million dollar grant to develop new PhD program in Wind Energy Science, Engineering, and Policy”

Exploring the power of wind

The Wind Energy Science, Engineering, and Policy (WESEP) summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) almost didn’t happen. The National Science Foundation did not approve WESEP until March and participant applications were due in April.  With only one month to advertize the program, organizers hurried to publicize the opportunity and hoped for about 50 applicants. Gene …Continue reading “Exploring the power of wind”

Summer 2011 REU programs

A chance to participate in a prestigious program that provides first-hand access to cutting-edge research doesn’t frequently present itself to undergraduates, but a talented group of students were given such an opportunity when they were selected to participate in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program this past summer. The National Science Foundation (NSF) started …Continue reading “Summer 2011 REU programs”

An increase in wind energy education

Wind energy in Iowa is an ever-growing industry that has escalated rapidly in the past decade. Working in a state that the American Wind Energy Association ranks as No. 2 in wind energy generation output, professors at Iowa State’s College of Engineering feel a certain responsibility and absolute need to focus on wind energy education. …Continue reading “An increase in wind energy education”