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Inspiring tomorrow’s women in STEM: Kristin Yvonne Rozier

Here on campus, Kristin Rozier, Black & Veatch Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, brings her NASA research experience into her classroom and lab group, leading new innovations in autonomous flight.

Women in Cyclone Engineering: Alice Alipour

International Women in Engineering Day is an annual celebration of the outstanding contributions of women engineers. The theme of this year’s Women in Engineering Day is “Engineering Heroes,” so we reached out to hear the stories of just a few of our Cyclone Engineering heroes, who are innovating in their research and inspiring and educating …Continue reading “Women in Cyclone Engineering: Alice Alipour”

Undergraduate research experience launches ME student to NASA internship

As someone who benefited greatly from the encouragement she received to pursue studies in STEM, mechanical engineering senior Olivia Tyrrell wants other girls and women to also be inspired to go into STEM. Tyrrell grew up in Downers Grove, Ill. Though she always had an interest in science as a child, it was a visit …Continue reading “Undergraduate research experience launches ME student to NASA internship”

Creativity, not perfection: Cyclone Engineer Benazir Fateh solves cutting edge tech challenges at Google

Cyclone Engineer Benazir Fateh (PhD ’13 Computer Engr) works on the cutting edge of technology – as a machine learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) specialist at Google with some of Google’s Cloud’s biggest customers namely Twitter, Uber, Apple and PayPal. 

Necessity is the mother of invention: SWE expands K-12 STEM outreach, all at a safe distance

During COVID-19, every activity has gone through changes and adaptations, Iowa State’s Society of Women in Engineering (SWE) is no exception to that. But SWE has found a way to continue to offer K-12 STEM outreach, utilizing the unique tools of technology.

CCEE graduate student receives women’s scholarship for excellence in the transportation field

Wasama Abdullah, a second-year graduate student in transportation engineering, received the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Helene Overly graduate scholarship in January in recognition of her outstanding commitment to the transportation field. Her research excellence, high academic record and involvement in the industry made her stand out as a scholarship nominee. “I was very thrilled and …Continue reading “CCEE graduate student receives women’s scholarship for excellence in the transportation field”

Secretary Lynne surpasses limits

Managing schedules, appointments, finances and more, all while being on call for faculty and staff, is no easy task. Yet Lynne Dubert, from Odgen, Iowa, is one to surpass the limits, accomplishing all of this and more. Lynne began a new position last October in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa …Continue reading “Secretary Lynne surpasses limits”

CCEE alum receives Young Engineer of the Year award

Cyclone Engineer Rebekkah Sandt (’06 civil engr) was recently awarded the Young Engineer of the Year for the Texas American Public Works Association (APWA), Southeast Branch. Sandt works as a project manager for HR Green’s Water business line located in Houston, Texas. Her career is focused on working with small communities to improve their wastewater …Continue reading “CCEE alum receives Young Engineer of the Year award”

Experiencing leadership and diversity in engineering

The Leadership through Engineering Academic Diversity (LEAD) Program provides programs and services to support the academic, professional and social success and retention of multicultural, international and women students in engineering.

Intersecting passions lead to support: WiSE receives generous donation from engineering leader 

The impact of Iowa State University’s program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) is drawing the attention of one engineer from the Bay Area of California. Ashraf Habibullah, founder and president of Computers and Structures Incorporated, has committed a generous donation to the program.   WiSE program director Lora Leigh Chrystal says the many initiatives that define WiSE excited …Continue reading “Intersecting passions lead to support: WiSE receives generous donation from engineering leader “

Inspiring young women to pursue STEM careers

After being singled out as the only girl in an electricity class her first year of high school, Erin Mitchell swore she would never pursue a career in the STEM field. Now, a decade later, she works as an industrial engineer for Collins Aerospace in Melbourne, Florida. Mitchell, an alumna of Iowa State University’s industrial …Continue reading “Inspiring young women to pursue STEM careers”

EPRC Director Anne Kimber: Generating a better world for all

Anne Kimber is an innovator and leader of electric power and energy-related fields. As the Director of the Electric Power Research Center (EPRC) within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, her level of expertise is valuable and seemingly limitless. EPRC works to promote and expand electric power and energy-related research …Continue reading “EPRC Director Anne Kimber: Generating a better world for all”

ECpE’s Cardinal Woman: Stacey Ross

  After a successful year of leading and connecting faculty and staff around campus at Iowa State University, Cardinal Women*, a university group specifically for people identifying as women who are cisgender, trans, of trans experience, etcetera, has selected a new team on campus with contagious and inspiring energies. Stacey Ross, Graduate Admissions Coordinator in …Continue reading “ECpE’s Cardinal Woman: Stacey Ross”

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”

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