College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

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”

ISU ABE outstanding young alum: Danielle Munsch

Danielle Munsch graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural systems technology in May 2016. What she likes most about her career? “I enjoy the diversity of projects and working with different departments daily. I am constantly learning new applications and administrative techniques to improve processes.”

First woman ABE undergraduate reflects on time at Iowa State

Jill Fratini forged a unique path as an engineer and a working mother. Fratini is the first woman to graduate from ISU with an undergraduate degree in agricultural and biosystems engineering.

Civil engineering student lands career-changing NASA Internship

Senior in STEM takes on out-of-this-world experience with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) With her feet planted firmly on the ground, Lauren Wibe’s professional career is taking off thanks to her involvement in the elite NASA Pathways Intern Employment Program (IEP). Starting last fall, Wibe worked in NASA’s Environmental Protection and Management Division within …Continue reading “Civil engineering student lands career-changing NASA Internship”

By women, for women: Ames historic building designed by early civil engineering graduate

Today, women teaching at Iowa State University (ISU) probably don’t worry about finding a place to live near campus. Students, faculty and alums may be surprised to find that, prior to 1922, both female students and faculty members sometimes struggled to find housing.

2019 Engineers’ Week Student Organization Honors Announced

With Engineers’ Week beginning Saturday, the winners for this years outstanding student organizations have been announced and will be recognized at the 2019 Engineers’ Week Award Banquet on February 22.   Winners:  K-12 Outreach award: Cardinal Space Mining Community Service Award: Associated General Contractors (AGC)  Newcomer of the Year Award: GNU/Linux Club  Outstanding Achievement Award: CyRoc  …Continue reading “2019 Engineers’ Week Student Organization Honors Announced”

Have a voice at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Environment for listening and voicing ideas is crucial to graduate student’s Iowa State experience Lauren Schwab wasn’t considering graduate school after she completed her undergraduate degree at Iowa State. But then she found a faculty mentor that was unique for a specific quality. Chris Rehmann, a professor of environmental engineering, listened to her ideas. “There’s …Continue reading “Have a voice at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE”

Iowa State’s Women in Science and Engineering program receives national Engineering Initiative Award

Iowa State’s Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) was awarded the 2018 Women in Engineering Initiative Award by the Women in Engineering ProActive Network. A single university is selected from a competitive pool for this prestigious award. WiSE was recognized for “being a model for women in engineering programs across the nation.” The …Continue reading “Iowa State’s Women in Science and Engineering program receives national Engineering Initiative Award”

STEM change agent: Shauna Hallmark

First woman director of Institute for Transportation shares experience as leader, ways to balance life and work Shauna Hallmark proudly describes herself as a “geek” in school. She knew she wanted to work in the STEM fields. Fast forward, and Hallmark is now the director of Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation (ISU InTrans). She …Continue reading “STEM change agent: Shauna Hallmark”

Ask a Cyclone engineer: Madison Harrington aims to make space travel regular part of life

Madison Harrington, junior in aerospace engineering, shoots for the stars. When exploring her plans to open a coffee shop on the moon and make space travel like going on a road trip, Harrington strives to be exceptional in everything that she does.

Eloise (Heckert) Lantz – ISU’s First Female Member of Pi Tau Sigma

This article is part of a series of stories for Women’s History Month. To learn about other pioneering female engineers from Iowa State, click here. Eloise Heckert, a 1946 graduate of mechanical engineering, was the first female member of Iowa State’s chapter of Pi Tau Sigma, the honorary mechanical engineering fraternity, at a time when few …Continue reading “Eloise (Heckert) Lantz – ISU’s First Female Member of Pi Tau Sigma”

Women’s History Month: ECpE alumna Anita Woodroffe

Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series highlighting alumnae, faculty and students. This is the second in a multi-part series. Click here for more Women’s History Month coverage. Anita Woodroffe grew up near Denmark, Iowa, where her parents had a sawmill business for over 50 years and …Continue reading “Women’s History Month: ECpE alumna Anita Woodroffe”

Equity and equality among construction engineering faculty at Iowa State

In a historically male-dominated field, faculty of Iowa State’s Construction Engineering Program demonstrate progressively diverse backgrounds Engineering faculty at Iowa State are united when it comes to turning out tomorrow’s problem-solvers. The 2017-2018 school year marks the first time regular faculty positions in Iowa State University’s Construction Engineering Program (ISU ConE) are equally filled by …Continue reading “Equity and equality among construction engineering faculty at Iowa State”