Alum applies mechanical engineering skills to his restaurant business

Lu Li (BSME’15) discusses his recently-opened restaurant Grandpa Noodle Gallery, how he applies his ME skills to running a business, and why he and his wife chose Ames as the location for their restaurant. For more info, visit

SWE University – Mechanical Engineering

During the afternoon session of SWE University on July 12, 2017, participants learned about mechanical engineering. ME senior lecturer Jim Heise presented on what a mechanical engineer does and also discussed the role of some significant women in science and engineering throughout history.

ME and CCEE team up for Campanile-Carillon Model Project

The departments of mechanical engineering and civil, construction, and environmental engineering have teamed up with other departments on campus for the Campanile-Carillon Model Project which aims to build a miniature, mobile version of the iconic Iowa State landmark. For more information visit and

Goldwater Scholar Aims to Give Back to Home Country

Mouhamad Diallo, a junior double-majoring in mechanical engineering and materials engineering, discusses his background, his research interests, and his career plans. Diallo was among four ISU student who recently received a Goldwater Scholarship. He also participated in the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Multiscale Sensing Actuation and Imaging Research Experience for Undergraduates (MoSAIc REU) program.

ISU students work to bring clean water to African village

Students with the Iowa State chapter of Engineers Without Borders have spent the past couple years working with the village of Ullo (pop. 800) in the west African country of Ghana to supply its residents with easy access to clean water.

2MW Cameron Mackenzie

Cameron Mackenzie is an Associate Professor of Industrial Manufacturing and Systems Engineering at Iowa State University who worked in conjunction with the US Marine Corps to create an online hurricane response decision simulator.

New ME Senior Capstone Classroom Opens in The Mine

The Department of Mechanical Engineering opened its newest classroom in The Mine on Jan. 23, 2017. The new facility will serve as the classroom for ME 415 Mechanical Systems Designs and ME 466 Multidisciplinary Engineering Design, both of which are part of the senior capstone design class.

Trent Bicycles

Mechanical engineering students Jared and Brady Trent, who are also brothers, have combined their interests in mechanical engineering, business, and cycling with their own bike repair company, Trent Bicycles.

Ryan Byrnes

Mechanical engineering freshman student Ryan Byrnes discusses how his interest in engineering intersects with his passion for writing.

2MW Ben Levine

Ben Levine, a junior from Mansfield, Mass., combines his interest in mechanical engineering with his passion for art.

Fall 2016 ME Design Expo

Eighty-three student teams from Mechanical Engineering Design (ME 270), Mechanical Systems Design (ME 415), and Multidisciplinary Engineering Design (ME 466) gathered in the Howe Hall Atrium on December 6, 2016 to display and present the projects they’ve worked on throughout the semester.