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ISU Alums Make Waves in Silicon Valley

Father and son engineering team Wendell and Brian Sander both used their various degrees from Iowa State University to make a lasting impact in Silicon Valley, on devices we use every day.

Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Video Profiles: Nathan Coonrod

Nathan Coonrod, Assistant Electrical Director for Team PrISUm and a senior in electrical engineering, discusses day two of dynamic scrutineering at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, his role on the team’s electrical unit, and the importance of the team’s sponsors.

Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Video Profiles: Tom Burtnett

Tom Burtnett, Structures Manager for Team PrISUm and a senior in mechanical engineering, discusses his role as a driver for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, what he learned after a day of test driving, and his impressions thus far about the team’s trip down under.

FIRST Robotics Team Neutrino

Mechanical engineering graduate Nick Hasto (BSME’17), ME senior Sarah Pinkerton, and Ames High senior Rucha Kelkar (daughter of ME professor Atul Kelkar) discuss their involvement in the Ames/Story County/Iowa State University chapter of FIRST Robotics Team Neutrino. Pinkerton, who is also an alumna of Ames High, was on the founding team in 2012. For more … Continue reading FIRST Robotics Team Neutrino

PrISUm Solar Car Team at the Capitol

PrISUm Solar Car Team president and mechanical engineering student Dylan Neal along with Iowa governor Kim Reynolds discuss PrISUm’s newest model – Penumbra – during a public event at the Iowa state capitol in Des Moines on June 15, 2017.

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