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.
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 http://music.iastate.edu/carillon/campmodel/ and https://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2017/04/17/me-ccee-other-departments-team-up-for-campanile-model-project/
ME professor Ted Heindel and his research team hosted an open house for the Experimental Multiphase Flow Laboratory on April 11, 2017.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Timothy Bigelow – who has joint appointments in Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as Mechanical Engineering – discusses his current research project in which he uses high-intensity ultrasounds as a non-invasive way to treat infections caused by medical implants.
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.
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.
Mechanical engineering freshman student Ryan Byrnes discusses how his interest in engineering intersects with his passion for writing.
Ben Levine, a junior from Mansfield, Mass., combines his interest in mechanical engineering with his passion for art.
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.
Students from various mechanical engineering learning communities designed and raced boats constructed out of cardboard, foam, and duct tape. Teams designed and assembled their boats in Beyer Gym on Nov. 15 and raced them in Forker Pool on Nov. 17.
Students from various clubs participated in a daylong workshop in which they brainstormed and produced a door design for bulldozers and other machinery. The event was hosted by Caterpillar Inc. and took place October 15, 2016 on the Iowa State University campus.