Author: John Burnett-Larkins

Students with paper helicopters

Teamwork takes flight with paper helicopters in CBE class

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Chemical and Biological Engineering undergraduates in professor Nigel Reuel’s Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering class learned about functioning as a team under time constraints with a recent exercise that involved applying design of experiment (DoE) principles to create the optimal paper helicopter. The debut of the activity turned teams of students loose with paper, scissors, … Continue reading Teamwork takes flight with paper helicopters in CBE class

Large group photo of student scholars

Students congratulated, donors thanked in CBE Honors & Awards Banquet

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) saluted the recipients of scholarships and fellowships – and those who make them possible – in its annual Honors & Awards Banquet. A total of 224 CBE undergraduate students have been awarded 280 department scholarships in the current academic year, and 18 graduate students are pursuing their … Continue reading Students congratulated, donors thanked in CBE Honors & Awards Banquet

Dr. Terry King

CBE welcomes former professor, chair Terry King to Hall of Fame

ISU Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) heralded the return of a former professor and department chair as Dr. Terry S. King was officially inducted into the department’s Hall of Fame. King was a special guest and featured speaker as part of the annual CBE Honors & Awards Banquet October 20. He recently retired from Ball … Continue reading CBE welcomes former professor, chair Terry King to Hall of Fame

X-ray scattering device parts being moved into Sweeney Hall

Small angle X-ray scattering device components arrive at CBE

The parts that will come together for the new small angle X-ray scattering device to be placed in the basement of Sweeney Hall arrived October 6. Sent from France, the pieces were shipped in nine crates weighing anywhere from 300-800 pounds. When assembled the device will be 30 feet in length and will be shared … Continue reading Small angle X-ray scattering device components arrive at CBE

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ChE 202: Sophs and faculty advisers meet to set academic plan

Chemical and biological engineering sophomores and CBE faculty members came together for the annual ChE 202 meeting in the Howe Hall atrium. Students in the “ChE Seminar” course meet with their assigned faculty advisers who assist them with setting their CBE academic plan for the remainder of their undergraduate curriculum. See more photos on the … Continue reading ChE 202: Sophs and faculty advisers meet to set academic plan

Narasimhan, Lamm in the spotlight at University Faculty and Staff Awards

Professors Balaji Narasimhan and Monica Lamm of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) were recognized during the university’s 2017 Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony. Narasimhan, Vlasta Klima Balloun Chair, was honored for being named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering at Iowa State University, and Lamm was recognized as a recipient of the … Continue reading Narasimhan, Lamm in the spotlight at University Faculty and Staff Awards

CBE’s Cochran, Reuel honored at College of Engineering Convocation

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering professors Eric Cochran and Nigel Reuel were among those recognized during the College of Engineering Convocation, the annual academic year kickoff event for Engineering faculty and staff. Associate professor Cochran was saluted along with Gerald and Audrey Olson Professor R. Christopher Williams of the Department of Civil, Construction and … Continue reading CBE’s Cochran, Reuel honored at College of Engineering Convocation

CBE graduate students

Record number of chemical engineering graduate students choose Iowa State

A record number of graduate students are being welcomed by Iowa State’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering this fall, with 85 individuals from more than a dozen countries pursuing advanced degrees in chemical engineering. Twenty of the students are new to Iowa State this semester. Both new and returning graduate students gathered recently for … Continue reading Record number of chemical engineering graduate students choose Iowa State

graduate research seminar

CBE’s Graduate Seminar Series again showcases top researchers

Researchers and educators from noted institutions around the nation will once again visit Iowa State University to share their work as guests of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Graduate Seminar Series. The series schedule has been released and is posted on the department’s web site. It will begin with the traditional introductory seminar … Continue reading CBE’s Graduate Seminar Series again showcases top researchers

students viewing eclipse

Eclipse curriculum! Ch E 325 shines a different light on data collection with solar event

It was a case of thinking outside the box – with the “box” being the conventional classroom. CBE professor Stephanie Loveland decided to turn the August 21 solar eclipse into a living laboratory of data collection for her Ch E 325 (CH E Laboratory I) class. And so, with notepads, clipboards, digital thermometers and eclipse-viewing … Continue reading Eclipse curriculum! Ch E 325 shines a different light on data collection with solar event

BioMap REU students

CBE’s BioMaP REU undergrads conclude summer of research at Iowa State

“Loved the program. Well-organized and everyone was extremely helpful.” “A great way to see what graduate school is really like.” “Really appreciated the way the graduate students and faculty were so involved.” With positive reviews and an expanded portfolio of research experience under their belts, the nine undergraduates in the Department of Chemical and Biological … Continue reading CBE’s BioMaP REU undergrads conclude summer of research at Iowa State

“Once in a lifetime” Spain summer lab for CBE students wraps up

Eleven Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering have concluded their stay in Spain with the annual summer lab experience at the University of Oviedo. The five-week undergraduate course is a cooperative endeavor between the Spanish university, Iowa State University and the University of Wisconsin. Students are immersed in an intensive laboratory research program that allows … Continue reading “Once in a lifetime” Spain summer lab for CBE students wraps up

APEX engineering students kick off department visits in CBE

Nineteen incoming freshman engineering students got a taste of chemical engineering recently with the College of Engineering APEXE program. The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) was the first stop in a summer of department tours, industry visits, classroom activities and more for the recent high school graduates, many of whom and undeclared engineering … Continue reading APEX engineering students kick off department visits in CBE

CBE’s BioMaP summer program kicks off with nine undergrad researchers

Nine undergraduate students from around the nation are settling in to their summer home at Iowa State with the BioMaP REU program. Hosted annually by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) with funding from the National Science Foundation, the Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates (BioMaP REU) provides mentored research. Each … Continue reading CBE’s BioMaP summer program kicks off with nine undergrad researchers