I like to think that engineers make good leaders. We have abilities in quantitative reasoning; in decision making, even when information is incomplete or ambiguous; and breaking down complex problems into manageable pieces. These broad skills can prove useful at every level of an organization, making engineers a natural fit to hold leadership positions. I’m [Continue Reading...]
Category: College Events
Learn more about engineering international opportunities and other cultures around the world. Network with engineering international exchange students and ISU engineering students who have or are interested in studying abroad. 7:00 PM in 114 Marston Hall
Dates: Thursday, November 3, 2011 – Saturday, November 5, 2011 NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson (MS ’83 aerospace engineering) will visit campus in early November for several major events. Anderson will present a public lecture at 5 p.m. in Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall, on Nov. 3, followed by a reception in the Howe Hall Atrium. … Continue reading Astronaut Clay Anderson returns to campus
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011 Time: 9 AM to 4 PM Location: Alliant Energy Lee Liu Auditorium in Howe Hall IPRT’s Center for Nondestructive Evaluation is remembering Dr. R. Bruce Thompson with a symposium. Thompson, who passed away March 7, 2011, was CNDE director, a Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Iowa State, and member of the … Continue reading Symposium to honor R. Bruce Thompson
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Time: 5 – 7pm Location: Howe Atrium Society of Women Engineers (SWE) would like to personally invite you to a night of SWEet Treats. A time for members of engineering diversity organizations to socialize with ISU College of Engineering faculty. The goal of this event is to strengthen the relationship between faculty … Continue reading SWEet Treats
Join the Virtual Reality Application Center (VRAC) for an afternoon of the creepy and crawly. The frights will be real and virtual. Come see some of your favorite characters. VRAC halloween style. Bring your family and friends!!! Ages: 5 and up Dates: October 23, 29, and 30 Time: 1-4 p.m. Place: 1117 Black Engineering, Iowa State University VRAC Haunted … Continue reading Virtual Reality Application Center’s Haunted House
Brief Presentation followed by Q&A with Lt. General Patrick J. O’Reilly, Director, Missile Defense Agency Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall 11 AM – 12 PM Lieutenant General Patrick J. O’Reilly is the Director for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, DC. In this capacity, he oversees MDA’s worldwide mission to … Continue reading Ballistic Missile Defense and the Missile Defense Agency
Date: Monday, October 24, 2011 Time: 8:00 PM Location: Great Hall, Memorial Union Andrew Revkin covered global environmental issues for the New York Times for fifteen years and continues to write for their Dot Earth blog. His reports have ranged from Hurricane Katrina and the Asian tsunami to the assault on the Amazon and the troubled … Continue reading 9 Billion People + 1 Planet = ?
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Time: 10am to 2pm Location: 114 Marston Sweet Reads n’ Treats: College of Engineering Book/Bake Sale CoE will be selling a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books, magazines, cookies, bars, pies, and other freshly baked goods. All proceeds will go to the United Way of Story County.
Date: Monday, October 17, 2011 Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: 114 Marston Hall Want to spend a semester or summer abroad? Come to the Brazil study abroad information session and learn about the semester exchange program and the study abroad trip. There will also be free pizza and pop!
October 14-15 Emerging Leaders Retreat is a free overnight, off-campus retreat for sophomore (second-year) students interested in building leadership skills. Participants will have the opportunity to build relationships with current and future student leaders at Iowa State, get advice, and learn and enhance many of the important knowledge and skills that leaders on campus need … Continue reading Emerging Leaders Retreat
Taking the Road Less Traveled is a career conference for girls sponsored by Iowa State University’s Program for Women in Science and Engineering (PWSE). The conferences aim to expose girls, sixth through twelfth grades, to career paths within science, technology, engineering and math. More than 2,500 individuals participate in the program each year. Visit the … Continue reading Taking the Road Less Traveled
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Time: 6pm to 7pm Location: 2004 Black Engineering Building The “Chat with a Mechanical Engineer” series is proud to announce that its first event will feature Margaret Harding, president of 4 Factor Consulting, LLC. She is an engineering and business leader with a broad background in nuclear technology, regulatory compliance and sound … Continue reading Chat with ME – Margaret Harding
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Time: 5:00 p.m. Location: South Ballroom of the Memorial Union Presenter: Tom Vilsack, former Iowa governor and head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) As United States Secretary of Agriculture, Vilsack has pioneered innovative approaches to promote long-term economic growth in rural America, focusing on investments in broadband internet and renewable energy. Under … Continue reading Global Food Insecurity – Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
Date: Thursday, October 6, 2011 Time: 5:00 PM Location: Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall A Diversity Model That Works: The Mentoring Ladder – Isiah Warner Louisiana State University Boyd Professor Isiah Warner is the mind behind a successful mentoring program that involves faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates, all of whom reinforce their scientific … Continue reading A Diversity Model That Works: The Mentoring Ladder
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Time: 6:00 PM Location: Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall Media Globalization and “Repression 2.0” in the Middle East: A Closer Look at the SyrianRevolution – Christian Sinclair Christian Sinclair is assistant director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona. He spent 10 years living and … Continue reading Media Globalization and “Repression 2.0” in the Middle East
October 4, from 6 – 9 p.m. The second annual ISU Fall Leadership Conference will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 in the Memorial Union from 6:00-9:30pm. The ISU Fall Leadership Conference is designed to help develop leadership skills, network with other leaders on campus, and help students become more effective leaders during their time at Iowa State and … Continue reading Student Leadership Conference
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Time: 6 – 7:30 PM Location: Marston 207
Date: Friday, September 30, 2011 Time: 11:00 AM Location: Campanile Room, Memorial Union Science, Technology and Jobs – A Town Hall Meeting with Newt Gingrich Newt Gingrich was elected to Congress in 1978 and served the Sixth District of Georgia for twenty years. He was the architect of the “Contract With America,” leading the Republican … Continue reading Science, Technology and Jobs – A Town Hall Meeting with Newt Gingrich
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Sun Room, Memorial Union Fiscal Solutions Tour – David Walker & Robert L. Bixby Executive Vice President and Provost Betsy Hoffman will moderate the discussion. The Fiscal Solutions Tour focuses on cutting through the usual partisan rhetoric, ideological divides and political smoke screens to focus on … Continue reading Fiscal Solutions Tour