ECpE receives $1 million DOE grant for elevating distributed wind power with new optimization and control algorithms All across Iowa, rural communities reside. Driving between those communities, plots of land with hundreds of giant wind turbines are commonly seen from car windows. These wind turbines provide power to transmission systems and spread around the country, … Continue reading ECpE receives $1 million DOE grant for elevating distributed wind power with new optimization and control algorithms
In today’s world, computing and networking is everywhere. To continue innovating, inventing and discovering new things, electrical and computer technology is crucial to furthering breakthroughs in many domains. Hongwei Zhang, associate professor at Iowa State University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), recently received a $999,919 grant to help further technology-related research in the world around … Continue reading CyNet: Bridging better agriculture and transportation research
For a select few students at Iowa State, mornings start as early as a rooster’s crow. At the crack of dawn, some employees and students at Iowa State head out to the ISU Dairy Farm. About 10 minutes south of campus, as soon as the sun rises students are milking cows in the early morning … Continue reading ISU Dairy Farm provides milk, manure and learning
Agriculture is an area of work and an area of study that many people might associate stereotypes with. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is one college on Iowa State's campus where this can happen. Mikel Wright, a junior in agricultural education.“A lot of students would question or downright dismiss my knowledge just because … Continue reading Diversity in CALS – Or Lack Thereof?
We swim in it, drink it, clean with it and even shower in it, but how much do we really know about it? Water, the fluid that makes up over half of our bodies and 71 percent of the world, is a resource most people here in the Midwest don’t think twice about having. But … Continue reading How Clean is our Water?
If you go to Iowa State, you have probably seen the horses grazing on the north side of campus, or adorably nuzzling your hand if you are brave enough to pet them. The happy and healthy horses that students love are living a fine life. But aside from the charming animals, something that the horses … Continue reading Horse Barn: Behind the Scenes