20 episodes

Digging deeper into current events via in-depth conversations with engineering faculty, alums and students at Iowa State University

Podcast transcripts are available at https://news.engineering.iastate.edu/factoranalysis/

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Digging deeper into current events via in-depth conversations with engineering faculty, alums and students at Iowa State University

Podcast transcripts are available at https://news.engineering.iastate.edu/factoranalysis/

    EP301 Cyclone Shield

    EP301 Cyclone Shield

    With the start of the college football season upon us, we hear from two #CycloneEngineers who collaborated with equipment managers for Iowa State University to create an inexpensive way to modify the team’s helmets to be functional for the players, while also reducing the potential spread of COVID-19. The "Cyclone Shield" has made Iowa State's football program safer, and plans have been made available at no cost to the general public, and have since been used by over 35 high school and club teams across the state of Iowa.

    For a full transcript of this episode, go to our website at news.engineering.iastate.edu/factoranalysis/

    • 10 min
    EP208: An Emergency Response

    EP208: An Emergency Response

    In this episode, we speak with Jesse White, a 2018 mechanical engineering graduate who is part of a team with the Army Corps of Engineers that built a field hospital in McCormick Place in Chicago, adding 3000 beds in under a month for Cook County's efforts to treat patients who test positive for COVID-19.

    For a full transcript of this episode, go to our website at news.engineering.iastate.edu/factoranalysis/

    • 14 min
    EP207: A Fitbit, But For Plants

    EP207: A Fitbit, But For Plants

    In this episode of Factor Analysis, we speak with electrical engineering expert Dr. Liang Dong, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University.

    Dr. Dong is in the process of developing a Fitbit-like device for crops such as corn with the potential to lower the amount of money farmers put toward water — resulting in economical farming methods and cheaper foods on grocery store shelves.

    For a full transcript of this episode, go to our website at news.engineering.iastate.edu/factoranalysis/

    • 11 min
    EP206: CyberSafety during COVID-19

    EP206: CyberSafety during COVID-19

    In this special #SocialDistancing episode of Factor Analysis, we speak with CyberSecurity expert and University Professor Doug Jacobson about the need for extra precaution as the world moves even further online. Dr. Jacobson offers insight and tips on what to be looking for, and how to avoid potentially costly mishaps online.

    For a full transcript of this episode, go to our website at news.engineering.iastate.edu/factoranalysis/

    • 10 min
    EP205: Coming Together at the Seams

    EP205: Coming Together at the Seams

    James McCalley, London Professor of Power Systems Engineering in Iowa State's Department of Electrical Engineering, has spent more than a decade working with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to evaluate methods of effectively connecting the main US power grid systems to allow efficient transfer of renewable energy from coast to coast. Dr. McCalley recently sat down with Factor Analysis to explain the challenges and obstacles, as well as the benefits of this study.

    For a full transcript of this episode, go to our website at news.engineering.iastate.edu/factoranalysis/

    • 14 min
    EP204: An Adventure In Confidence

    EP204: An Adventure In Confidence

    Take a look inside Iowa State's mentoring program designed to provide professional development for international students and build community between international and domestic graduate students.

    For a full transcript of this episode, go to our website at news.engineering.iastate.edu/factoranalysis/

    • 8 min

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