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Hello friends of Iowa State University,


Each week there will be a theme highlighting a specific college or department at Iowa State. Read on to find out what is happening at the College of Engineering!


The Iowa State College of Engineering is dedicated to the education of tomorrow's engineers and conducting research that addresses today's greatest challenges. True to our land-grant legacy, we have a rich tradition of service to the community - locally and globally - and use technology to make Iowa and the world a better place. 


  • The College of Engineering has record enrollment of about 7,500 students this year, and consistently ranks as one of the largest undergraduate programs in the country.
  • The college hosts the nation's largest indoor career fair attracting more than 285 organizations looking to hire engineering students. More than 4,900 students attend this annual event. 
  • The Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) is a unique collaboration between the College of Engineering and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Last year, CIRAS and partners assisted more than 1,300 companies with $414 million in total impact reported by companies responding to surveys.


  • The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that a team led by Ames Laboratory was selected for an award of up to $120 million over five years to establish an Energy Innovation Hub that will develop solutions to the domestic shortages of rare earth metals and other materials critical for U.S. energy security. The new hub, which will be named the Critical Materials Institute (CMI), will bring together leading researchers from academia (including Iowa State's College of Engineering), four Department of Energy national laboratories, as well as the private sector. 


Did you know? The five-year average placement rate six months after graduating from the ISU College of Engineering is 95%. The average starting salary is more than $63,000!  

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The Alliance advocates Iowa State University's land grant mission throughout Iowa while focusing its advocacy on

state legislators and public policy makers.