Working for Iowa State University offers many opportunities
Design Shops Manager (Current Employee), College of Design and the Armory – December 16, 2013
Pros: contacts, great advice, opportunities to learn new processes, very kind people
Cons: high stress, low pay, needed in multiple places at once
While working with Iowa State University a typical day would be focused between three prototyping spaces. The first being for Industrial Design in their prototyping lab, the second with the Arch/Landscape Arch Model shop, and the last with the CNC router/Milling machine. Working in these areas have developed in me patience, management of others one – more... on one and in group settings, special project management for the college, and many opportunities to learn about different prototyping and building processes. Co-workers are kind here. The hardest part of my job would be juggling time commitments to the three spaces during high volume usage by students. I teach students how to run the tools, help them with their design problems, and maintain the spaces' tools and equipment. Over all I enjoy my job and the best part of being a part of the university is there is always something new and interesting to work on or learn about. – less
Professsor of Mechanical Engineering (Former Employee), Ames, IA – February 20, 2014
I am a dedicated teacher and innovative researcher in the area of advanced manufacturing that includes lasers, 3D printing etc. I am quite interested in teaching mechanical engineering courses, work in the industry on projects that deal with manufacturing. Both conventional and advanced manufacturing topics are of great interest. I am interested in – more... both academia and industry and like to work for a minimum of 5 years on both part-time and full time basis. I can also work as a consultant.
A typical day at work consists of teaching one or two classes and remaining time spent on research, committee work etc. I managed large number of students. I learned how to work with people, compassion in teaching, and read/reviewed a lot of research papers. Overall I am god at industrial applied research and teaching.
I am looking for a warm place and 60 years of age. I am dynamic and enthuastic about work. – less
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Current Employee), Ames, IA – January 28, 2014
We had weekly meetings for group project updates and then discuss some problems and solutions within the our own personal project. Everyone is enjoyable to work with. I learned how to make swiss cheese and eye development.
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee), Ames, IA – January 5, 2014
My duty is only grading students' paper. Every week I should gather students' homework and after finding the correct solutions I spend some hours to grade them. It is fascinating, because I learn many new methods for solving problems. some times I encounter strange ways for approaching correct one.
ISU Dining Employee (Current Employee), Ames, IA – December 2, 2013
Pros: free lunch
Cons: few hours
One of the great aspects of this job was that each day I had a different job which kept everything interesting. Some days it was my job to keep of all the drink machines full and operational. Other days I would make subs or work in the dish room. I didn't learn a lot from this job since I had worked many jobs like it, but I enjoy this type of work.
The – more... most difficult part of work was staying busy. The busier I could stay, the faster time went by. I really enjoyed working different venues each day. – less
ME 170 Teaching Assistant (Current Employee), Ames, IA – September 25, 2013
I was not a computer man before I learned ME 170 which is a basic CAD course at Iowa State University. I tried really hard on the course since I love that course even thought I could not sleep due to the homework problem. The following year, since I used Solidworks tool a lot than other students, my 3D drawing skill is better than the rest of the class. – more... On my senior year I applied for TA for ME 170, and Iowa State University gave me a opportunity to be a TA for me 170. I have 10 hours a week teaching Solidworks with freshman, and tried to be patient, let them understood the meaning for different tools in Solidworks. One of the hardest thing for this job was the understanding of the student. Because different student had different background, so their level for computer tools were different, some student asked very simple problem, I explained to them carefully, and other students probably had different problem; therefore, I tried my best to teach them step by step, which spent long time period. I really enjoy this work since it is my first professional work in my life. I felt very happy helped students learning new software. When students got A on the course, I was proud of my patient and skill. – less