Materials Science Engineering Education

posted April 2021


As an alumnus of the Metallurgical Engineering program (now Materials Science and Engineering department) at Iowa State University, CEO Larry Hanke has maintained a close relationship with the department and a keen interest in the education of future Materials Engineers. For almost 10 years, Larry has been invited back to campus once a year to present a lecture to junior and senior engineering students on various topics related to his 30-plus years of experience as a Consulting Engineer and Small Business owner. He lectured remotely last year, but was back on campus in March to present a lecture on Engineering Ethics for the Materials Engineering Professional Planning course and another on Fracture Analysis for a Failure Analysis course. He enjoys the questions and feedback from the students as he connects their textbook studies to his real world experiences.