Saturday, December 7
For the second consecutive year, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) named Iowa State University's student chapter the most outstanding in the nation. It is the student organization's fourth win in the past eight years. Students will receive the award at the AMS 2014 annual meeting in Atlanta, Feb. 2-6. Iowa State's chapter has 74 members and is one of 72 student chapters in the country.
The rules of the challenge were simple. Students had four weeks to develop a concept to make as much money as possible and avoid bankruptcy. But there was a catch; each team had only a $5 initial investment to get started.
There are many reasons Iowa State's Balaji Narasimhan thinks nanovaccines can revolutionize the prevention and treatment of diseases: They can boost the immune system's own response to disease. Production is quick. Storage is easy. And the technology is sustainable. All that has Narasimhan using a grant from Iowa State's Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research to assemble a "dream team" to research and develop nanovaccines.
The crisis manager and former White House deputy press secretary who is the real-life inspiration for the lead in ABC's "Scandal" will speak at at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Judy Smith will discuss her experiences that help shape the hit program's storylines about a professional fixer. Her talk, "Leading in a Crisis: Real Stories Behind 'Scandal'" is free and open to the public.
Iowa State researchers look for game-changing solution to devastating disease caused by parasitic worms
Iowa State University researchers are pursuing innovative solutions that, if successful, could radically change how the world looks at one of the most devastating parasitic diseases in the world.
Iowa State University students can now earn a bachelor’s degree and law degree in just six years through a new partnership the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has with Drake University and the University of Iowa. Students seeking dual degrees will save time and money through the accelerated 3+3 Program.
Iowa State engineers are working to protect computer networks and data by using unique keyboard, computer mouse and mobile device "fingerprints." The research is supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense.