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Sunday, July 24

Jean Anderson

Iowa State dietetic interns to work virtually with low-income families to improve nutrition

A group of Iowa State University dietetic interns will provide nutrition coaching and wellness information to low-income families as part of a national health initiative. Unlike programs in a more traditional setting, such as a school or hospital, interns will connect virtually with their clients using a smarthphone app. 

Members of Team PrISUm with Phaeton 2 outside the team's campus garage.

Iowa State’s solar car team ready to race 1,800 miles from national park to national park

Iowa State's solar car team is getting ready to race a qualifying grand prix and then 1,800 miles across the middle of the country. While the team will certainly try to defend last year's first-ever overall title, there are other goals, too. The team has big ambitions to race across Australia during next year's World Solar Challenge. And so team members will use this year's races to test new systems for the car they'll design and build for the Australian race.

Julie Nuter

University Human Resources VP accepts new position

Julie Nuter, vice president for University Human Resources, is resigning to accept a position with Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. Plans will be developed for an interim appointment and a permanent successor to Nuter. Nuter joined Iowa State in December 2013.

Eliot Winer in Iowa State's C6 virtual reality lab

Iowa State external funding reaches a record $425.8 million in fiscal year 2016

Iowa State University set another record for external funding, attracting $425.8 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30. A big part of the record year was unprecedented funding of $252.5 million to support research projects. Those projects include work in data-driven science, resilience of plants and animals in response to climate change, next-generation education programs and advanced manufacturing.

Rudy Valentine

Discovery could lead to treatment to better regulate insulin

A recent discovery made by an Iowa State University professor and a team of researchers holds promise for those who are obese or diabetic and do not benefit from medications to regulate their glucose and insulin levels.