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Friday, July 22 2016
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.