Thursday, March 6 2014
For the third year in a row, the Cyclone Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Battalion at Iowa State University has been named one of the top eight battalions among the 275 nationwide. It earned the best of the 3rd Brigade's 41 battalions in the Midwest and will receive an elite MacArthur Award. Cyclone Battalion has won the award five times in the past eight years.
Prolonged crisis in Ukraine could roil grain markets, according to Iowa State University economics professor
Upheaval in Ukraine could result in a dip in global supplies of corn and soybeans and roil grain markets across the globe, according to an Iowa State University economist. Recent tensions with Russia, focused in the Crimea region and the Black Sea, could create a bottleneck that shuts down Ukrainian exports to the rest of the world.
Iowa State's Suraj Kothari is leading researchers from Iowa State and Ames-based EnSoft Corp. who are developing ways to secure smarthphone software for the Defense Department. The researchers' work is supported by grants of $4.9 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Kothari says securing millions of lines of software code is a major challenge.
New nutrition labels proposed by the Food and Drug Administration will make it easy for consumers to spot just how many calories are in a candy bar or a bag of chips. The changes require the calories per serving be prominently displayed in bold font. Ruth Litchfield, an associate professor and associate chair of food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University, thinks the new look will have an impact.
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 8 p.m. Monday, March 10, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Judy Smith will discuss her experiences that help shape the hit program's storylines about a professional fixer. "Leading in a Crisis: Real Stories Behind 'Scandal'" is free and open to the public.
Iowa State University will be a top-tier partner in a new, national Digital Lab for Manufacturing announced today by President Barack Obama. Iowa State will contribute expertise and resources from three university centers: The Center for e-Design, the Virtual Reality Applications Center and the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation.