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Monday, June 18

Steve Abramsky drawing on white board as part of a focus group

Professionals share expertise to help CYstarters move from concept to launch

To help startups move from concept to launch, CYstarters provides educational workshops on topics ranging from focus groups to patent law to digital marketing. Entrepreneurs learn the ins and outs of starting a business and have access to resources that might otherwise be out of reach.

Christopher Tuggle

Iowa State University to host federally funded center of excellence for swine genomics

A new federally funded center of excellence led by Iowa State University scientists will analyze various structures and mechanisms in the swine genome with the goal of allowing pork producers to predict with greater accuracy the traits in their herds. The institute will include personnel at Iowa State, Michigan State, the University of California at Davis, and the USDA Agriculture Research Service.

Sorghum plants of various height standing in a field

Scientists find ‘patterns in the noise’ that could help make more accurate crop performance predictions

Scientists have identified patterns in how and when sorghum plants flower that could help plant breeders and growers predict other important traits in a wide range of environments and geographic regions. The research team created an index based on photothermal time, a crucial phase in a plant’s development when it processes the environmental cues of sunlight and temperature. The research looked at sorghum, but the scientists believe the same method could be applied to a range of plants, including other crops.

April Eisman

Eisman receives NEH fellowship for research on East German contemporary artist

Art historian April Eisman, an Iowa State University associate professor of art and visual culture, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to spend the 2018-2019 academic year doing research in Germany on artist Angela Hampel, one of former East Germany's most successful and outspoken artists.

Lisa Lorenzen

Iowa State ranked among top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents

Iowa State University ranks No. 83 in the world in the number of patents granted in the United States last year, according to a list released this week by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association.

Arrowhead Resort lobby lounge

ISU student project wins at national Hospitality Design Awards competition

A team of recent Iowa State University College of Design graduates won the student category at the 14th HD Awards competition, a national competition sponsored by Hospitality Design magazine that recognizes outstanding design projects in 23 categories related to the hospitality industry. The winning project was “Arrowhead Resort” by Taylor Bryan and Holland Shodeen, both 2017 ISU graduates in interior design.