Monday, July 25 2005
ISU police host teens at conference
ISU Police are hosting the annual "Get a Grip" program July 26-28 -- a statewide leadership, alcohol prevention and traffic safety program for Iowa high school students.
Regents executive director to take new post
Gregory S. Nichols will resign his post as executive director of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, to become a special assistant to Iowa State President Gregory Geoffroy and lecturer in a university department.
NASA grant promotes science, tech education
NASA has awarded $1.2 million to an Iowa State program with a record of increasing the number of minority and disadvantaged students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
ISU solar car moves up
Iowa State's solar car raced west along the Trans-Canada Highway, passing the car from Auburn University along the way. That moved Fusion into third place in the stock class of the North American Solar Challenge.
Researchers paper in 'Nature' details genetic origins of corn on cob
Iowa State faculty member Erik Vollbrecht, along with lead researcher Robert Martienssen of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, have determined a genetic reason why modern corn's straight rows and compact ears evolved from corn's wild ancestor, teosinte.
Schnable appointed PSI associate director
Patrick Schnable has been appointed associate director of the Plant Sciences Institute. Schnable has been active in the Plant Sciences Institute since its establishment in 1999.
Summer school for science teachers
Summertime for Southeast Polk High School science teacher Kevin Schulte (right) means learning the 'tools of the trade' in plant biotechnology research. He's spending seven weeks in Pat Schnable's maize genomics lab under the mentorship of Lois Girton (left) as part of a National Science Foundation summer program for biology teachers. Schulte says the research experience has sparked his creativity, triggering ideas for class activities. Nine Iowa teachers are participating this summer at Iowa State.