Tuesday, July 26 2005
Geoffroy joins NCAA board of directors
ISU President Gregory Geoffroy has been named to the Division I board of directors of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as the representative of the Big 12 Conference.
Solar car ready for final sprint
Iowa State's solar car raced another 330 miles across western Canada on Monday and solidified its hold on third place in the North American Solar Challenge's stock class. The race resumes Wednesday for the final sprint to the finish line at the University of Calgary.
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.
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.