Thursday, March 2 2006
High-tech testing of the space shuttle's foam
Iowa State University researchers are studying how X-ray imaging and computer simulation modeling can help NASA engineers look for defects in layers of space shuttle foam.
Volunteers sought for national Special Olympics
Volunteers are sought for the first-ever Special Olympics USA National Games, which will be held at Iowa State and Ames July 2-7. The event will draw 3,500 athletes, 1,500 coaches and officials, 12,000 family members and 30,000 spectators.
Clinton's former science adviser to speak
Rosina Bierbaum, acting director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Clinton Administration, will speak on campus March 7.
How real is "Da Vinci Code"?
Four Iowa State faculty members will discuss how realistic the book "The Da Vinci Code" is in a panel discussion March 7.
Turf title, again
For the fifth year in a row, Iowa State students won the national Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition trophy. This year also marks the seventh time in eight years that an ISU team has won the knowledge bowl.
Students will showcase research to lawmakers
Iowa State students will present their research to lawmakers in the rotunda of the State Capitol building Feb. 28. Student researchers from the universities of Iowa and Northern Iowa also will show their work.
Psychologist will help U.S. track elite
Marty Martinez, a psychologist for the Student Counseling Service, will help the U.S. track elite prepare for the World Cup.
Music major Sarah Thompson completes four perfect years in national student auditions.