Wednesday, March 22 2006
Showing off their science
The annual State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa will be at Iowa State University's Hilton Coliseum later this month. The public is invited to meet the young scientists on Friday, March 24, from 1-5 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum and to hear student presentations from 7-9 p.m. in the Scheman Building. On Saturday, March 25, public hours in Hilton Coliseum are 9 a.m. to noon and during the award ceremonies from 4-6:30 p.m. The event is free.
Children of Uganda promise to inspire
Most of the performers in the Children of Uganda, coming to Stephens March 29, have lost one or both parents to AIDS. But the group's founder says audiences won't leave the performance sad, but happy and inspired
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend to speak March 29
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the first woman lieutenant governor of Maryland and president of a nationwide character education program, will discuss whether we're ready for a woman president in a March 29 talk. Townsend is the 14th prominent woman leader to visit Iowa State as the Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics.
Undergrad to make rare presentation to American Physical Society
ISU senior Stephanie Law will be among the elite few undergraduate students to give a presentation to the American Physical Society in Baltimore this month. The Marion native will discuss her work with rare earths and nickel germanium crystals.
Chemically squeezing every drop of ethanol from corn
Iowa State University's Brent Shanks is working to create chemical catalysts that would increase the yield of fermentable sugars from corn. That could boost ethanol production by 10 to 15 percent.
Iowa Water Center to stimulate new research and outreach
With a new name and a new director, a 42-year-old program to stimulate water research, outreach and education in Iowa is experiencing a revitalization.
Tennis club to nationals
The ISU Tennis Club is headed to Austin, Texas, in April for national championships.
ISU profs' wearable art on display at LAX
An award-winning wearable art piece designed and constructed by two Iowa State University professors is now on display in the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
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.