Thursday, June 11 2009
Iowa State experts can discuss impact of rising gas prices amid economic distress
Iowa State experts can help gauge where rising gas prices are
headed this summer and what impact they'll have in many
Lightning strike slows Iowa States solar car team in Texas competition
A lightning strike damaged the battery system inside Iowa State University's solar race car during the Formula Sun Grand Prix in Texas. That kept the team off the track for more than half of the three-day competition. But the students of Team PrISUm found a solution and turned a very competitive 157 laps on the third day of competition.
Sioux City area high school art students will invade ISU's Design West studio, June 11-13
Sioux City's Fourth Street Historic District will teem with budding artists, architects and designers June 11-13 during the College of Design Summer Workshop for area high school students. Through a series of activities and tours, students with a penchant for visual arts interact with local artists and designers, explore educational and professional paths in art and design and create work of their own. The workshop is held at the ISU Design West Studio.
Cyclones rank third in NCAA WBB attendance
The Iowa State women's basketball team's third-place national attendance ranking in 2008-09 is the Cyclones' top ranking in school history.
Iowa State physicists discuss the science of Angels & Demons
Two Iowa State physicists say there's some science fiction in "Angels & Demons." But they're not quibbling because the movie is introducing millions to particle physics.
Dairy Month celebration at ISU Dairy Farm June 12
Iowa State University's Dairy Farm will host a free event to celebrate Dairy Month on Friday, June 12, from 5 to 11 a.m. Public tours, a children's discovery center, and free samples of milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream will be available. WHO Radio's Van and Bonnie will broadcast live from 5 to 9 a.m.
Iowa State lean manufacturing researcher assesses Big 3 carmakers woes
Danny Johnson, an Iowa State associate professor of operations and supply chain management who researches lean manufacturing practices, assesses what's gone wrong with the "Big 3" American carmakers.
Finance professor creates software to determine stock price reaction to news
ISU finance professor Arnold Cowan has authored an upgraded version of Eventus® -- a software program that determines how stock prices react to significant corporate announcements -- which is due out this month. The program's notable clients include the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and an office in the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Cyclers try battery-assisted bikes
A hundred ISU faculty and staff recently tested electric-assisted bikes loaned to the university by X-Treme Scooters. The Newton firm offered the bikes to support the university's Live Green initiative and asked that employees ride the bikes to work. Batteries on the bikes give cyclers the option of peddling assistance.
ISU personal finance professor assesses impact of new credit card legislation
Tahira Hira, an ISU professor of personal finance and consumer economics, assesses what impact the new Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act will have on credit card consumers. Hira is a member of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy.
Iowa State's Mini Baja Team engineers a lighter, simpler off-road racer
Iowa State's Mini Baja Team is working to improve on last year's 16th-place finish in a contest sponsored by SAE, the Society of Automotive Engineers. Team members think a lighter, simpler off-road racer could help the team move into the top 10. The contest features student-designed and student-built race cars from across the country and around the world.