Tuesday, July 21 2009
Iowa State University, Ames Laboratory researchers win R&D 100 Awards
Researchers at Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of
Energy's Ames Laboratory have won two 2009 R&D 100
Awards. The awards, presented annually since 1963, salute the
100 most technologically significant products introduced into
the marketplace over the past year.
Iowa State University researchers develop process for surgical genetic changes
Using this process, a specific gene is located in a living
cell, then a break is made in the DNA of that gene. When the
cell begins to heal itself, existing DNA can be deleted or
modified, or new DNA can be added near the break site.
Afterward, the cell carries the genetic change and passes the
change on to its offspring.
Iowa State becomes national source of community college research
The Education Commission of the States, the Academy for
Educational Development and Iowa State University have
partnered to establish a new Community College Policy Center.
Linda Serra Hagedorn -- an ISU professor and director of the
Research Institute for Studies in Education, who will play a
role in the new center -- just became the president-elect of
the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).
Iowa State's external funding hits record $305.2 million in FY 2009
ISU attracted a record-high $305.2 million in grants,
contracts, gifts and cooperative agreements during fiscal year
2009, an increase of $31.1 million over the previous year. This
funding is in addition to the fiscal year 2009 state
appropriation of $284 million for the university's
A decade later, first graduates of unusual scholarship program still thankful
The first Hixson Opportunity Award students, now out of school for 10 years, remain loyal and grateful to the woman who knew they could do it. Read about some of the graduates of this most unusual scholarship program in the latest edition of the alumni magazine VISIONS.
ISURF finalizes licensing agreement with Iowa-based wax company
ISURF has finalized a licensing agreement with a Cedar Rapids-based company to manufacture soy-based wax for candles and other uses. An associate professor in food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University invented of the new wax technology.