Thursday, August 6 2009
Summer commencement is Aug. 8
An estimated 787 students will receive degrees from Iowa State at the conclusion of the summer term. A single commencement ceremony for all bachelor's, master's and doctoral candidates begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, in Hilton Coliseum. Iowa Lt. Gov. Patty Judge will address the graduating students. As announced in May, this will be Iowa State's final summer commencement ceremony. News release.
Iowa Gov. Chet Culver, left, examines a plasma reactor at Iowa State University's Microelectronics Research Center. Vikram Dalal, the director of the center, told the governor how plasma is used to fabricate thin film for solar cells.
Iowa Power Fund research
State fund advances swine vaccine research, six other Iowa State projects
The State Board of Regents has approved $679,663 in competitive
grants from the state's Grow Iowa Values Fund, a state
economic development program. The grants will support seven new
projects with the goal of developing technologies with
commercial potential and supporting the growth of companies
using those technologies.
Iowa State researcher says internal security breaches pose a bigger threat than hackers
An Iowa State University information security researcher says his studies on information security have suggested that internal computer fraud is a more significant issue than external hacking. News release.
ISU researchers find possible treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Spinal Muscular Atrophy affects 1 in 6,000 to 1 in 10,000 children born every year. One in 40 people are carriers of the disease -- they don't have the symptoms, but could pass the disease to their children. Ravindra Singh, associate professor in biomedical sciences at Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, has made a huge discovery on the road to curing the disease.
"A Road to White Coral" Christine Simpson Forni. Photo by artist.
College of Design hosts curated "30 and Beyond" alumni exhibition Aug. 3-Sept. 26
Josh Zepps, left, the host of the Science Channel's "Brink" show, meets an Iowa State robot and Alexander Stoytchev, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering.