Tuesday, August 18 2009
Photo by Bob Elbert.
Design students begin classes Aug. 24 under Iowa State University's first green roof
Iowa State University's first green roof atop the College
of Design's new King Pavilion already is hard at work,
reducing stormwater runoff, moderating the building's
temperature and converting carbon dioxide to oxygen. The roof
is one of several green components in the $6.6 million addition
that will provide much-needed instructional studio space for
design students beginning the first day of classes, Monday,
Aug. 24. The building will be dedicated the same day during a
ceremony in the college at 5:15 p.m. A reception and tours will
ISU personal finance professor takes students to school on managing their money
Tahira Hira, an Iowa State professor of personal finance and consumer economics in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, would like to see fewer college students experience financial distress. She offers them some no-nonsense tips to help them manage their money better.
Tour the solar house designed and built by ISU students on Aug. 29
Low-income kids report first sexual intercourse at 12 years old in new ISU study
A new Iowa State study of nearly 1,000 low-income families in
three major cities found that one in four children between the
ages of 11 and 16 reported having sex, with their first sexual
intercourse experience occurring at the average age of
Lt. Gov. Patty Judge visits Reiman Gardens
Iowa Lt. Gov. Patty Judge visited ISU's Reiman Gardens on
Aug. 11 -- a stop on what she called her "rock star"
tour of the state's hottest travel destinations.
Judge's "Travel Iowa '09" initiative is
designed to let Iowans know about fun, affordable tourism
attractions in the state. Reiman Gardens was named Iowa's
"Attraction of the Year" in 2008 by the Iowa Tourism
Office and the Travel Federation of Iowa.
Read Judge's Travel Iowa '09 blog.
Thousands of ISU students returning to Ames for class; others study from distance
While more than 27,000 students are heading to Ames this fall, more and more Iowa State students are finding that going to class is just one way to get their education.
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.
"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