Wednesday, April 28 2010
Iowa State graduate Sarah Brown Wessling named National Teacher of the Year
Fred Hoiberg returns to ISU
Cyclone great Fred Hoiberg is back. The NBA veteran was
introduced Wednesday before a packed audience as Iowa
State's 19th head men's basketball coach.
"The opportunity to return to my hometown and my alma mater can certainly be described as a dream come true," Hoiberg said.
Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers preparing for Blue Waters supercomputer
Three Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers are
preparing their computational chemistry tools for the Blue
Waters supercomputer and its quadrillion calculations per
second. Blue Waters is expected to be the most powerful
supercomputer in the world for open scientific research when it
comes online in 2011.
ISU student struck, killed by train
The Ames Police Department has released the name of the woman who was found dead early Sunday morning. The body of Raven Nicole Gileau, 19, of 5221 Frederiksen Ct., was found at approximately 5:30 a.m. April 25 near railroad tracks at 13th/Ontario Street in west Ames. Ames Police believe the Iowa State University sophomore was struck by a train earlier in the morning. Ames P.D. and the Union Pacific Railroad are investigating.
ISU animal science undergraduate to present research at international conference
When Iowa State University senior Jenna Dixon, Mason City,
signed up for a summer internship program, she didn't
expect it would land her in front of an audience of thousands
of biological and biomedical scientists from around the world.
But that's exactly where she landed. From April 24-28,
Dixon is at the Experimental Biology 2010 meeting in Anaheim,
Calif., to present her analysis of proteins involved in
muscular dystrophy. While it's not uncommon for an
undergraduate to do research, it is exceptional to advance to
the status of presenter, says Dixon's mentor, Animal
Science Assistant Professor Joshua Selsby.
Friends, family remember Lacina
Friends and family gathered on the lawn outside the College of Design April 22 to remember Jon Lacina. The graphics design student was the focus of an exhaustive search after he was reported missing from campus in late January. His body was found April 14 in an outlying building on the former Dairy Farm south of campus. On Thursday, members of the ISU community joined Lacina's parents Tom and Alesia, and brother Joe in a ceremony and the planting of a red oak tree in Jon's memory. Many in the crowd lined up to put a spade of soil around the tree that will grace the west lawn of Design.
ISU study finds earnings disparity for women following community college education
ISU Seed Science Center, University of Nairobi to establish African seed institute
Through a $4.49 million grant from AGRA, Iowa State University's Seed Science Center, the University of Nairobi (UoN), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center and private business experts are establishing a Seed Enterprise Management Institute at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences in Kabete, Kenya.
Iowa States tornado research is museum quality in the Windy City
Iowa State University tornado researchers are included in the new $34 million, 26,000-square-foot Science Storms exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Photo by J.B. Spector, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.
ISU sociologist works with USAID task force on rebuilding education in Haiti
Rebuilding Haiti's agricultural and educational
institutions after a severe earthquake struck the nation Jan.
12 will be the focus of a U.S. government task force that
includes Iowa State University sociologist Cornelia Flora.
Flora has been named to the Task Force on Haiti, with the goal
of figuring out how to rebuild the country's universities
and other institutions so they can improve how agriculture is
done in the Caribbean nation.