Tuesday, May 4 2010
ISU researcher, local company collaborate for new, faster salmonella detection
Byron Brehm-Stecher, an Iowa State University assistant
professor of food science and human nutrition, wants to replace
the current system of salmonella detection with a new approach
that can provide DNA sequencing-like results in hours rather
than days. He is using technology available through an Ames,
Iowa, company, Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc., that is
providing advanced biomedical instruments and reagents for the
ISU spring commencement is this weekend
More than 3,300 Iowa State students will receive degrees during spring commencement ceremonies May 7-8. Alumnus and chemist Jonathan Rich and former Ford Motor Co. and John Deere engineer Harold Brock will receive honorary doctor of science degrees.
Greenlee School unanimously approved for re-accreditation
National Science Foundation fellowships awarded to 10 Iowa Staters
Ten students with ties to Iowa State have received prestigious graduate fellowships from the National Science Foundation. The students will receive three years of financial support, including a $30,000 annual stipend, a $10,500 cost-of-education allowance, a $1,000 one-time international travel allowance, and TeraGrid Supercomputer access.
Childhood tragedies don't deter ISU graduating veterinarian from achieving his goal
doesn't believe in looking back. He has steadfastly refused
to allow the two life-changing tragedies he suffered before his
teens to stand in the way of realizing his dreams. On Saturday,
May 8, when Dohlman dons his ceremonial hood and recites the
Veterinarian's Oath at his Iowa State commencement,
he'll be looking forward to a new life as a small town
veterinarian. But don't be fooled. Dohlman's "aw
shucks" demeanor belies the toughness, grit and sheer hard
work that got him there.
ISU researcher focuses on organic farmings effect on water quality
Kathleen Delate, Iowa State University researcher and professor of agronomy and horticulture, has studied organic farming for more than a decade is now looking at the effects of organic farming on water quality. For this research, Delate will monitor 30 plots on the ISU Agronomy Farm in Boone County that will be connected to data-loggers that are continually reading water flow and nutrient analysis.
College of Business MBA, finance teams win regional competitions
Iowa State classes feature learning projects that educate students, serve others
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 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.