Thursday, May 20 2010
Iowa State students' summer internships come in all shapes and sizes
For their summer vacations, Iowa State University students are fanning out across the globe doing everything from mosquito netting distribution in Uganda to tropical landscape maintenance at SeaWorld. They're participating in summer internships, those valuable resume builders that signify practical experience.
Financial literacy leader Tahira Hira offers advice on managing debt, credit cards
Iowa State Mini Baja Team hopes for better luck, better performance this year
Iowa State engineers design power structures that help keep the lights on
Iowa State University engineers are developing new and improved poles to carry electricity across the countryside. They say the new structures -- which can bend and deflect an extreme load -- would be cheaper, easier to install, more secure and more resistant to cascading failures. That means better electrical service for everybody.
Meredith business development director Dave Kurns to receive Schwartz Award
Brains master switch is verified by Iowa State University researcher
The protein that has long been suspected by scientists of being the master switch allowing brains to function has now been verified by Iowa State University researcher Yeon-Kyun Shin. The professor of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology has shown that the protein called synaptotagmin1 (Syt1) is the sole trigger for the release of neurotransmitters in the brain.