Saturday, May 22 2010
Iowa State engineer explores intersection of engineering, economics and green policy
W. Ross Morrow, who's just finishing his first year at Iowa
State University, believes engineers have a place in public
policy debates. He's had some first-hand experience: A
report he helped write as a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard
University's Belfer Center for Science and International
Affairs attracted the attention of a New York Times blog, Rush
Limbaugh and Bloomberg Television.
Carlson to University of California
Susan Carlson, ISU associate provost for faculty advancement and diversity, has accepted a position at the University of California. Carlson will join UC as vice provost of academic personnel in July.
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.