Tuesday, June 1 2010
Iowa States solar car team prepares for June 19-26 race from Tulsa to Chicago
Iowa State students are busy preparing to race the
university's tenth solar-powered car. They'll attempt
to prove and qualify their car during the June 12-18 Formula
Sun Grand Prix in Texas. If that goes well, they'll enter
the June 19-26 American Solar Challenge, a race from Tulsa,
Okla., to Chicago.
Iowa State educator assists effort to export U.S. community college model to Indonesia
Tractor pull team hopes new design will overpower field in international competition
Iowa State University's Power Pullers team will participate in an annual tractor pull competition June 5 and 6 in Peoria, Ill., sponsored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Thirty teams from the United States and Canada are scheduled to compete. This year's tractor, "CydeWinder," has been completely redesigned in hopes of improving on last year's fourth-place finish.
Goran Micevic awarded Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship for medical school
Iowa State University May graduate Goran Micevic has received a
Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship. The Iowa State University chapter of
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society nominated him for the the $5,000
graduate fellowship. Micevic earned his degree in biochemistry
and will attend Yale University Medical School in the
Playing on the Iowa Crush women's football team is therapeutic for ISU MFA student
College students are always looking for novel ways to relieve the stress of exams and deadlines.
One Iowa State University graphic design graduate student has
found that playing women's tackle football for the Iowa
Crush is about as therapeutic as it gets. Devon Estes, who is
working on her Master of Fine Arts, will be suited up to play
linebacker for the Crush's last home game of the season,
Iowa State political experts see GOP gubernatorial primary as Branstad's to lose
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.
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.
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.
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.