Thursday, June 3 2010
Iowa State University student living his dream this summer
Ben Janson couldn't ask for a better summer vacation. He's having fun doing what he loves. He's hanging out with the pros. And he's getting paid. He can't believe his luck. The Iowa State University junior from Mason City is not playing baseball, driving racecars or chasing tornadoes. He's happily tucked away in a research laboratory at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md.
Gulf oil spill may harm U.S. grain exports, says ISU market economist
With the latest failed efforts to stop the flow of oil from an uncapped well into the Gulf of Mexico, projections are that the spill may not be contained until late summer. Iowa State University grain markets specialist Chad Hart says that if the oil slick enters the shipping lanes, there could be a slowdown in shipping traffic that could affect grain prices for the United States and overseas markets.
Barbara Forker remembered for contributions to physical education, equity
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