Monday, June 14 2010
ISU architecture students study sustainable development in Berlin during June
A group of architecture students from the College of Design is in Berlin this month studying issues of climate change and sustainable urban development. They are involved in Summer Academy Berlin, a monthlong program founded in 2006 as a collaboration between the Beuth Berlin University of Applied Sciences and Pratt Institute, New York. This is the first year Iowa State has been involved in the academy, and ISU is the only school with both graduate and undergraduate participants.
Update on conference re-alignment
Iowa States Formula Team believes it has finally found the speed in its race car
Entrepreneurship professor poses questions to determine an idea's entrepreneurial merit
Public meeting welcomes ideas for Campustown redevelopment
As part of the Ames City Council's long-term goal to
rejuvenate Campustown, community stakeholders are invited to
attend a June 17 public input session to share thoughts and
ideas about redevelopment of the area south of the Iowa State
University campus. The town hall meeting will be held from 6 to
8 p.m. in the ISU Memorial Union South Ballroom.
ISU spring graduate named to USA Today's All-USA College Academic First Team
Iowa State departments will be honored with Environmental Excellence awards
ISU Dining, the Department of Residence and Facilities Planning & Management will be recognized by Gov. Chet Culver on June 28 for leadership and innovation in the protection of Iowa's natural resources. The ISU departments will accept an Environmental Excellence Award and receive special recognition in water quality.
Some Iowa cicadas make unexpected appearance four years ahead of schedule
The 17-year cicadas found in central and southeast Iowa aren't supposed to come out until 2014, but a small percentage are emerging now, four years ahead of schedule. Donald Lewis, professor of entomology at Iowa State University, started getting reports of these early-risers two weeks ago. The insects are found in much of the state from Boone County south to the Missouri border and east to the Mississippi River.
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.
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.