Tuesday, June 15 2010
Rock stars, Hollywood take a look at Iowa State researchers unique 3-D technology
College of Business researchers provided feasibility data for Port of Des Moines project
Saving the soil and maintaining corn yields: ISU early research says yes to both
Iowa State University researchers are testing between-row cover grasses as part of research looking at ways to reduce soil runoff and keep vital nutrients in the soils while crop residue, called stover, is removed from farm fields to produce biofuels. With U.S. government targets requiring a 30 percent displacement of petroleum consumption with fuels made from biomass by the year 2030, agronomy researchers are studying methods of harvesting more and more stover, which previously was left on the field. Two years into a study, research is showing that yield can be maintained at high levels using environmentally friendly practices.
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.
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.
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.