Monday, November 22 2010
Iowa State, Ames Lab researcher develops new way to study single biological molecules
Sanjeevi Sivasankar will work with Novascan Technologies Inc.
of Ames to continue development of a unique microscope that
allows researchers to study single molecules. The microscope is
designed to advance the study of structural biology. The Grow
Iowa Values Fund is supporting commercialization of the
ISUs dairy products evaluation team lands runner-up honors at international competition
ISU's Dairy Products Evaluation Team earned a second place finish in the overall category, a first place in yogurt, a second place in cheddar cheese and a third in cottage cheese for the team competition and also scored individual awards including a first in yogurt at the annual, international competiton.
ISU economist addresses state's holiday retail prospects as economy struggles
Let's talk turkey
ISU Extension has tips to help Thanksgiving cooks prepare a safe turkey dinner. Extension's Answer Line (800-262-3804) is staffed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m., or you can visit the Talking Turkey website for answers to frequently asked questions anytime.
ISU Design West Studio wins national economic development award
Iowa State University's Design West Studio won the
University Economic Development Association's (UEDA) 2010
Award of Excellence in Partnership Development at the UEDA
Annual Summit in Reno, Nev., Nov. 9. Located in Sioux City, the
studio is a satellite program of the ISU College of Design in
partnership with Iowa State University Extension, the city of
Sioux City and a number of community groups. The award
recognizes a UEDA member for developing strong or unique
partnerships between organizations and academic institutions,
and using this partnership to achieve a shared goal.
Iowa State study confirms faculty union influence on institutional decision-making
Bed bugs in Iowa are more plentiful, but can be avoided with care: ISU entomologist
The number of cases of bed bugs in Iowa is increasing, but
taking a few precautions can help avoid them, according to Ken
Holscher, associate professor of entomology at Iowa State
University. Holscher has been monitoring the level of bed bug
reports for almost three decades, and says there certainly has
been an uptick in the number recently.
Iowa State experts identify holiday shopping trends, provide consumer budgeting tips
Iowa State mechanical engineering students to show off their design ideas
Iowa State University mechanical engineering students will
display their ideas, concepts and prototypes during the
department's first Design Expo. The Design Expo will be
noon-4 p.m. Dec. 7 in Howe Hall. The event is free and open to
Iowa State University selects new veterinary medicine dean
Dr. Lisa Nolan, professor and associate dean of research and graduate studies in ISU's College of Veterinary Medicine, will become the Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of Veterinary Medicine on Jan. 15, 2011.
Cleaning up polluting contaminants takes longer than thought: ISU researcher
For years, scientists who try to predict how long contaminated soils and rocks will stay polluted have been using flawed preconceptions and formulas about the process, according to a new study by Iowa State University researcher Robert Ewing that shows that the rates vary according to how porous and connected the rocks are.
Iowa State, Ames Laboratory scientists advance the understanding of the big getting bigger
Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory scientists are studying a process called coarsening, a branch of surface chemistry that examines how objects of different sizes transform into fewer objects with larger average sizes. James Evans and Patricia Thiel say a better understanding of the process could improve the stability of nanoscale technologies. They describe the emerging field of study in the Oct. 29 issue of the journal Science.