Sunday, April 17 2011
Slow and steady wins the race: Pokéwalker beats other pedometers in ISU study
John Arends named Greenlee School's 2011 Schwartz Award recipient
"If other countries invest in science, everybody benefits. But at some time those countries that have been leaders in innovation and science have also been economic leaders - superpowers. If the United States is to remain a leader, I think it is important that our science and engineering funding is at a top-notch level relative to our competitors."
Subra Suresh, director of the National Science Foundation who earned a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State in 1979 and will be honored during VEISHEA with a Distinguished Alumni Award.
Big 12 signs 13-year cable rights deal with Fox Sports
The Big 12 Conference has reached a landmark 13-year cable rights agreement with Fox Sports Media Group to televise a minimum of 40 football games annually beginning in 2012. "Today's announcement is the culmination of last summer's talks in which I joined with my fellow presidents and chancellors to chart a strong future for the Big 12 Conference," said Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy. "All 10 schools will benefit significantly from this contract, which further strengthens the long-term commitment that our member institutions made to one another last summer."
ISU researchers collaborate on report showing Pell Grant impact on community college expansion
Experts will discuss affordable housing for flood-prone areas April 21-22 at ISU
Experts in affordable housing, disaster resilience and
sustainable design will join local housing and planning
officials and nonprofit and for-profit housing developers for
"The Symposium on Affordable Housing and Disaster
Resilience," April 21-22, at the Environmental Health and
Safety Services Building Learning Center, on the north side of
campus. Two sessions are free and open to the public on
Undergraduates showcase their research and creative expression at ISU April 19
Does the arena decibel-level during Hilton Magic really impact
basketball player performance? What happens in cyberspace
during virtual mourning? And what do China's cities look
like in the midst of epic change? These are just three of the
87 research projects Iowa State University students will share
during the university's fifth annual "Symposium on
Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression," Tuesday,
April 19, in the Memorial Union. The event is free and open to
ISU, UI partner to feature student innovation at Invention Convention April 16
Almost 400 students from across the state will showcase
inventions ranging from "The Rocker Stopper" to
"The Eye Drop Assistant" at the 24th annual Invent
Iowa State Scholarship Event. The event, which alternates
between the University of Iowa and Iowa State University, will
be held Saturday, April 16, in Ames this year.
Disney game designer will speak, judge student game design competition April 20 at ISU
Nathan Sumsion, senior game designer at Avalanche-Disney Interactive Studios, will be at Iowa State to speak about video game designing and to judge the ISU Game Development Competition. His talk, "Spelling it Out: The Communication Roles of a Game Designer," will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. His presentation is free and open to the public. The winners of the game development competition will be announced immediately following Sumsion's presentation.
Creative, on-line learning tool helps students tackle real-world problems
A new computer interface developed at ISU called ThinkSpace is helping students use what they've learned in the horticulture classroom and apply it to problems they'll face when they are on the job site. The project, is led by a group of ISU faculty including Ann Marie VanDerZanden, professor of horticulture and associate director of ISU's Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.