Wednesday, May 18 2011
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Off to the races
Tanner Whitten, right, the driver of the No. 85 Iowa State-sponsored K&N Pros Series racer, helps load up the car after a campus stop. The car is promoting Iowa State's long history of biofuels research and development. It will race at the Iowa Speedway on Saturday, May 21. Larger image.
ISU landscape architecture students and Mitchellville prison inmates and staff collaborate on new prison's grounds
Softball field ... butterfly garden ... yoga space ... greenhouse ... amphitheater. Sounds like a city park, right? Nope. How about the grounds of Iowa's new women's prison? At least that's the vision of some Iowa State landscape architecture students, based on their research and discussions this spring with offenders and staff from the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville. They've worked together for the past three months, thinking outside the box of typical prison landscape design to envision something truly unique. And everyone is pretty pumped about what they've come up with.
Race car, replica filling station promote Iowa State Universitys biofuels research
Iowa State University will sponsor a NASCAR K&N Pro Series race car at the Iowa Speedway later this month to spread the word about the university's long history of developing biofuels. Iowa State researchers have been studying biofuels ever since three professors mixed corn alcohol and gasoline in the 1930s. Biofuels Digest recently named Iowa State its 2010 Institutional Research Facility of the Year.