Thursday, June 9 2011
Researchers will begin tracking performance of ISU Solar Decathlon House at Honey Creek State Park
When Iowa State University participated in the U.S. Department
of Energy's 2009 Solar Decathlon competition, the plan was
to eventually monitor the long-term performance of the
solar-powered Interlock House, which was designed and
constructed by students. The house has been reassembled at the
Iowa Department of Natural Resources' Honey Creek Resort
State Park for use as the nature interpretive center and staff
offices. And Iowa State researchers are gearing up to track the
building's performance in Iowa's climate.
ISU architecture students are building nation's smallest velodrome for Des Moines
They're calling it Cyclodrome. And deep in the bowels of
Iowa State's College of Design, the 15 architecture
graduate students are working at a frenetic pace to build it.
Even though they had never before seen, ridden or even heard of
a velodrome. Even though no plans or dimensions existed to
guide them. They're building the nation's smallest
velodrome for the nonprofit Des Moines Bike Collective. And it
should be ready to roll in Des Moines on July 8.
Bring the whole herd to Dairy Month celebration June 17
The Iowa State University Dairy Farm will host a Dairy Month celebration on June 17 from 6 to 11 a.m. The public event will include tours of the milking parlor, barns and a discovery center for children. Free samples of milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream will be available, courtesy of Iowa's dairy processors. ISU's state-of-the-art Dairy Farm is at 52470 260th St. south of Ames.
Superheroes, tsunamis, bugs and brains top Iowa State's summer blockbuster classes
Summer school used to be the time to take dreaded classes or
play catch up. But these days, it comes in all shapes, sizes,
locations, subjects and modes. At Iowa State, the summer course
offerings cover the gamut. From the impact of geologic
disasters to the invention of the superhero ... from the why of
motion sickness to the how of celestial navigation ... from the
history of the kimono to the future of downtown Des
Iowa States Baja SAE Team optimistic about this years off-road racer
The student-engineers of Iowa State's Baja SAE Team will
race their off-road buggy June 8-11 near Peoria, Ill. They
think they've solved some of the problems that slowed last
year's car during a four-hour endurance race. And so
they're optimistic they have a competitive car again this
ISU's Ann Thompson makes Tech & Learning magazine's 10 most influential people in ed tech
Sixth Street closed at University Boulevard
The stretch of Sixth Street between University Boulevard and the entrance to Brookside Park is closed for the next four weeks, starting June 3. The road's accompanying bike path also will be closed. Access to Brookside Park and the Ames High School baseball field is available only from the east.