Wednesday, August 3 2011
ISU state fair exhibit hits home
Visitors to Iowa State University's state fair exhibit are invited to take a walk down an air-conditioned "Main Street" in the Varied Industries Building. This year's exhibit theme is "From biorenewables to Main Street, Iowa State is making your life better." Fairgoers can experience a streetscape that sequences from rural to urban Iowa, and focuses on Iowa State's contributions to the bioeconomy and Iowa communities.
Iowa State sociologist expects renewed 9/11 remembrance on its 10th anniversary
ISU student will mine gold like the old timers on a reality TV show in Alaska
An Iowa State student sets off for the wilds of Alaska next week to pan for gold. For a month, David Hagopian will live and work much like the Alaskan Sourdoughs did more than a hundred years ago. No electronic gadgets. No newfangled tools. No workhorse machines. Just a backpack stuffed with thermal wear. And a camera crew recording his adventure for an upcoming series on the National Geographic Channel.
Iowa States external funding hits $342.3 million in fiscal year 2011
Iowa State University attracted $342.3 million in external funding for the fiscal year that ended June 30. That's a drop of $45.9 million from the record $388.2 million the university attracted in fiscal year 2010. Expiration of stimulus programs and other decreases in federal funding accounted for much of the decrease.
Howard Heemstra services set
Architecture Professor Emeritus Howard Heemstra, 82, died Friday, July 22, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Heemstra was a member of the faculty for 37 years (1966-2003). He was one of the architects for Stephens Auditorium, named the "Building of the Century" by the Iowa Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 2004. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, August 12, at the Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way.
ISU research: Corn yields with perennial cover crop are equal to traditional farming
Farmers can still see yields of more than 200 bushels per acre while using cover crops to protect the soil, improve water quality and capture carbon in the soil, according to new research by ISU Agronomy Professor Ken Moore.
Iowa African-American Hall of Fame to induct new members
The Iowa African-American Hall of Fame, housed in Iowa State University's Black Cultural Center, will induct five new members in August.
Iowa State physicist to test next-generation neutrino detector for major experiment
Iowa State University's Mayly Sanchez has won a National Science Foundation early career grant that allows her to contribute to the proposed $900 million Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment. Sanchez is working to develop new, better and cheaper photodetectors that will help physicists pick up the faint trails of neutrinos, subatomic particles that normally race through matter without leaving a trace.