Wednesday, December 21 2011
Astronomers, Iowa States Kawaler discover planets that survived their stars expansion
Iowa State University's Steve Kawaler has helped a research team use data from NASA's Kepler Mission to discover two Earth-sized planets that survived their star's red-giant expansion. The discovery is published in the Dec. 22 edition of the journal Nature.
Paul now top pick in new Iowa State University/ Gazette/KCRG Poll, but voters still uncertain
ISU researchers poised to help unlock mysteries of medicinal benefits of plants
Iowa State University researchers Eve Syrkin Wurtele, professor
in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology,
and Basil Nikolau, professor in the Department of Biochemistry,
Biophysics and Molecular Biology, together with colleagues at
institutions around the country, have developed resources that
may lead to discovery of new, medicinally important compounds
found in plants. The research grew out of a $6 million National
Institutes of Health initiative to study how the genes
of plants contribute to production of various chemical
compounds, some of which are medicinally important.
ISU accounting team finishes second in American Institute of Certified Public Accountants competition
Iowa State University named a military-friendly school
The journal Military Advanced Education has named Iowa State University a military-friendly university. Iowa State is one of 293 institutions nationwide and four in Iowa that are included in the publication's "Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities."
Once mute student delivers College of Business commencement address
Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers honored for distinguished efforts to advance science
Five researchers from Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory are new Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). They're being honored for their "scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications."
President Geoffroy will be honored with CASE Chief Executive Leadership Award
Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy will receive the 2012 Chief Executive Leadership Award from CASE (the Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District VI at its annual conference Jan. 9 in Denver.
Science meets art on the river in Iowa State University learning community
When the Skunk River Navy students slogged down river on their annual cleanup patrol this fall, they weren't looking for trash. They were looking for art. The Skunk River Navy is a service project in Iowa State's freshman biology learning community. And this semester they added new dimensions to the annual trash patrol: Design freshmen, student artwork and a commissioned sculpture all created from the collected trash.