Tuesday, January 10 2017
Event series will honor Martin Luther King Jr.
Through the end of January, Iowa State and the Ames community will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (Monday, Jan. 16) with a series of free, public events honoring the life of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and civil rights activist. University offices will be closed on Monday for the holiday.
Iowa State University 2016 surveillance: No Zika-associated mosquitoes found in state
Mosquito surveillance efforts led by Iowa State University in 2016 found neither of the two species associated with the transmission of Zika virus. West Nile virus appeared more frequently in 2016 than it did in 2015.
Iowa State leads move to establish an alliance that builds statewide cybersecurity, literacy
Iowa State University cybersecurity experts are leading a statewide effort to establish the Iowa Cyber Alliance. The alliance is all about bringing partners together to provide cybersecurity education, outreach and training across the state.
Marching band awarded prestigious Sudler Trophy
The Iowa State University Cyclone Football “Varsity” Marching Band has been recognized as one of the nation’s top marching bands. The band has won the 2017-2019 Sudler Trophy from the John Philip Sousa Foundation. The award is presented biannually to a marching band which has demonstrated the highest musical standards and innovative marching routines.
Iowa State to manage biorefinery projects for new Manufacturing USA Institute
Iowa State will lead the biorefinery program of the country's 10th -- and just recently announced -- Manufacturing USA Institute. The institute is dedicated to improving the productivity and efficiency of chemical manufacturing. The U.S. Department of Energy will support the institute with $70 million over five years, subject to federal appropriations. Another $70 million is expected from the institute's partners.
2016 Year in Review
As 2016 comes to an end, the Iowa State University News Service staff is looking back and sharing some of its favorite and more popular stories of the year.
New biomarker predicts Alzheimer’s Disease and link to diabetes
An enzyme found in the fluid around the brain and spine is giving researchers a snapshot of what happens inside the minds of Alzheimer’s patients and how that relates to cognitive decline. Iowa State University researchers say higher levels of the enzyme, autotaxin, significantly predict memory impairment and Type 2 diabetes.
ISU faculty members receive inductions into National Academy of Inventors
Two Iowa State University faculty members received inductions to the National Academy of Inventors on Tuesday. Surya Mallapragada and Pat Halbur were recognized for their innovative work to improve living conditions and create economic development.
Change Agent: James Hill, Team PrISUm mentor
Organizers of the American Solar Challenge have honored James Hill, University Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and longtime adviser to Team PrISUm, with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to solar car racing.