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Wednesday, January 11 2017

Students cheer on their robot during last year's Iowa FIRST LEGO League State Championship.

Thousands to attend Iowa FIRST LEGO® League State Championship this weekend

It's time for screams, cheers and high fives. For smiles, silly hats, LEGO® robots, discoveries and research presentations. It's the annual Iowa FIRST LEGO® League State Championship Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14 and 15, at Iowa State's College of Engineering. The event is free and open to the public.

NASA image of cities across the globe lit up at night

Changing urban population density will impact future building energy use, according to ISU researchers

Changing population densities across the globe will impact world energy efficiency, according to a new study published by an international team that includes two Iowa State University scientists.

An Iowa State graduate student loads biomass into a micropyrolyzer.

Iowa State engineer helps journal highlight how pyrolysis can advance the bioeconomy

Iowa State's Robert C. Brown is a guest editor of the current issue of the journal Energy Technology. The special issue features 20 scientific papers about Brown's specialty: using pyrolysis technologies to convert biomass into fuels, chemicals and fertilizers. The special issue is all about an "improved understanding of the fundamental chemical, physical, and catalytic processes underlying pyrolysis technology.”

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.

A magnified image of a mosquito on a human hand

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.

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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.