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Tuesday, March 28 2017

Two slabs of heated pavements at the Des Moines International Airport

Iowa State engineers test heated pavement technology at Des Moines International Airport

Halil Ceylan and a group of Iowa State engineers are testing heated pavement technologies at the Des Moines International Airport. They've installed two test slabs of electrically conductive concrete. And so far this winter, the special pavement has effectively cleared ice and snow. The research is supported by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Center of Excellence Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability.

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Researchers find video games influence sexist attitudes

The images and roles of female characters in video games send a powerful message that can influence the underlying attitudes of gamers. Iowa State and French researchers found a link between video game exposure and sexism in a new study of more than 13,000 adolescents.

Benjamin J. Allen

Benjamin Allen named Iowa State University interim president

The Iowa Board of Regents have approved Benjamin Allen as Iowa State University’s interim president, effective May 9. Allen succeeds President Steven Leath, who has accepted the presidency at Auburn University. Leath’s last day at Iowa State will be May 8. Allen will remain in the interim position until a new president begins.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: ISU 4U Promise Family Event

Parents and students are invited to attend an interactive experience to learn more about ISU 4U Promise and college financial planning. ISU 4U Promise is a partnership between King and Moulton elementary schools and Iowa State to help students earn a college education.

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Iowa State undergraduates showcase their research at annual Capitol event March 28

Iowa lawmakers will have the opportunity to learn about the work of 25 ISU undergraduate student researchers during the annual "Research in the Capitol." The event will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the Rotunda of the State Capitol building in Des Moines. It highlights the importance of research to the undergraduate learning experience, as well as the depth and variety of research being done.

Anumnantha Kanthasamy

Iowa State University researchers discover new screening technique for protein misfolding diseases such as chronic wasting disease and Parkinson’s

A new technique pioneered by Iowa State University biomedical researchers will allow scientists to produce data much faster and at less cost when studying protein misfolding diseases such as chronic wasting disease or Parkinson’s. The new screening method will fill a major gap for scientists studying the diseases.

Neal Hawkins and Anuj Sharma in the big data REACTOR Lab.

Iowa State engineers dive into big data to develop better system to manage traffic incidents

Iowa State traffic researchers are developing technology that will take the huge amounts of data collected by the Iowa Department of Transportation, sort through it all and identify problems. The goal is early detection of traffic incidents and better traffic management. That would improve safety and mobility on Iowa's roads and highways.

Leslie Odom Jr

Students have limited priority seating for March 29 Leslie Odom Jr. appearance

Tony-Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. will discuss his career, answer questions and perform songs from "Hamilton" during a presentation at Iowa State. "Hamilton and the Road to Success: In Words and Music" will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in Stephens Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. for Iowa State students, and at 6:30 p.m. for faculty, staff and the general public. No tickets are required. Although the public presentation is free, Iowa State students will be given priority for the limited seating.

Changes to credit reports will benefit college students

Iowa State University financial experts say changes in the way credit scores are calculated will help college students and young adults build credit.