Saturday, July 8 2017
Engineers win Energy Department grants to help develop a reliable, resilient power grid
Two Iowa State University electrical engineers have won Department of Energy grants to help improve the country's power grid. One project will develop real-time monitoring and modeling of modern power grids, including renewable energy sources, for better system control and reliability. The other project will address the challenges of adding high levels of intermittent power sources to the grid, mainly wind and solar power.
Researchers study links across U.S. grids to move renewable energy and share capacity
With today’s production of wind energy in the prairie states and solar energy in the desert states, Iowa State University's James McCalley said there’s strong economic motivation to move power to and from the country's primary power grids. McCalley and his research team are working with researchers from national laboratories and the utility industry to study ways to tie the big eastern and western grids together.
Post-surgery rehabilitation has gone to the dogs at ISU animal hospital
The canine rehabilitation center at Iowa State University offers cutting-edge equipment and expertise to help dogs recover from injury and surgery.
New intervention program reduces domestic violence recidivism rates, Iowa State study finds
Most states mandate that domestic violence offenders complete some type of batterer intervention program, but the success rates are often quite low. That is why the results of a new method developed by an Iowa State University professor are so promising.
New Iowa State degree to advance skills of nurses, improve patient care
The Iowa Board of Regents has approved plans for a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Iowa State University. The RN-BSN is a continuation program designed for registered nurses – those working in the field as well as recent graduates of approved nursing programs – who want to earn their bachelor’s degree. The program will begin in fall 2018.
Mosquitoes and ticks: Iowa State University entomologist urges summertime awareness
An Iowa State University entomologist is encouraging Iowans to take precautions to protect themselves this summer from mosquitoes and ticks, which may carry serious illnesses such as West Nile.
Look inside your own pantry or fridge to find the top culprit of food waste
Did you know you throw out about 20 pounds of food every month? Nearly 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. Iowa State University experts have tips for reducing waste at home, and look at how the food service industry is working to do the same.
ISU researchers receive $1 million grant to study whether prairies can help beehives keep the weight on
Iowa State University researchers are studying how prairie may help honey bees build sufficient honey stores to last through lean winters. The research group recently received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to further the project.
Iowa State formula racers think they have the testing, race experience for more success
Iowa State's formula racing team is preparing for the season-ending race in Nebraska. The team has already solved race-day problems, completed long test runs, built a lighter car, improved aerodynamic efficiency and made gear-shifting easier on the drivers. All that has team leaders expecting to bring some speed to the race track.
Iowa State’s Baja team looking to learn, improve in season finale
The student-engineers of Iowa State's Baja SAE team are hoping for better results when they race in Illinois this weekend. The team has had challenging racing so far this season. But they have hope. Their 10-horsepower machine has been clocked at a speedy 37 mph.