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Tuesday, July 11 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.

James McCalley describes his grid research during a project meeting.

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.

Lab swims in pool for aquatic therapy

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.

Amie Zarling on campus

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.

Ginny Wangerin standing near nurses' station at Mary Greeley Medical Center

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.

adult and nymph deer ticks

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.