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State fair exhibit features Reiman Gardens
Iowa State is bringing a Reiman Gardens-style oasis to the state fair this year. The university exhibit will be at the northeast end of the Varied Industries Building.
Astronaut to join ISU scientists at fair
Astronaut and ISU alumnus Clayton Anderson will visit the Iowa State Fair Aug. 16. He'll join ISU scientists to talk about the "soybeans in space" program, a project at ISU's NASA Food Technology Commercial Space Center and give a children's presentation.
Committee named to conduct search for AD
A five-member committee will conduct the search for a new Iowa State University athletics director.
Van De Velde announces resignation
Bruce Van De Velde, ISU athletics director, announced Monday (Aug. 8) that he is resigning, effective at the end of the year.
Browne appointed public radio director
Cindy Browne, a Minnesota-based public broadcasting consultant and former executive vice president for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, has been appointed executive director of Iowa Public Radio, effective Sept. 1.
Charges to go
Iowa State researchers are hoping to make Iowa-made solar technology wearable. The result would be a convenient way to charge your electronic devices.
Colletti named to interim Ag post
Joe Colletti, professor and interim chair of the department of natural resource ecology and management, has been named interim senior associate dean of the College of Agriculture.
Professor named engineering fellow
Mechanical engineering professor Atul Kelkar has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International.
ISU can help businesses find R&D support
Iowa State University can assist small Iowa companies and faculty startup businesses looking for federal grants to fund research and development work.
Find out about latest technologies
Sign up online and Iowa State's Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer will automatically e-mail updates about the newest technologies developed on campus.
Great moments in Trice Stadium
Cast your vote for the greatest moment in the 30-year history of Jack Trice Stadium. Fans' picks will be revealed at home football games.
U.S. Rep. Tom Latham (left) and aerospace engineer Fred Haan
Latham on campus
Fred Haan, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering, explains wind tunnel operations to U.S. Rep. Tom Latham on Aug. 9. Latham visited campus to speak with researchers about their work in wind engineering, virtual reality, biorenewables, nondestructive evaluation and plant sciences.
Students put finishing touches on mural
Design students are putting the finishing touches on a mural outside the College of Design entry. The mural's theme of "One Community" promotes the partnership of ISU and Ames.
In the news
The New York Times
Two engineering students who built a flash-freeze ice-cream making machine at Iowa State in 1999 will be scooping up their smooth concoction at the state fair for the sixth year.
Madison Co. bridge watch
Iowa State engineers are using high-tech surveillance to protect Madison County's covered, wooden bridges from vandalism.
Gene organizes corn kernels
San Francisco Chronicle
Two scientists -- Eric Vollbrecht, Iowa State University, and Robert Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Long Island, recently identified the gene responsible for orderly rows of kernels on corn.