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Coatings to boost turbine operation
Researchers at the U. S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and Iowa State have developed a new bond coat for thermal barrier coatings that may improve operation and reliability of gas turbine engines in aircraft and other power-generating technologies.
ISU offers new teacher special education program
A innovative new program will make it easier for special education teachers to take course work.
Exhibit features students' Rome work
An exhibit on campus March 7-11 will showcase the work of design students who studied in Rome last fall.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs for central Iowa youth.
Zulu-gospel group performs for youth
Hundreds of students from Des Moines and Pleasant Hill schools attended a matinee performance of Grammy award-winning singers Lady Black Mambazo at Stephens Auditorium Feb. 28.The group, which combines Zulu and gospel music, found fame with an appearance on Paul Simon's Graceland album.
Student bridge-building contest March 5
Student teams from several states will compete in a steel bridge-building competition Saturday, March 5, in Hilton Coliseum. The public is invited to watch builders erect their one-tenth scale bridges. The competition is part of the American Society of Civil Engineers Midwest Regional Student Conference.
Students join forces for marketing campaign
Students from Iowa State and other universities and colleges will design a campaign to help credit unions promote membership and financial literacy among low-income Iowans. It's part of a marketing conference on campus March 3-4.
ISU scientist lauds genomics progress
The past decade has yielded new genomic tools for animal geneticists and breeders, thanks to significant developments in genomic mapping of farm animals, an Iowa State animal scientist said recently at the meeting of the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science.
Veishea town hall meeting March 7
ISU students faculty, staff and Ames officials are taking steps to improve community relations, following the November release of two Veishea reports. Activities include a March 7 "town hall" meeting.
In the news
'Lighten Up Iowa' promotes good health
Dr. Marc Shulman of ISU's Thielen Student Health Center has lost more than 90 pounds through "Lighten Up Iowa." The program is helping thousands of Iowans to lose weight by increasing activity and eating more healthfully.
The ISU men's basketball team overpowered Missouri, 67-49, on senior night.
Seven women's basketball players have been named to the First-Team Academic All-Big 12.
More academic honors
Four ISU wrestlers have been named to the First-Team Academic All-Big 12.