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Iowa State design researcher teams with Mayo Clinic

Debra Satterfield, an associate professor of art and design, is teaming up with the Mayo Clinic to transform her personal experiences with health care environments and information into more satisfying interactions for others. Satterfield, who researches how experiences are created through the design of environments and information, will examine how design variables influence the decision-making process of patients using medical decision aids.

News release.

UI and ISU establish shared DNA sequencing instrumentation

Iowa State University and the University of Iowa have each purchased a state-of-the-art DNA sequencer that will advance genetic research on both campuses. The two sequencers -- each with different capabilities -- can be used by researchers from either university. The instruments are expected to benefit research in the agricultural and medical sciences.

News release.

Bernard named interim dean of Iowa State University College of Engineering

James Bernard, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Engineering and a 25-year member of the Iowa State University mechanical engineering faculty, has been named interim dean of the College of Engineering effective Sept. 1.

News release.

Iowa State's external funding hits $274 million in fiscal year 2008

Iowa State University attracted $274 million in grants, contracts and cooperative agreements during the fiscal year that ended June 30, an increase of $2.2 million over the previous year.

News release.

Iowa State solar car finishes 2,400-mile race in eighth place

Sol Invictus, Iowa State University's solar race car completed the 2,400-mile North American Solar Challenge Tuesday afternoon in eighth place overall with a time of 91 hours and 12 minutes.

News release.

Two Iowa State faculty to be named American Statistical Association fellows

Two members of Iowa State's statistics faculty, Dan Nettleton and Yongzhao Shao, will be named fellows of the American Statistical Association in August at the organization's annual meeting in Denver.

News release.

Fair exhibit

Fill 'er up

State fair exhibit explores ISU's history of fueling the future.

See story.

Visions magazine

Change the world

The summer 2008 issue of VISIONS magazine features alumni, faculty, staff and students who are making a difference and 150 years of Iowa State contributions.

See story.

In the news

Bioplastic plant pots

The Guardian, UK

ISU researchers are using proteins from corn and soy plants to make bioplastic plant pots that supply nutrients to the plants as they break down.

See story.

Better buffer than levees

Christian Science Monitor

Rather than continue spending massive amounts of government money on haphazard cleanup efforts after disasters, that hit the Midwest and Louisiana, ISU political science professor Steffen Schmidt argues let's take some realistic measures.

See his op-ed