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Aiming for biorenewable breakthroughs

Professor Brent Shanks talks about the work that will occur in the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals, based at Iowa State and funded by an $18.5 million National Science Foundation grant.

Details on the new center.

Addicted. Study shows 1 in 10 youths addicted to video games (April 20, 2009)
Recycling sights and sounds Recycling is an interactive art form in the College of Design (March 16, 2009)
Star studies. Astronomer to study stars with data from NASA's Kepler mission (Feb. 6, 2009)
Reunited. Anthropologist helps reunite baby chimp with Mom. (Feb. 4, 2009)
Sunny home. Students build solar house for interational competition. (Feb. 3, 2009)
Remembering student soldiers. Student soldiers who died in combat duty are memorialized in Gold Star Hall. (Nov. 11, 2008)
On the election. Political scientists Steffen Schmidt and Dianne Bystrom discuss the historic election. (Oct. 29, 2008)
Biorenewables work. Professor Brent Shanks discusses the work of the new biorenewable chemicals center. (Sept. 5, 2008)
Irradiating vegetables. Professor Dennis Olson demonstrates irradiation of vegetables to eliminate e. coli. (Aug. 22, 2008)
Katrina artist. After losing everything in Katrina, Michael Stanley turns anger into art with a purpose at Iowa State. (Aug. 14, 2008)
Speedy suit. Professor Rick Sharp helped design a new Speedo suit worn by many swimmers in Beijing. (Aug. 8, 2008)
Fair babies. ISU manages a popular state fair spot, where visitors can watch live animal births. (Aug. 7, 2008)
Nice ride. Perfect weather and a carillon serenade welcomed thousands of bicyclists to ISU. (July 22, 2008)
Race ready. ISU solar car team ready for July 22 cross country race. (July 11, 2008)