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07.08.2020

Research Explores How Youth Are Excluded From Public Spaces, Design Practices

By Chelsea Davis, Iowa State University News Service

America’s youth have historically been excluded from using public spaces how they want, in addition to being left out of design discussions. Including them in this process will have long-term societal benefits, according to an Iowa State University researcher. A recently published book about youth-inclusive design practices in cities includes research by Ben Shirtcliff, associate professor of landscape…

07.01.2020

COVID-19 Seed Grants Awarded to 7 ISU Research Projects

By Caitlin Ware, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iowa State University’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has selected seven high-impact projects to receive institutional funding through a new seed program dedicated to addressing the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Established by the OVPR in late May 2020, the COVID-19 Research Seed Grant program (CRSG) was created…

06.17.2020

Chemists Developing Paper-Strip Urine Test For At-Home/Office/Clinic COVID-19 Evaluation

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

Chemists at Iowa State University are developing a paper-strip urine test to detect infection by the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. It’s a little like a home pregnancy test, said Robbyn Anand, an Iowa State assistant professor of chemistry and leader of the project. But it’s also a little more complicated than a pregnancy test. The test is…

05.31.2020

2020 Bridging the Divide Grant to Fund Incarceration Research

Iowa State Researchers Seek to Understand Relationship Between Institutionalized Populations and Nature

By Caitlin Ware, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

A team of Iowa State University researchers has been selected to receive funding from the third round of the Bridging the Divide seed grant program to investigate the impact nature can have on human well-being in institutionalized settings. The Bridging the Divide seed grant aims to holistically address problems by fostering collaboration among researchers in…

05.05.2020

OVPR Holds Virtual COVID-19 Research Networking Events

By Caitlin Ware, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

Iowa State University’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), in cooperation with the colleges across campus, recently hosted a series of virtual networking events to explore collaborative, interdisciplinary research opportunities addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. The networking sessions — held via Zoom on April 28 and April 30 — welcomed more than 80 Iowa…

04.16.2020

Iowa State University Scientists Developing Portable Viral Tests For Future Pandemics

By Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service

Iowa State University scientists are working with a multi-institutional research group to develop an innovative viral testing platform that could function inexpensively in rural areas. The research has the potential to address the current pandemic and could make a big difference if similar viral outbreaks occur in the years ahead. Marit Nilsen-Hamilton, a professor of biochemistry,…

04.15.2020

OVPR Hosting Virtual COVID-19 Research Networking Event

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

While the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected the professional and personal lives of many, it is also an opportunity for Iowa State University to positively impact Iowa, the nation, and the world. Collaborating with the colleges across campus, the Office of the Vice President for Research is facilitating a virtual networking event to explore interdisciplinary…

04.08.2020

ISU-UI Collaboration Accelerates Testing of COVID-19 Samples

By Angie Hunt, Iowa State University News Service

In response to the rapid spread of COVID-19, Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is helping expand testing capacity to expedite test results at the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa. The collaboration between the two labs has significantly increased the hygienic lab’s ability to run more tests simultaneously. Rodger Main, director of operations for…