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03.12.2020

Iowa State University Research Day 2020 Canceled Due to COVID-19

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

Iowa State University’s fourth annual Research Day has been canceled as part of an ongoing university-wide effort to prepare for and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Earlier this week, university leadership announced a recommendation to postpone or cancel large events scheduled to take place on campus between March 23 and April 3. This includes Research Day, which typically…

01.07.2020

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust supports Iowa State University program for K-12 teachers

By Elaine Watkins-Miller, Iowa State University Foundation

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, has committed $253,248 to support Iowa State University’s Research Experiences for Teachers program. The program, which provides middle and high school teachers hands-on research experiences with career scientists at Iowa State in the summer, will expand to include professional development during the academic year. “The Roy…

12.24.2019

Iowa State University Research Day 2020: Packed With Both New and Familiar Activities

Event Registration Now Open

By Paula Van Brocklin, Iowa State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Iowa State University Research Day 2020 is slated for March 25, and if you have attended or presented at past Research Day events, you’ll find all the familiar activities you’ve come to expect and enjoy. Additionally, the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is featuring new and enhanced ways for campus researchers and…

12.04.2019

National Academy of Inventors recognizes Iowa State’s Narasimhan, Rao

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

The National Academy of Inventors is adding Iowa State University’s Balaji Narasimhan and Guru Rao to its roster of academy fellows. The academy announced today it is recognizing Narasimhan – an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering, the Vlasta Klima Balloun Faculty Chair and the director of Iowa State’s Nanovaccine Institute – and Rao – an associate vice president for research –…

11.26.2019

AAAS recognizes six researchers for distinguished work advancing science

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

The world’s largest general scientific society is recognizing six Iowa State researchers for their “scientifically or socially distinguished” work in biological sciences, chemistry, engineering and agriculture. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) today announced this year’s class of 443 fellows, including these six from Iowa State: William Beavis, professor and the G.F. Sprague Chair…

11.22.2019

Iowa State University Professor Honored for Research Leadership

By Brian Meyer, Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The senior associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has been honored for his leadership in promoting national research initiatives. Joe Colletti, who also serves as associate director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, was presented the Excellence in Leadership national award by the Experiment…

11.19.2019

Science Comedian Brian Malow to Keynote 2020 Iowa State University Research Day

By Caitlin Ware, Office of the Vice President for Research

Back for its fourth year, Iowa State University’s annual Research Day event will once again welcome researchers and scholars to collaborate across disciplines and celebrate institution discoveries, but this time with a touch of humor. Slated for March 25, 2020, the yearly on-campus opportunity for networking and idea-sharing — hosted by the Office of the…

11.19.2019

Gov. Kim Reynolds proclaims November 2019 Iowa One Health Month

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Office of the Vice President for Research

On Friday, Nov. 15, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation declaring November 2019 Iowa One Health Month. The purpose of the proclamation is to support, strengthen and expand One Health-related efforts in Iowa and to increase awareness of One Health principles to improve human health, veterinary health, agriculture and land stewardship. One Health is defined…