News header


Archive: March 2018


Plant Sciences Institute names nine faculty to second cohort

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

After reviewing dozens of applications, Iowa State University’s Plant Sciences Institute (PSI) has named nine faculty members to the second cohort of PSI Faculty Scholars. Faculty selected represent three of the university’s eight colleges – Agriculture and Life Sciences, Engineering, and Liberal Arts and Sciences. The PSI Scholars program identifies, supports and empowers talented Iowa…


Iowa State announces recipients of fall 2017 PIRS research seed grants

By Dana Wilson and Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

Four vastly different research projects — from tracking the economic rebound of smaller cities to understanding the role of trust in science communications — have been selected to receive funding in Iowa State University’s fall 2017 Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed (PIRS) Grant Program. PIRS supports the initial development of new interdisciplinary research with the potential…


Risk factors for youth violence should guide policy in response to mass shootings

By Angie Hunt, Iowa State University News Service

An international committee of experts on aggression and youth violence issued a report urging policymakers to consider the research before arming schoolteachers or implementing other measures in response to the latest school shootings. Two Iowa State researchers stress that multiple risk factors contribute to violent acts, but too often policymakers, media and the public focus on…


McGee-Wagner award will fund blood platelet disorders

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

An Iowa State University interdisciplinary research proposal to develop a rapid lab test that diagnoses blood platelet disorders and assesses the bleeding risk of patients has been awarded the 2017 McGee-Wagner Interdisciplinary Research Fund. Recipients are: Long Que, associate professor, electrical and computer engineering Dana LeVine, assistant professor, veterinary clinical sciences Xuefeng Wang, assistant professor,…


Barry award will advance breast cancer research efforts

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

Breast cancer patients with an especially virulent tumor subtype – called HER2+ — have poor prognosis for long-term survival. Iowa State University researcher Cathy Miller hopes to change that outlook, and now she has some extra funds to help accomplish her goal. Miller, associate professor and interim assistant dean for graduate studies and research training…