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Archive: May 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…


Scientists Use Light To Accelerate Supercurrents, Access Forbidden Light, Quantum Properties

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

Scientists are using light waves to accelerate supercurrents and access the unique properties of the quantum world, including forbidden light emissions that one day could be applied to high-speed, quantum computers, communications and other technologies. The scientists have seen unexpected things in supercurrents – electricity that moves through materials without resistance, usually at super cold…


Grant Will Help ISU Scientists Break New Ground In Gene Editing

By Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service

A new grant will help Iowa State University researchers develop innovative gene editing technology to better understand how human genetics affect susceptibility to disease. The four-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health allows Maura McGrail, an associate professor of genetics, development and cell biology and principal investigator, and her collaborators to continue their efforts…


Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Helps Iowa State University Advance Research Frontiers With New Imaging Technology

By Elaine Watkins-Miller, Iowa State University Foundation

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, has committed $492,088 to provide advanced microscopy technology that will aid Iowa State University researchers in their work to improve human and animal health and sustain the agricultural crop yields that feed the world. The Carver Trust’s support will help the university acquire a light-sheet fluorescence…


OVPR Launching COVID-19 Research Seed Grant Program

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) is currently accepting applications for a new research seed funding program dedicated to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Research Seed Grant program (CRSG) — designed to encourage faculty in all academic disciplines to apply their expertise to an aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic…


Iowa State University CSAFE Receives $20 Million Extension

Funding to Support Continued Advancements in Forensic Science, Data Access

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

Iowa State University’s Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) has received a five-year, $20 million cooperative agreement extension from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to continue its work building statistical foundations within the realm of forensic science. Since its inception in 2015, with an initial five-year NIST cooperative agreement…


Rao Will Serve as Interim Vice President for Research

By Rob Schweers, Iowa State University Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost

Senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert announced this week that Guru Rao will serve as interim vice president for research (VPR), effective July 1. Rao, who serves as associate VPR and professor in the Roy J. Carver department of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology (BBMB), will succeed Sarah Nusser, who announced last September her…