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Archive: June 2020

07.31.2020 Featured Article

OVPR Announces 2020 PIRI Grant Recipients

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

The Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research has announced two awardees for the 2020 Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (PIRI), distributing a total of $1.2 million in institutional funding to advance progress in the methodology behind STEM education and the development of personal protective equipment. Established in 2012 and sponsored by the Office of…

07.29.2020

Work proceeds on innovative approach to coronavirus testing at Iowa State

By Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service

Scientists at Iowa State University are taking steps toward perfecting an innovative testing platform that could allow for the detection of the virus that causes COVID-19 without a medical laboratory. Engineers are designing the platform to resemble a mobile phone, which would make the technology more transportable and versatile than the most widely used testing…

07.22.2020

Grant to help scientists, industry, and farmers harness biomass and manure to fuel farms

By Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service

A new federal grant will allow a research team led by Iowa State University, Penn State and Roeslein Alternative Energy to develop new methods of turning biomass and manure into fuel. The five-year, $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture will power the Consortium for Cultivating Human and…

07.13.2020

Iowa State Receives $253 Million In External Research Funding In FY2020

University Establishes New Benchmark in Federal Research Funding at $186 Million

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

Iowa State University received $253 million in external sponsored research funding, including a new record of $186 million in federal research funding, for the 2020 fiscal year that ended June 30, 2020. Sponsored research funding accounted for a little more than one half of the $494.7 million in total external funding the university attracted during…

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…

07.06.2020

OVPR Welcomes 29 Faculty to Research Collaboration Catalysts 2020-2021 Cohort

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

Twenty-nine faculty members will participate in the Research Collaboration Catalysts 2020-2021 cohort, designed to train the next generation of research team leaders. The Research Collaboration Catalysts program is based on Team Science principles. Using evidence-based training, tools, and resources, participating Iowa State faculty will develop strong leadership skills and learn how to manage challenges that…

07.03.2020

10 Iowa State Researchers Receive NSF CAREER Awards

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

Ten Iowa State University researchers were selected to receive Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation during the 2020 fiscal year, ending June 30, 2020. This is the largest number of Iowa State CAREER award recipients in the past five years. Considered to be the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) most…