Three ISU students were among 10 college sophomores nationwide awarded fellowships through the Global Food Challenge for Emerging Leaders for Food Security program, created by Land O’Lakes, Inc. Addison Bidwell, agronomy, Leah Ellensohn, agronomy, and Megan Schnell, agricultural and biological systems, will work with agricultural experts and travel to Africa as part of the yearlong …Continue reading “Schnell awarded Global Food Challenge Fellowship”
Mixing maize with amaranth during storage can reduce weevil infestation by up to 75 per cent, scientists have found out. “Storing maize mixed with amaranth will reduce the interstitial space between kernels, overall void volume, and therefore, total oxygen available to weevils,” said Dr Carl Bern of Iowa State University, US. In addition to limiting …Continue reading “Bern: Kenya, World Unites to Fight Hunger After Harvest Losses”
Chisel plow components include a wide variety of sweeps, spikes and shovels. In the Midwest, 3- or 4-inch-wide twisted shovels and 2-inch wide straight points are common, says Mark Hanna, Iowa State University agricultural engineer. All chisel plow points loosen the soil, fracturing the ground mainly off to the sides of the tool, he says. …Continue reading “Hanna: Change chisel points to boost residue”
Some students get caught in the loop of needing experience to get experience, but the ISU BioBus program aims to break the cycle. The program creates biofuel for CyRide buses while providing a way for students to get valuable work experience.
Digital Lumens, the market leader in intelligent LED lighting systems, today announced the appointment of Steve Ronneberg as vice president of worldwide sales. Ronneberg joins Digital Lumens from Montreal-based Grass Valley, part of St. Louis-based Belden Inc., which delivers end-to-end television production and content distribution solutions to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of broadcast markets.
Plans for the 2015 Jason Awards banquet to be held Tuesday, Nov. 17, are continuing to unfold. The event will be held at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs. The reception will begin at 6 p.m., with the dinner and program to follow.
Jonathan Claussen applies carbon nanotube technology to a new propulsion system Collaborating with researchers at Brigham Young University and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Jonathan Claussen is taking a well-known propulsion technique to the nanoscale. The team has developed a system that uses hydrogen peroxide decomposition to propel small underwater vehicles. “Hydrogen peroxide propulsion has …Continue reading “Creating a power source for unmanned micro underwater vehicles”
IMSE assistant professor applies operations research to risk and decision analysis Twelve years ago, Cameron MacKenzie didn’t know much about the industrial engineering field. He was in Washington, D.C., working as a consultant in the areas of defense and homeland security for former Defense Secretary William Cohen. At the time, MacKenzie, who is now an …Continue reading “Cameron MacKenzie: Planning for large-scale disruptions”
There you were, inside the C6 virtual reality room at Iowa State University, surrounded on six sides by 100 million pixels and completely immersed in the sights and sounds of game day at Jack Trice Stadium. The band marched in I-S-U formation. The cheerleaders did flips.
Reading this sentence is impossible for 250 million children, according to the Pencils of Promise website. Pencils of Promise is working to decrease that number and has introduced an opportunity to Iowa State. The 3-on-3 street soccer tournament that took place at the basketball courts east of Beyer Hall is an event that was created by Pencils of Promise at ISU.