Author: Kristin Clague

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Iowa State part of U.S. National Science Foundation newly established artificial intelligence research institute on cyberinfrastructure

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the establishment of 11 new NSF National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes, building on the first round of seven institutes funded in 2020. The combined investment of $220 million expands the reach of those institutes to include a total of 40 states and the District of Columbia. One of the 11 institutes, called the AI Institute for Intelligent Cyberinfrastructure with Computational Learning in the Environment (ICICLE), is led by The Ohio State University, with Iowa State Professor Hongwei Zhang of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering leading the edge wireless component of that project.

Baskar Ganapathysubramanian of Iowa State University stands next to some computing equipment.

$20 million federal grant launches AI institute for better crops, agricultural production

The researchers behind a new artificial intelligence institute say their work can accelerate the productivity and sustainability of agriculture. The National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture are supporting the researchers’ idea with a five-year, $20 million grant to establish an AI Institute for Resilient Agriculture based at Iowa State University.

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MSE student receives TMS Light Metals Division Scholarship

Jarrett Loseke, a sophomore in Iowa State University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has received the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Light Metals Division Scholarship. The scholarship is given to full-time undergraduate sophomores or juniors majoring in metallurgical and/or materials science and engineering with an emphasis on traditional and emerging light metals.

Hongwei Zhang standing on top of a building with blue sky behind him. There is hardware behind him for CyNet, an advanced wireless networking system that's a predecessor to the new ARA rural broadband project.

Iowa State University and partners receive major National Science Foundation research grant to drive innovation in rural broadband connectivity

The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program announces Iowa State University and its partners as the fourth testbed in a diverse portfolio of large-scale research platforms located throughout the United States. Designated as ARA: Wireless Living Lab for Smart and Connected Rural Communities, the new platform in central Iowa complements the technical specialties of earlier PAWR platforms, adding a focus on technologies for rural broadband connectivity.

Andrew Whiteman receives MSE departmental Outstanding Senior Award

MSE Outstanding Senior Award: In recognition of the most outstanding graduating senior as defined by the statement, “the graduate who, in 5 years, we would be most proud to call our graduate.” The student is expected to have high character, outstanding achievement in academics and activities and the promise of continuing these exemplary qualities as … Continue reading Andrew Whiteman receives MSE departmental Outstanding Senior Award

Jonathan Zaugg receives MSE departmental Student Leadership & Service Award

MSE Student Leadership & Service Award: In recognition of accomplishments as a leader in both the classroom and extracurricular activities, and for outstanding service to the MSE Department. Jonathan Zaugg, a senior in the Iowa State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) from Mitchellville, Iowa, is the spring 2021 recipient of the department’s … Continue reading Jonathan Zaugg receives MSE departmental Student Leadership & Service Award