Julie Rursch, a new lecturer in the College of Engineering’s electrical and computer engineering department, is interested in solving some of emergency management’s knottiest problems. Her goal: answer the question “What happens to infrastructure systems when a disaster occurs?” As part of her pursuit of a PhD in computer engineering at Iowa State this year, …Continue reading “Rursch: improving emergency response and cyber security”
Helping shift the United States to an agricultural-based economy has taken a life of its own at Iowa State University Extension’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS). Since 2002, students, faculty, and staff have been working to develop the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred program, which was implemented to promote the increased purchase and use of biobased products.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now making it easier for consumers to identify biobased products with the launch of the BioPreferred labeling program. Under the new voluntary program, manufacturers and vendors can, after obtaining certification from USDA, market their certified biobased product using the “USDA Certified Biobased Product” label. The seal will contain …Continue reading “CIRAS assists USDA with new biobased product label program”