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Administrators and Students Visit Tall Tower and Turbines

Two busses full of undergraduate agronomy and meteorology students joined Iowa NSF EPSCoR administrators for a tour of a wind ...
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Research Experience for Teachers Develops New Level of Learning

Iowa NSF EPSCoR partially funds research opportunities for many Iowa State University professors, including several who are a part of ...
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STEM Summer Camps Offer Fashion, Robots, and Potato Slime

Aiming to further engage kids in STEM, Iowa NSF EPSCoR helped stage twelve camps this summer, all of which are ...
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C6 BioFarm Curriculum Involves Teachers and Young Students

In today’s age of portable devices and applications, it is easy for kids to get distracted. Educators have adapted by ...
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Summer Academy Hosts Middle School Teachers

When Iowa schools are out of session educators use their time to learn more about the subject they teach. Partially ...
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Biorenewables Workshop Held for Elementary Teachers

On a white board in the front corner of a middle school science classroom a teacher has written, “Purpose: to ...
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Energy Institute Starting Dates Pushed Back

Teachers now have more time to sign up for an energy education workshop. The statewide, hybrid Teaching Education as a ...
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Seed Grant Project Informed by Microaggressions Paper, Presentations

Dr. Brian Burt, Iowa NSF EPSCoR Broader Impacts member and assistant professor in the Iowa State University School of Education, ...
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Teaching Materials for C6 BioFarm Go Live

A curriculum covering bioenergy and agriculture has been released by the C6 BioFarm team, led by former Iowa NSF EPSCoR ...
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New Graduate Course Connects Engineering to Society

Iowa NSF EPSCoR is helping fund a new graduate course at Iowa State University this spring. The course, “Broader Impacts ...
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C6 BioFarm App Debuts on iTunes

The C6 BioFarm game suite for iPad became available for free download September 9, 2015. The application, designed by a ...
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Camps Teach Under-Represented Kids about Alternative Energy

Summer camps for kids are in full swing at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). This year, Iowa NSF EPSCoR ...
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Teacher Workshops Lead STEM Pipeline Results

Boone Community School teacher Shelly Vanyo introduced renewable energy to the school’s curriculum, thanks in part to an Iowa NSF ...
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Annual Meeting Poster Competition Winners 2015

The Iowa NSF EPSCoR Annual All-Hands Meeting 2015 Poster Competition took place on July 28 at the Hotel, Kirkwood Community ...
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Program Provides Learning Opportunities for Teachers

Research Experience for Teachers (RET), a program sponsored by the Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC) gives high school teachers the ...
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Science Center of Iowa Hosts C6 BioFarm for Earth Day Celebration

Hundreds of children and adults learn about the human body, weather, chemistry, and many other scientific topics on a daily ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Extends STEM Festival Participation

Iowa NSF EPSCoR supported projects were display at the Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival, November 12 at the Five Sullivan ...
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Bioengineering Algae in the Classroom

Tucked away in a storage closet at Waterloo West High School is a student science project that has the potential ...
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Iowa Energy Education a Hit at National Summit

Increasing and improving education about energy is a key component of Iowa NSF EPSCoR’s broader impacts goals. Pat Higby, Iowa ...
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Iowa State Students Collaborate at C6 BioFarm Hackathon

Six students studiously stared at computers for eight hours October 4 during the C6 BioFarm Hackathon, which was held to ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Reaches Out to K-12 Math and Science Teachers

More than 500 Iowa math and science teachers gathered in Iowa State University’s Scheman Building for the 2014 Iowa Council ...
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Eastern Iowa Delivers at 2014 Summer Energy Institute

Reduce, renew, rebuild. Teachers from across the state recently participated in “The Three R’s of Energy Evolution,” the title of ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Represents at the Iowa State Fair

Food on a stick, the grandstand, livestock, and the Iowa State Fair Queen are what people typically think of at ...
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Teachers Learn about Bioeconomy to Give it Voice

Three Iowa middle school teachers were selected during the 2013 Summer Academy to attend additional professional development, called the Summer ...
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Middle School Teachers Learn about Biorenewables through Professional Development

A “biorenewable” is a resource from the biosphere that is limitless. However, how do you teach biorenewables to a large ...
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STEM Workshop Transforms Iowa Teachers Into Medical Detectives

This summer, a group of Iowa middle school teachers abandoned the books and became crime scene investigators, learning techniques and ...
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CEO Stresses STEM Workforce Development in Iowa

While educational institutions across the country put an emphasis on STEM instruction, one company CEO says there is more to ...
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Creating a Passion for STEM in Elementary Students

Reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic are often what people think of when elementary schools cross their mind. However, the Biorenewables Workshop ...
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Teaching Students about Carbon with C6

Have you ever wanted to learn something while you play a game? The C6 BioFarm team is creating a game ...
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Online Certificate, Master’s in Energy Systems Add to Engineering Options

The Iowa Board of Regents has recently approved a new Master’s of Engineering in Energy Systems.  The 10-course online or ...
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Second Graders Introduced to STEM at UI

Forty second grade students from Twain Elementary in Iowa City, their teachers, who are alumni of the University of Iowa, ...
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Quad Cities Students Learn about Engineering, Science

High school students in the Quad Cities Minority Partnership (QCMP) Math and Science Program learned more about engineering and science ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR takes part in LSAMP IINSPIRE Annual Conference

The Iowa Illinois Nebraska STEM Partnership for Innovation in Research & Education Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP-IINSPIRE) held ...
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Energy Research Intrigues Iowa Teachers at Conference

The theme of the first joint conference between the Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) and Iowa Science Teaching ...
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C6 Featured During Order of the Knoll Annual Dinner

Iowa Extension and Iowa NSF EPSCoR educational character, C6, and accompanying educational package were featured in a joint exhibit at ...
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Teachers Meet with Industry Leaders

About eighty elementary through high school science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) teachers as well as industry representatives gathered for ...
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Meet C6 the Superhero of Biorenewables!

Iowa NSF EPSCoR, CenUSA, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development have worked together to create an educational package ...
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Enriching Upward Bound’s Science Curriculum

During the six-week University of Iowa TRiO Upward Bound Summer Program, more than 40 low income and/or potential first-generation college ...
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Academy Provides Teachers Professional Development in Biorenewables

Did you know that teachers go to school?  This summer, 12 educators in multiple disciplines from various school districts in ...
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UNI Summer Camps Build Positive Connections to STEM

Thirty-three middle school students learned how to construct, design, and program Lego robots during Iowa NSF EPSCoR’s Introduction to Robotics ...
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Annual Meeting Poster Competition Winners 2014

"Out of an excellent show, it was just picking the aces," explained Iowa NSF EPSCoR Annual All-Hands Meeting 2014 Poster Competition ...
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Giving Elementary Teachers Confidence in Science

During the weeklong Biorenewables Workshop, a group of 21 elementary teachers from central Iowa improved their understanding of science topics ...
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Annual Meeting Poster Competition Winners 2013

The Iowa NSF EPSCoR Annual All-Hands Meeting 2013 Poster Competition took place on July 23, 2013. Students representing different colleges ...
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“BioChar-ology” Project Introduces Students to Research

Because of their passion for teaching students about biorenewable energy, Bernardo Del Campo and Jyahao Leong, both Iowa State University ...
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Black Girls Do Science at UI Inspires Early Interest in STEM

Dozens of minority girls were encouraged to take up an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields during ...
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UNI to Host Summer STEM Camps

Iowa kids interested in STEM will have their pick of camps at the University of Northern Iowa this year. These ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Presented at Iowa Academy of Science Meeting

The 125th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Academy of Science featured a symposium about the Iowa NSF EPSCoR Project.  Speakers ...
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Student Learning Community Tours Biorenewables Research Laboratory

The Iowa State University Leadership through Engineering Academic Diversity (LEAD) Learning Community participated in the “BRL Experience,” organized by Dr ...
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Summer STEM Institute Seeking Researchers to Share Their Stories

Iowa NSF EPSCoR is partnering with the University of Iowa Upward Bound Project this summer to hold a six week ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Funds Research Internship Opportunities

Iowa NSF EPSCoR researchers at Iowa State University, University of Iowa, and University of Northern Iowa will be hosting summer ...
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GETT Program Teaches Girls about Solar Power

Girls from Holmes and Peet Junior High Schools in Cedar Falls, IA attended Girls Exploring Trades & Technology (GETT) March ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Features STEM Efforts at Capitol

The science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education efforts of Iowa NSF EPSCoR were on display at the Iowa Capitol ...
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Upcoming Iowa Statewide STEM Summit

The Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council Statewide STEM Summit II will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 9 a.m ...
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C6 Popular at STEM Festival

The C6 freestanding figures and web-based game made a “hugely popular” appearance at the First Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival ...
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Science Teachers Become Students of Biorenewables

For three weeks this summer, ten middle school science teachers participated in a workshop at Iowa State University to learn ...
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Annual Meeting Poster Competition Winners 2012

The student poster competition of the All Hands Meeting met success with some 57 posters on display, all covering research ...
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Teaching the Teachers about Energy

Some 18 teachers from around Iowa attended a three-week workshop to boost their energy knowledge and improve energy education for ...
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