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Drones Could Help Develop More Efficient Wind Turbines

Two Iowa NSF EPSCoR interns are pushing wind turbine research into new territory with an unlikely tool: drones. Roman Doyle ...
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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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Workshop Trains Professionals in Building Enclosures

A weeklong Building Enclosure and Commissioning (BECx) Train the Trainer workshop was recently held at Iowa State University. The workshop ...
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New Wind Tunnel Supports More Accurate Models of Wind

A new wind tunnel, funded by Iowa NSF EPSCoR, is supporting wind energy research at the University of Iowa (UI) ...
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Students Support Professor and Each Other Through Research Group

How can research groups in higher education develop competence and community? A group of researchers from Iowa State University is ...
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Researchers Ask Iowans About Using Land For Wind Energy

What are the issues and hesitations land owners and members of the public have about installing transmission lines and wind ...
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Data Rolls in for Energy Consumption Project

After three years of studying the adoption of energy efficient behaviors in three small towns in Iowa, researchers at the ...
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Researchers Use Imaging Technology to Improve Sustainability

Researchers are finding clues about plant life in watersheds and floodplains across the state by capturing images of light beyond ...
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Former EPSCoR Student Continues Work with NSF

An inclusive attitude toward scientific research and concern for community impact led an Iowa NSF EPSCoR wind energy researcher to ...
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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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Biorenewables Policy Courses Intrigue Students From Across Campus

The deliberation of a graduate class on law has synergized with the practicality of an engineering class in two courses ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Seed Grant Draws Attention to Underrepresented Voices

How do high-achieving black male engineers survive graduate school? Brian Burt, Ph.D., new assistant professor at the Iowa State University ...
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New Courses in Biorenewables Leverage Iowa NSF EPSCoR

The Biorenewable Resources and Technology (BRT) Program at Iowa State University is growing with the help of Iowa NSF EPSCoR ...
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Cross-Institutional Researchers Network on Common Ground

Nothing speaks better to researchers than funding, and at the Iowa NSF EPSCoR Annual All-Hands Meeting, there was money on ...
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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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Biorenewables Policy Courses Intrigue Students From Across Campus

The deliberation of a graduate class on law has synergized with the practicality of an engineering class in two courses ...
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Fundamental Research May Yield Better Wind Turbines

A team of Iowa NSF EPSCoR researchers has made new insights into fundamental aerodynamics that may lead to more efficient ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Project Links Meteorological, Wind Turbine Data

Please click this link for the Biorenewables Showcase article. University of Iowa wind researchers have added sensors to a 350-ft ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Collaborates with Community College

This November Catherine DeLong, Master’s student in Agronomy at Iowa State University, visited the Outdoor Learning Lab of Northeast Iowa ...
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Conversation on Diversity in Faculty Hiring Reaches New Campuses

What are the barriers to the advancement of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM disciplines?  Which of our academic cultures, ...
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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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Videos Educate about Heat Transfer in Building Design and Energy Efficiency

A new series of online videos helps teach high school physics students about using the sun’s rays and the wind to ...
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Adding Wind to the National Energy Equation

In recent years, Americans have begun to understand the need for clean energy. With wind farms popping up across the ...
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Workshops and Seminars Unite Engineering, Economics, and Energy Policy

Over the past year, the Iowa NSF EPSCoR energy policy platform brought engineers and economists together through a vibrant series ...
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Energy Policy Workshops Spark Interdisciplinary Collaborations

When John Beghin, professor of economics at Iowa State University, agreed to co-present at an interdisciplinary Request for Proposals (RFP) ...
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Researchers Discover Wind Turbines Change Microclimates

By Sarani Rangarajan, Robert Mills, and Sara Parks Over the past two years, Gene Takle and his team have been ...
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Broader Impacts: St. Augustin Middle School Students Experiment with Biochar

For Berni Del Campo, Iowa State University doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering and biofuels, volunteering to share the broader impacts ...
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Community Energy Study Starts with Focus Group

This past summer, Mary Losch, professor of psychology and assistant director at the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Social ...
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The Diversity of Agriculture

A field of crops to a farmer is a way of life, to an economist it is a good investment, ...
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CSI Cedar Falls

Food safety, biofuels and a murder mystery – those are just some of the topics that middle school and high ...
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Lowering Energy Costs for Schools

Two members of the Iowa NSF EPSCoR energy utilization platform, Craig Just and Melissa Ward, are working with Columbus Community ...
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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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Legislators in Lab

Three Iowa state legislators spent a day and a half learning about biorenewables research in July 2012 as part of ...
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Workshop Examines Renewable Fuel Standard Policy

The Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) mandates volumes biofuels that are to be produced in the U.S. It is becoming apparent, ...
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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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Taking the Uncertainty Out of Wind Energy

Familiarity with the wind is a universal experience that transcends language, location, and time itself. Everyone has felt the joy ...
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