News 2013

Heindel Named Director of Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Project

AMES, IA - Ted Heindel has been appointed project director of Iowa NSF EPSCoR, a project aimed at building Iowa’s ...
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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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Bash Brings Artists to the Biorenewables Labs

Iowa State University Art and Design students and faculty gathered in the Biorenewables Research Laboratory (BRL) November 14 for the ...
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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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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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RFS Briefing Guides Nuanced Approach to Policy

Iowa NSF EPSCoR researchers held two congressional briefings on Capitol Hill entitled, “Through the Blend Wall or Not: Policy Options ...
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Iowa State Hosts Symposium on Sustainability

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to the 4th Annual Iowa State University Symposium on Sustainability.  The symposium will be ...
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S’More Smash-Up 2013: Art, Science, Biorenewable Material

Biorenewable Research Laboratory scientists explain biorenewable materials processes to art students during S'More Smash-Up, Jan. 24, 2013 in the Biorenewables ...
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Workshop Draws Thermochemical Commercialization Roadmap

Over 60 people attended an Iowa State University workshop to create a roadmap to commercialize thermochemical processing of biofuels and ...
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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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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Experts Share Biomass Crop Production Knowledge

Farmers, land managers, and others interested in biomass production attended the 3rd Annual Biomass Crop Production Workshop, Tuesday, March 19, ...
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Video: Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass to Drop-In Biofuels

Iowa NSF EPSCoR Bioenergy Platform Leader Robert C. Brown discusses the merits of thermochemical processing of biomass for the production ...
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Poster Competition Featured at Iowa NSF EPSCoR Annual All-Hands Meeting

A research-focused student poster competition will be held at the annual Iowa EPSCoR Annual All-Hands Meeting at the University of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Related Projects Presented at the Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

Undergraduate students presented research related to Iowa NSF EPSCoR projects at the Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression held ...
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Iowa State’s College of Design Honors Excellence

Iowa NSF EPSCoR co-PI and head of the FLARE Institute Chitra Rajan was honored by the College of Design April ...
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Energy Utilization Researcher Presented Twice at Solar 2013 Conference

Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Utilization researcher Ulrike Passe presented twice during the Solar 2013 conference April 16-20, 2013 in Baltimore, ...
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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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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 Wind Energy Researchers Present at IWEA Conference

Iowa NSF EPSCoR wind energy faculty presented at the Iowa Wind Energy Association's (IWEA) 6th Annual Conference March 25-27, 2013.  ...
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New Art Welcomed into BRL

Last year there was the sustainable chair, this year there is the algae crusted head; the student art displayed in ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Researcher Involved in Influential Climate Change Report

Gene Takle, Iowa NSF EPSCoR wind energy researcher and Climate Science Program director at Iowa State University, was involved in ...
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Community College Faculty Participate in Biofuels Workshop

Iowa NSF EPSCoR’s Broader Impacts hosted a Biofuels Workshop for Community College Faculty Friday, April 26 2013 at the Iowa ...
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Biofuel Workshop Materials

Archived Presentations Fermentation for Biobased Fuels and Products (PDF):  Dr. Larry Johnson, Director of Center for Crops Utilization Research and BioCentury ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Researchers Host Symposium on New Ways to Process Biofuels and Chemicals

On May 15-16, Iowa State University’s hybrid processing group of Zhiyou Wen, and Laura Jarboe, who are Iowa NSF EPSCoR ...
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Visit Highlights Renewable Energy Education for Community College Students

As part of Iowa NSF EPSCoR’s broader impacts efforts, community college and Iowa State University administrators spent a day learning ...
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Algal Greenhouse Up and Running

Iowa State University researchers held an open house for its unique Algal Production Greenhouse in May. The facility will study ...
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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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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Researchers Present Proposals to BIC Board

The Biobased Industry Center (BIC) board considered project proposals and updates from Iowa NSF EPSCoR Researchers during its April meeting ...
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CenUSA Bioenergy Borrows Interdisciplinary Idea for Workshops

Iowa NSF EPSCoR members Robert Brown, Jill Euken, and David Laird presented in CenUSA Bioenergy’s first ever intensive program on ...
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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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Interns Visit Interlock House to Learn About Energy Utilization

Iowa NSF EPSCoR undergraduate research interns broke away from their research projects for a day to experience firsthand the energy ...
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Ratner Receives First Iowa EPSCoR FLARE Leadership in Mentoring and Outreach Award

Albert Ratner, associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at the University of Iowa, and Iowa NSF EPSCoR researcher, received ...
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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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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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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 Brings Iowa EPSCoR Together

During the second Iowa EPSCoR Annual All-Hands Meeting, students and faculty gathered to celebrate the achievements of Iowa EPSCoR in ...
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Marc Peterson: Iowa NSF EPSCoR Welcomes New Financial Manager

Iowa NSF EPSCoR welcomes Marc Peterson as its new financial manager.  Marc comes from the Iowa State University’s food science ...
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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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Energy Policy Researchers Highlighted in EcoEngineers’ RIN Academy

On August 26, Iowa NSF EPSCoR energy policy platform leader, Bruce Babcock, and Iowa NSF EPSCoR energy policy researchers Tristan ...
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Making Iowa More Energy Efficient One School at a Time

Josh Meier’s interest in sustainability has led to more energy efficient schools in Tipton, Iowa. His work for the Tipton ...
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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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Workshop Fosters Interdisciplinary Dialogue on Infrastructure

The Workshop on Energy, Transportation, and Water Infrastructure: Policy and Social Perspectives was held July 17-19 at the Iowa State ...
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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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High Schoolers Return to Energy Efficient School

Columbus Community High School students, staff and faculty returning from summer vacation may notice a few new energy-saving tweaks in ...
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Institute Helps Teachers Teach about Iowa’s Energy Resources

During the second Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Institute, 16 teachers strengthened their understanding of energy and its significance in science, ...
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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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Biomass Conversion Researchers Headed to Chicago

More than 25 faculty, staff, and students from the ISU Bioeconomy Institute, including several Iowa NSF EPSCoR members are ready ...
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Touch and Tap to Learn about Interlock “Net Zero” Energy House

Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Utilization plank leader Ulrike Passe and her project team recently installed a new touchscreen system in ...
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Happiness is… Iowa NSF EPSCoR STEM Outreach at the Iowa State Fair

Iowa NSF EPSCoR helped heighten awareness of energy topics at this year’s Iowa State Fair. The project contributed to several ...
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Congressional Staffers Experience Iowa’s Research

The fifth annual “Biofuels: Science & Sustainability Tour” for congressional staffers stopped at the Iowa State University Sorenson Farm and ...
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Biorenewables Showcase Highlights Opportunities for Iowa State Faculty

Iowa State University faculty and graduate students brought their appetites and their curiosity to the ISU Bioeconomy Showcase Seminar and ...
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State Legislators Experience Renewable Energy Research Hands-On

Iowa NSF EPSCoR hosted two Iowa legislators in the 2nd Annual Legislators in the Lab program. Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, District ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Represented at Thermochemical Processing Conference

On September 3 at 7:30 a.m. a groggy group of some 25 Iowa State students and faculty boarded a bus ...
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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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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Researchers Present at National Wind Conference

Iowa NSF EPSCoR students and faculty attended and presented research at the North American Wind Energy Academy (NAWEA) at the ...
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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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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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Students Win American Science Idol

A team of Iowa NSF EPSCoR students consisting of Bernardo Del Campo, graduate student in mechanical engineering,  Suncica Jasarovic, senior ...
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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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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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Extreme Weather Symposium Highlights Economic Impact

The latest Forkenbrock Series on Public Policy from the University of Iowa’s Public Policy Center, “Adapting to Weather Extremes: the ...
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Student Presents Interlock House Research at LSMCE Conference

Esdras Murillo, former Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) student, Iowa NSF EPSCoR intern, and current Iowa State University junior ...
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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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Wind Energy Research Tour

Iowa NSF EPSCoR Part of Wind Energy Research Tour Research sponsored by Iowa NSF EPSCoR was featured in a tour ...
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