News 2014

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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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Shares its Story with Legislators

Researchers from University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, and Iowa State University met with a group of legislators Jan ...
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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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Sundararajan Named Iowa NSF EPSCoR Broader Impacts Leader

AMES, IA – Sriram Sundararajan has been announced as the new Broader Impacts (BI) platform leader for the National Science ...
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Watershed Workshop Considers Perennial Bioenergy Crops

Iowa NSF EPSCoR co-sponsored “Enhancing Mississippi Watershed Ecosystems with Perennial Bioenergy Crops,” a workshop held concurrently with the fall meeting ...
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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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Student Work Shows Well at Wind Power Conference

The 7th Annual Iowa Wind Power Conference, hosted by the Iowa Wind Energy Association (IWEA), featured and honored work from ...
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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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Multicultural Learning Community Explores Biorenewables

Nineteen curious undergraduates gathered with five peer mentors in the lobby of the Biorenewables Research Laboratory (BRL) at Iowa State ...
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Science Fair Students Get Boost From Iowa NSF EPSCoR

Iowa NSF EPSCoR affiliated mechanical engineering graduate student from Iowa State, Bernardo del Campo, meandered through the crowd at the ...
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Undergraduates Present Iowa NSF EPSCoR Research at Iowa Capitol

Two undergraduates earned an opportunity to display research at the Iowa Capitol related to Iowa NSF EPSCoR building science research ...
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Art Competition Reception Brings Research Areas Together

If you visit Iowa State’s Biorenewables Research Laboratory (BRL) you may be surprised by the quality and quantity of art ...
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Student Travels to Japan to Help Build High-Pressure Pyrolysis Instrument

One seminar presentation changed the life of Kaige Wang, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering and biorenewable resources and technology ...
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Undergraduate Adds Architectural Perspective to Building Comfort Conference

A senior in architecture at Iowa State University, Isabelle Leysens, recently presented Iowa NSF EPSCoR funded research at an international ...
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Solar House Contributes to Energy Education

Shan He, architecture research associate, would like people outside of Iowa NSF EPSCoR to know what is going on at ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Researcher to Evaluate “Passivhaus” Schools in England

Andrea Wheeler, assistant professor of architecture at Iowa State, has an eight week fellowship in Bath, England, to determine if ...
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Visiting Student Collaborates on Bioenergy Research

Carlos Aizpurua, a graduate student from North Carolina State University, is visiting Iowa State University to work with Mark Mba-Wright’s research ...
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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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International High School Students Learn About Bioenergy

Iowa State’s Biorenewables Research Laboratory was nearly the first stop in the United States for students in the Global Youth ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Annual Meeting Poster Competition Winners Announced

"Out of an excellent show, it was just picking the aces," explained Iowa NSF EPSCoR Annual All-Hands Meeting Poster Competition judge ...
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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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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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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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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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Elementary Students Shake Summer Slump with Science

Hot and Cold curriculum materials are now online. Some 23 sweaty but excited third and fourth graders rushed into Shan ...
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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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Passe Receives Broader Impacts Award

Ulrike Passe, associate professor of architecture at Iowa State University and Iowa NSF EPSCoR researcher, received the Iowa EPSCoR Broader ...
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Annual Meeting 2014 Networking Session

On Monday afternoon, July 21st, Iowa NSF EPSCoR researchers collaborated with one another about potential research projects.T hree seed grant ...
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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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UI Diversity Workshop Sees Nationwide Participation

The University of Arizona, U.S. Army Research Office, Tennessee State University and NASA were just a few of the institutions ...
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Government Officials Take Biofuels Tour

A group of about twenty young governmental aides squinted in the sunshine and stared up at the giant grasses surrounding ...
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Korean Researchers Intrigued by Mission of EPSCoR

Iowa NSF EPSCoR believes in engaging in broader impacts when opportunities arise, and that is part of the reason why ...
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Summer Pre-Engineering Camp Attendance Booms Under New Infrastructure

For six weeks, University of Iowa engineering classrooms became robot battlegrounds and obstacle courses for nearly 130 kids participating in ...
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WindSTEP: Pilot Camp Takes Off in Iowa City

A new Iowa NSF EPSCoR summer day camp, modeled after a retired National Science Foundation program, was introduced to the ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Collaborates with CenUSA Bioenergy

Superhero C6, biochar, and Iowa State Professor of mechanical engineering Robert Brown. What do these three things have in common? ...
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Passe Receives Broader Impacts Award

Ulrike Passe, associate professor of architecture at Iowa State University and Iowa NSF EPSCoR researcher, received the Iowa EPSCoR Broader ...
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Workshop Focuses on Hybrid Processing of Biomass

Denver, Colorado, is known to some as the home of the Denver Broncos, Rocky mountains, and micro-breweries, but for two days ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Pilots Phase Two of Messaging Workshop

After the 2014 Iowa NSF EPSCoR Annual All-Hands 2014 meeting, some Iowa NSF EPSCoR faculty and administrators stuck around Iowa ...
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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 EPSCoR Researchers Learn About Broader Impacts

The National Science Foundation reviews each research proposal with two criteria in mind – what is the intellectual merit of ...
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Central Iowa Grand Opening of Imagine Energy Traveler Set for Science Center of Iowa

The Imagine Energy Traveler, a renewable energy demonstration platform funded by Iowa NSF EPSCoR and outfitted by Van Meter Inc ...
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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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Symposium Explores Renewable Energy

A two-day symposium at the University of Iowa explored a wide range of renewable energy topics. “Meeting the Renewable Energy ...
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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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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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RIN Academy 2014 Educates a Broad Audience

What are RINs and what do they have to do with fuel policy? Iowa NSF EPSCoR bioenergy platform leader, Robert ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Research Shines at Thermochemical Conference

Many Iowa NSF EPSCoR students and researchers reached an international audience for their work at TCS2014: Symposium on Thermal and ...
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Interlock House Featured on National Solar Tour

The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) 19th Annual National Solar Tour made a stop in Iowa this year at the ...
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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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Biorenewables Bash Invites Art and Design Students to Biorenewables Lab

Iowa State students enrolled in Art and Visual Culture courses had the opportunity to meet with scientists, researchers, and students ...
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