News 2015

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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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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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Projects Featured at Wind Energy Symposium

As graduate students slipped into the few remaining seats in a packed room, Iowa State University Senior Vice President and ...
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Design College Faculty Visit BioCentury Research Farm

Five faculty from the Iowa State College of Design visited the Iowa State BioCentury Research farm this October as part ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Related Students Featured in #Paris2015 Panel

Five Iowa State students joined a representative from the United Nations Foundation (UN) on stage at the Memorial Union to ...
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Iowa Legislators Learn About Bioenergy Research

Iowa NSF EPSCoR, the Bioeconomy Institute, and bioenergy were on the agenda for a legislative briefing held at Iowa State ...
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UI Faculty Member Wins $300,000 NSF Grant

Hongtao Ding, a University of Iowa (UI) assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and Iowa NSF EPSCoR wind energy ...
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Energy Policy Seminars Feature Nationally Renowned Speakers

The Iowa NSF EPSCoR energy policy platform’s seminar series featured seven respected and nationally renowned speakers this year. The energy ...
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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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Seminar Explains Need for High Performance Computing in Climate Modeling

Glenn Luecke, director of High Performance Computing (HPC) Education at Iowa State, recently invited Gene Takle, director of the Iowa ...
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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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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Economist Advances Research in Consumer Demand for Ethanol

Have you ever seen or used E-85 gasoline at the pump? If so, Sebastien Pouliot and his research team want ...
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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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Shan He Recognized with Broader Impacts Award

Shan He, post-graduate researcher in architecture and Iowa NSF EPSCoR researcher, received the Broader Impacts Leadership in Mentoring and Outreach ...
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Student-Professor Duo Research Wind Energy Complication

Renee Walton, a recent graduate with her masters in meteorology, has been working alongside Dr. Gene Takle, a professor in ...
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Research Takes Interlock House to a New Benchmark in Sustainability

The community lab Interlock House on Lake Rathbun provides a location for Iowa NSF EPSCoR researchers to find more effective ...
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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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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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National Renewable Fuel Standard Panel Features Iowa NSF EPSCoR Researcher

Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Policy Researcher Bruce Babcock was invited to speak at a panel discussion on the future of ...
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ARTi Places Among Finalists in Clean Energy Competition

ARTi competed with 13 other cleantech startup company finalists in the Fifth Annual Clean Energy Trust Competition on April 14 ...
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Honey Creek Hosts Junior Scientists Experience at the Interlock House

This summer, Iowa NSF EPSCoR building energy efficiency researchers will come to Honey Creek and organize family-friendly activities for the ...
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EPSCoR Sponsored Workshop Provides Solutions for Biorefineries

Iowa NSF EPSCoR bioenergy researcher Mark Mba-Wright brought together experts in biomass processing facilities to the Energy Manufacturing Workshop 2015 ...
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Imagine Energy Traveler Seeks Volunteers as it Crosses Iowa

The Imagine Energy Traveler mobile demonstration platform will be rolling across Iowa this summer to demonstrate energy efficient and renewable ...
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Students in New Course Give Final Presentations

During dead week, the week before final exams, students across Iowa State University often give presentations to highlight the projects ...
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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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Ceramic Work Named Best-in-Show at Biorenewables Art Competition

A set of ceramic “fuel containers” by Heather Whittlesey was named “best in show” for the 2015 Biorenewables Art Competition, ...
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Berkeley Bioeconomy Conference and Iowa NSF EPSCoR Consider Energy Policy Future

Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Policy platform leader Bruce Babcock supported and co-sponsored the Eighth Annual Berkeley Bioeconomy Conference, held April ...
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Former 2014 Summer Intern Presents Research at the Iowa Capitol

Reem Alkhalil, former 2014 EPSCoR-supported summer research intern, presented research at the Iowa Capitol started during her internship. Alkhalil was ...
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New Wind Student Organization Sparks Increased News Coverage for Wind Energy Research

Iowa NSF EPSCoR wind energy platform member, Gene Takle, garnered statewide interest in his research on how turbines affect field ...
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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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FAQ about Iowa NSF EPSCoR research

Curious about the research platforms of Iowa NSF EPSCoR? Check out these frequently asked questions! ...
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Energy Utilization Platform Supported Student Poster Earns Second in National STEM Conference

Iowa NSF EPSCoR supported student, Esdras Murillo, placed second in the student poster competition at the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) ...
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Energy Reduction Case Study Receives Landmark Award

A community outreach research program run by Iowa NSF EPSCoR energy utilization researchers Jack Yates, a professor of psychology, and ...
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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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