News 2016

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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2015 Leadership in Outreach and Mentoring Award Winners Announced

On behalf of Iowa NSF EPSCoR, Broader Impacts platform leader Sriram Sundararajan was pleased to announce the winners of the ...
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Murillo Wins IINSPIRE-LSAMP Poster Competition

Esdras Murillo, an EPSCoR-supported senior studying electrical engineering at Iowa State University, won the research poster competition at the Iowa ...
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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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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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Iowa Governor Signs Renewable Chemical Tax Credit Bill

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has signed a tax credit bill aimed at accelerating development of biorenewable chemicals in the state ...
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Video Wins 2016 Biorenewables Art Competition

A video by Skyler Knutzen, an Iowa State University student, was named best-in-show at the seventh annual Biorenewables Art Competition ...
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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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Broader Impacts Leader Talks Diversity, STEM on Iowa Public Radio

Iowa NSF EPSCoR Broader Impacts Leader Sriram Sundararajan recently appeared on Iowa Public Radio’s “River to River” program. Sundararajan was ...
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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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Broader Impacts Course Ends with Applied Final Projects

An Iowa NSF EPSCoR-funded course, “Broader Impacts of Engineering on Society” taught by Broader Impacts platform leader Sriram Sundararajan, ended ...
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Open-Source Code Developed to Simulate Biomass Thermochemical Conversion

Iowa NSF EPSCoR bioenergy researcher and Iowa State University mechanical engineering professor Song-Charng Kong has developed an open-source computer code ...
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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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Symposium Held to Discuss the Future of Iowa’s Drinking Water

Imagine a world in 2116 where water supply is plentiful, safe, and old pipes are replaced. There is strong oversight ...
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Energy Policy Platform Wraps its Seminars and Workshop Series

The Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Policy platform held a series of seminars and workshops at Iowa State University which started ...
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Knowledge on Tap Series Brings Science Café to Brewery

Iowa State University mechanical engineering graduate student Allison Cargill stood next to the bar and smiled as she watched a ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Twitter is Performing Well, According to a May 2016 Analysis

Out of the 26 existing EPSCoR Twitter accounts, Iowa NSF EPSCoR ranks third in amount of followers with a total ...
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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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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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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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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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Annual Meeting Poster Competition Winners 2016

The Iowa NSF EPSCoR Annual All-Hands Meeting 2016 Poster Competition took place on July 25 at the Hotel, Kirkwood Community ...
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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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Research Experience for Undergraduates Teaches Beyond the Lab

Iowa NSF EPSCoR, along with the Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC), presented a summer opportunity for undergraduates to learn through lab-based projects ...
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Stanford Grant Allows Study of Carbon Negative Energy

The mission of the Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) at Stanford University is  to research energy technologies that will ...
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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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Researchers Garner Grant to Study Innovative Biofuels Production Technology

A team of researchers from Iowa State University’s Bioeconomy Institute that includes Iowa NSF EPSCoR bioenergy researchers are investigating a ...
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Black & Brown Male Empowerment Symposium

Iowa NSF EPSCoR supports the Black & Brown Male Empowerment Symposium through Broader Impacts Leader Sriram Sundararajan. The symposium will ...
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Sustainable Cities Project Earns Presidential Research Awards

A three-year, $375,000 project on data-driven decision making for sustainable cities has now earned two awards from the Presidential Initiative ...
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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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