Energy Utilization News

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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