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07.16.2018

Sponsored funding gives Iowa State researchers and scholars opportunities to create, innovate

By Dana Wilson and Paula Van Brocklin

Iowa State University received its second-highest level of research funding in fiscal year 2018. Researchers landed $245.8 million from external sponsors to support groundbreaking research. Iowa State received $170.3 million in research support from federal agencies, including the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health. Research…

07.10.2018

Midwest Big Data Summer School reveals how big data can advance research efforts

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

The Midwest Big Data Summer School, held May 14-17 at Iowa State University, helped nearly 140 academic and industry researchers, graduate students and post-docs from nine states broaden their understanding of big data and its ability to advance their research interests. Iowa State has organized and hosted the event since 2016. “The summer school seeks…

07.09.2018

Iowa State’s I-Corps program seeks applicants for fall 2018 cohort

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research, and Julie Lelonek, Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations

Applications for Iowa State University’s third I-Corps cohort are being accepted now through Sept. 7. To be considered, teams should complete the online application. Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a review panel before the final cohort is selected. Key program dates for the fall 2018 semester are online. “Participating in I-Corps offers…

06.27.2018

Medical researchers, engineers look to nanovaccines to fight pancreatic cancer

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

A research team led by Iowa State’s Balaji Narasimhan, Distinguished Professor of chemical and biological engineering, and affiliated with the Nanovcaccine Institute based at Iowa State is studying nanovaccines for treating pancreatic cancer. There are no screening tests or early warning signs for the disease and so the cancer has often spread when it is…