Darrin Rahn ('12 ag bus) will be returning to campus in July 2017 for the George Washington Carver Internship program and to be featured in the CALS diversity video.
Message to CALS Faculty and staff on behalf of Todd Vens:
Transitioning CALS from Blackboard to Canvas
- Most courses will still use Blackboard this fall
- A select group of early adopters will use Canvas this fall
- All spring 2018 courses must use Canvas
- Access to Blackboard for most users will end December 22
The Transition Process
David Swenson, associate scientist, answered questions from Donnelle Eller, Des Moines Register, about Iowa’s labor supply and what that means for future growth.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, discussed the farm financial situation with the Iowa AgSTATE Group based on his analysis of farm level data from the Iowa Farm Business Association June 16, 2017.
The 72nd Annual Ag Credit School jointly organized by ISU Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Bankers Association was successfully conducted June 12-16 in Ames.
Wallace Huffman, professor, organized a session entitled, “Investments in Public and Private R&D and Contributions to Technology Development and Agricultural Productivity,” at the 2017 International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR).
Iowa Swine Day will be held again this year, on June 29th at the Scheman Building.
What is new this year is that faculty can attend at no cost – IF you register on or before June 17th.
Internet Economy Research Fellowship (multiple positions available)
Application deadline: July 12, 2017
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, presented on consolidation trends in agriculture and cooperatives to Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company’s Board Council at their annual meeting in Des Moines June 8, 2017.
The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.
Application deadline: Aug. 1, 2017
Mark Edelman, professor, presented to the Clean Innovation Investor Forum & Carbon XPRIZE Summit June 12-13, 2017: Wooley, John and Mark A. Edelman. "Converting CO2 to Valuable Liquid Hydrocarbons."
Dave Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Art Cullen, Storm Lake Times, about the demography of outmigration from rural Iowa over the past few decades...
We have just completed our search for a new department administrator. Earlier today Ellen Anderson accepted our offer of the position.
The Kauffman Foundation will award up to 20 Dissertation Fellowship grants of $20,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A. or other doctoral students for the support of dissertations from a wide range of fields on topics related to entrepreneurship.
Deadline: Aug. 16, 2017
In its first meeting on June 5, the 21-member Iowa State University Presidential Search Committee outlined the challenges the university’s 16th president will face—such as high enrollment and finances—as well as what its members want to see in the new chief.
The first regularly scheduled IRB meeting in July falls on the July 4 University Holiday. That meeting has been re-scheduled for Friday, June 30. Please note the special application submission deadline of June 15 for research projects to be reviewed at the June 30 IRB meeting.
Helen Jensen, professor, is one of 13 renowned thinkers the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has named to the executive committee of Science Breakthroughs 2030.