David Swenson, research scientist, participated on a panel, "Rebuilding for Resillience: How Will Iowa Thrive After the Pandemic?" sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on Aug. 18.
Earth Energy Renewables (EER) has been approved for a $4 million Department of Energy project collaboration with NREL, World Energy, Southwest Airlines, and Boeing to produce net zero biobased jet fuel for a first ever demonstration flight using the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
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Chad Hart, professor, was interviewed for an Aug. 18 Des Moines Register story, "Iowa estimates that derecho damage to homes, farms will be close to $4 billion. Will it go higher?"
Congratulations to the four department graduate students who have been awarded the Iowa State University Teaching Excellence Award for the 2019-2020 academic year!
Keri Jacobs, associate professor, has published a new paper, “Research Priorities for Agricultural Cooperatives and Their Farmer Members” is published on AEPP’s Early View site: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/aepp.13068
Kevin Kimle, associate teaching professor, received the Pappajohn Center mentor award in memory of Ted Blair.
Please mark your calendars for Mark Edelman's virtual retirement reception:
Monday, August 31, 2020
(Zoom meeting link to come.)
The COVID-19 response team that launched this week will give faculty and staff an easy way to quickly get assistance with common issues and, when the unanticipated comes up, connect with university leaders to seek answers.
Employees can reach the response team 24 hours a day by calling the Iowa Concern hotline at 800-447-1985. Operators will have information, provided by the response teams, for addressing common concerns such as needing more Cyclones Care signs or enforcing the face coverings policy.
Help welcome students to campus! As part of keeping our ISU Campus community healthy, sign up to help distribute cloth face coverings to students as they start the new semester. All shifts are outdoors. We have created shorter shifts to create balance with other back-to-school responsibilities. For the safety of all, best practices will be in place. Demonstrate Cyclones Care and be a part of this!
Chad Hart, professor, recorded a Zoom interview with KCCI about the widespread crop damage from Monday’s storms.
Iowa State University students can pick up two free ISU face coverings at three locations on Thursday, Aug. 13, Friday, Aug. 14 and Monday, Aug. 17. Each of the locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students will need to show a student ID. Also, students cannot pick up extra face coverings for friends, roommates or others. The three locations are:
Postdoctoral Research Associate
PhD in Ag Econ, Econ or closely related disciplines
Review of applications will continue until position is filled.
Beginning August 3, employees can express their interest in participating in the RIO program by submitting a short form on the RIO page on the University Human Resources website. We recommend that those interested carefully review the eligibility requirements, and the three RIO options to choose from. The website also includes links to FAQs for employees and for supervisors.
Iowa State course delivery modes for fall 2020 are:
On-campus; 75% or more of instructional time is face-to-face
Combines face-to-face and online course delivery
Online only using distance learning technology
With the start of Iowa State’s fall semester upon us, we know many of you are also preparing for a K-12 school year that will have many uncertainties, or you may be facing other family or personal challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand the constant changes and unpredictable circumstances are taking a heavy toll. Caring for our faculty and staff is a top priority; we are here to support you.
Lee Teng-hui, the first popularly elected president of Taiwan, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020, due to septic shock and multiple organ failure. He was 97.