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  • Adventurous minds - Iowa State University
    support Schedule of classes University catalog Recreation services Student organizations Safety Info for Faculty staff Parents families Alumni Visitors Business industry Giving to ISU About ISU profile Extension outreach Information technology TIER efficiency review Employment Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets Adventurous minds The brain is so mysterious it s hard to well wrap your brain around it It poses just the sort of challenges that inspire Iowa State engineering faculty and students For instance they have developed an electromagnetic deep brain stimulation technology that has many uses in brain therapy from helping veterans recover from traumatic brain injuries to providing hope for stroke victims This technology allows scientists and medical doctors to conduct safe noninvasive surgery free deep brain stimulation which they were previously unable to do And now doctors at the Army s Walter Reed National Military Medical Center the nation s premier military hospital are using the technology to successfully treat soldiers with brain injuries Said David Jiles chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State and team lead The reports coming back indicate that people who have been subjected to traumatic brain injuries and maybe post traumatic stress disorder seem to be doing better after the treatment than they were before But the research adventure into deep brain stimulation doesn t end there Applications of this technology continue to look encouraging from potentially helping speed the recovery of stroke victims to treating Parkinson s disease and more At Iowa State you will find top notch thinkers in fields across the board Which means no matter if you re interested in engineering or English you ll have the opportunity to learn from some of the best and brightest minds around Learn more about Iowa State s Destination 2050 efforts Sporting

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2015/05/destination2050 (2016-04-29)
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  • An adventure in research - Iowa State University
    industry Giving to ISU About ISU profile Extension outreach Information technology TIER efficiency review Employment Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets An adventure in research Before coming to Iowa State Catherine Meis did her research to make sure it was the perfect fit for her Little did she know that while she was here she would discover she was great at research In fact Meis was recently recognized for her capabilities in this area by one of the premier scholarship programs in the country the Goldwater Scholarship The Goldwater Scholarship is the nation s leading undergraduate scholarship for students who want to pursue a research career in mathematics natural sciences or engineering Meis junior in materials engineering was chosen to be a 2015 Goldwater Scholar from 1 026 students nationwide She says she discovered her passion for biomedical research while she was in the First Year Honors Mentor Program at Iowa State Without that experience I don t think I would have discovered what research is and what I love about it until much later in my undergraduate career said Meis Conducting innovative research that helps advance medical technology isn t the only thing Meis loves about Iowa State She also can t say enough about the people she s met and the relationships she s made on her adventure Said Meis Everyone I ve worked with is eager to help you succeed I have made many lasting relationships with faculty staff and students that I will draw upon as I move on to graduate school and beyond That s what s so great about Iowa State You ll find heaps of opportunities to discover where your true passion lies from research to Russian studies and everything in between But you ll also make relationships that will

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2015/05/meis (2016-04-29)
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  • An adventure with open arms - Iowa State University
    Info for Faculty staff Parents families Alumni Visitors Business industry Giving to ISU About ISU profile Extension outreach Information technology TIER efficiency review Employment Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets An adventure with open arms Eliminate the food pantry stigma that s the mission for volunteers at SHOP the on campus food pantry at Iowa State They re helping Iowa State students who need food assistance get it No questions asked No names written down And they are welcomed with open arms SHOP stands for Students Helping Our Peers Not only do students staff the anonymous food pantry they also spread the word about SHOP on campus It s how they re helping Iowa State students get the food they need without fear of judgment Said SHOP president Jessica Schaumburg senior in food science On campus we try to encourage anyone to stop by and grab food if they need it and know they won t be judged for coming in Student volunteers may be helping their peers but they re also gaining a valuable lesson from the experience I ve learned a lot about food insecurity in Iowa and the rest of the country so being a part of an organization that is helping fight that feels really good and is important to me said Schaumburg She also feels grateful to contribute to the friendly atmosphere people love about Iowa State From the very first moment you set foot on Iowa State s campus you ll notice how welcome you re made to feel It s the organizations that go out of their way to help you fit in It s the professors who provide you personalized attention It s the advisers who let you know their doors are always open It s all this and

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2015/05/shop (2016-04-29)
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  • Buckling up for an adventure to end cancer - Iowa State University
    departments Library Research Graduate programs Global programs Distance education Undergrad majors Students Sign ons services Academic support Schedule of classes University catalog Recreation services Student organizations Safety Info for Faculty staff Parents families Alumni Visitors Business industry Giving to ISU About ISU profile Extension outreach Information technology TIER efficiency review Employment Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets Buckling up for an adventure to end cancer Okay they re not actual seatbelts They re a special type of cellular bond that was discovered by the research team headed by Sanjeevi Sivasankar an Iowa State associate professor of physics and astronomy These catch bonds or nanoscale seatbelts as Sanjeevi and his team refer to them strengthen when they re tugged like a seatbelt They can be used to hold cancer cells in place and prevent cells from breaking off to infect other cells in the body This is the beginning of a lot to be discovered about the role of these types of interactions in healthy physiology as well as diseases like cancer Sivasankar said Amazing breakthroughs by adventurous minds at Iowa State like Sivasankar are capturing the attention and grants from the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association Best of all our students get to be at ground zero witnessing the development of these discoveries right in our labs And they are learning from the very professors who are changing the world around us Sanjeevi and his team are continuing their adventure of cellular discoveries in their lab So buckle up It s going to be a great ride Sporting their adventure On their life s adventure together His adventure hits all the right notes Her adventure is making the world healthier Learning communities Adventuring together A real life business adventure Archives 2015 December 2015 August

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2015/02/nanoscale (2016-04-29)
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  • Receiving the seal of adventure - Iowa State University
    Award from Iowa State it brought back fond memories of her time here She thought about the friends she made when she was a Ph D student in nutrition and how far she s come And just like her time at Iowa State was special to her so is this honor I have received several awards for which I am grateful said Meydani but being selected for this award is like receiving the seal of approval from your parents it is very meaningful to me Meydani is now a world renowned scientist and educator researching the intersection of nutrition immune response and infectious diseases Her career success is a long list of impressive adventures She is director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging a professor of nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and professor of immunology at Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences And the list of awards she s won is even longer including the American Aging Association s Denham Harman Lifetime Achievement in Research Award among many others During her time at Iowa State Meydani said she always felt welcomed in its collaborative and friendly environment People at Iowa State are very friendly and helpful As an Iranian living in Ames during the Iranian hostage crisis I was touched by the support I received from people around me including the department s custodian whose face I still remember Looking back fondly at your time at Iowa State isn t unusual Maybe it s the support you ll find here from our faculty and staff Maybe it s the friendly environment we offer Or maybe it s a combination of all this and more Whatever it is it won t take long after you get here for Iowa

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2015/02/alum (2016-04-29)
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  • Testing an adventure at 30,000 feet - Iowa State University
    for Faculty staff Parents families Alumni Visitors Business industry Giving to ISU About ISU profile Extension outreach Information technology TIER efficiency review Employment Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets Testing an adventure at 30 000 feet At 30 000 feet the pilot pulls back on the throttle Soon warning lights illuminate the cockpit the wings begin to wobble and flight test engineer Matt England 11 Aerospace Engineering checks the data that s filling up his computer as a brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner starts to stall This wasn t the type of office he expected to be in after graduation But it was one he couldn t refuse Before telling the pilot to resume cruising speed Matt came to Iowa State He wanted to learn how to make machines work efficiently and how to make aircraft fly With his determination and some assistance from professors he honed the skills that leading companies were looking for And before he even graduated he received amazing offers from companies like Caterpillar and John Deere Today Matt works out of two offices One is at Boeing s facility in Seattle Washington The other office is a brand new aircraft that travels the globe testing the limits It s a great way to experience the future of aviation firsthand Matt said At Iowa State our professors and advisers put our students first We help them develop the knowledge and tools to accomplish their dreams in everything from aerospace engineering to acting So they ll be able to get their career off the ground and reach the heights that others only imagine This story is part of the Iowa State University Alumni Association s Visions Across America series Read more great alum stories here Sporting their adventure On their life s adventure together

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2015/02/aero (2016-04-29)
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  • Sharing the adventure of learning with the world - Iowa State University
    majors Students Sign ons services Academic support Schedule of classes University catalog Recreation services Student organizations Safety Info for Faculty staff Parents families Alumni Visitors Business industry Giving to ISU About ISU profile Extension outreach Information technology TIER efficiency review Employment Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets Sharing the adventure of learning with the world As a first year student in science education at Iowa State Claire Opperman felt Alpha Kappa Psi was the perfect fit for her The business fraternity offered a great opportunity to meet new people and make new friends Little did she know she also would be introduced to a new passion promoting literacy and education around the world Together with her new friends on the Service Committee Claire helped lead the Worldwide Book Drive a national effort that has collected and distributed 3 000 000 used books globally This saves millions of pounds of books from ending up in landfills instead diverting them to those in need those who hunger for an education and a better life At Iowa State we have found that when given the right leadership opportunities students blossom That s why we offer more than 800 clubs and organizations helping students explore interests and discover their passion while meeting some lifelong friends along the way Alpha Kappa Psi made Claire the new vice president of education inspiring new pledges to get involved and make a difference The business fraternity has a motto It s not how good you are it s how good you want to be Claire might add It s also how much good you want to spread Sporting their adventure On their life s adventure together His adventure hits all the right notes Her adventure is making the world healthier Learning communities Adventuring together A

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2015/02/bookdrive (2016-04-29)
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  • Turning rough waters into smooth seas - Iowa State University
    Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets Turning rough waters into smooth seas You would think 20 years of service would prepare you for any adventure That s what former Navy Petty Officer and retired Army National Guard Soldier Reagan Metcalf thought But he was surprised to learn that his transition from serviceman to first year student was as difficult as any mission he d faced especially because he thought he had to do it alone That s where Jathan Chicoine comes in As the veterans services coordinator at Iowa State he reaches out to veterans and military personnel like Reagan to make them feel welcome the moment they step on campus It usually begins with an invitation to the weekly Thursday night dinners where newly arrived veterans can meet others who have made the transition from the structured life of the military and are enjoying their new adventure At Iowa State we know how important it is for students to get off to a great start That s why we put so much emphasis into helping first year students succeed both socially and academically We have learning communities that are nationally recognized Our many support services through the Veterans Center and student organizations like Cypport and ISUSVA have earned us designations as MilitaryTimes Best for Vets Colleges Military Advanced Education s Top Colleges and Universities and Victory Media s Military Friendly School Not to mention Iowa State University is designated as a Home Base Iowa Certified Higher Academic Military Partner CHAMP How is Reagan doing on his adventure Iowa State provides a place where I can go and talk to people who understand who I am where I ve been and what I might need Reagan said We re a diverse group that can help a veteran navigate

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2015/02/veteran (2016-04-29)
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