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  • Turning your best idea into an adventure - Iowa State University
    information Visit Academics Colleges 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 Turning your best idea into an adventure In his entrepreneurship class at Iowa State Austin Kessler noticed that while his fellow students had a lot of promising ideas few would ever take that next step to create real startup companies Enter the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative They ve just launched a great idea of their own an annual Agricultural Business Plan Competition Students from 15 land grant universities competed by developing and presenting their innovative ag business ventures We re proud to say that two of the three winning teams were from Iowa State More important every participating student gained the motivation and experience outside the classroom to take that next step to success Just ask Jenna Lansing an Iowa State junior studying agricultural business and animal science This competition was a great opportunity for students like me to push our plans forward and make them a reality Austin sees this as a win win for everybody who entered The connections students made will last a lifetime and they will become future mentors and investors for these young startups That just may be this competition s best idea yet Learn more about the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative 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 2015 May 2015 February

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2015/02/idea (2016-04-29)
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  • Adventure leads to glory and Glamour - Iowa State University
    Visit Academics Colleges 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 Adventure leads to glory and Glamour Olivia Meyer knew she wanted to get more involved at Iowa State The junior in kinesiology missed the thrill of competing as a soccer player and wanted an activity to help keep her in shape So she went to ClubFest and on a whim Meyer joined the ISU Boxing Club Initially Meyer was looking to meet new people and get a good workout I also needed a little stress reliever she said But after training for more than a year Meyer and her coach thought she was ready to compete in nationals She won and became Iowa State s first female national boxing champion Along with winning a national title Meyer has recently been honored as one of Glamour magazine s Hometown Heroes 50 Phenomenal Women of the Year Who Are Making a Difference But boxing has given Meyer so much more than championships and accolades Boxing helped my social ability Meyer said It s a really tight knit community in here When her adventure at Iowa State ends Meyer wants to give back to the sport she s grown to love She s interested in pursuing a coaching license and starting a gym for kids Boxing is excellent at teaching discipline communication and being social and it can drive out bad habits she said See more of Olivia Meyer s story in this video Sporting their adventure On their life

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2014/12/OliviaMeyer (2016-04-29)
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  • A statistical adventure - Iowa State University
    Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets A statistical adventure Iowa State graduate Cynthia Clark says she was surprised when she found out she was a recipient of the Iowa State Distinguished Alumni Award Of course those who know of her work in statistics as the administrator of N A S S the National Agricultural Statistics Service in the U S Department of Agriculture weren t surprised at all They may however be amazed to hear how Clark ended up in her field because as it turns out it was by accident When Clark came to Iowa State she wanted to be an academic mathematician When she discovered there wasn t much of a job market for this field in the 1970s she changed her path to statistics Since then Clark has devoted most of her career to government service by working toward the collection advancement and analysis of national statistical systems Her work has had a direct impact on national measurements such as unemployment rates labor force statistics poverty rates agricultural production educational attainment environmental quality and more During her adventurous career Clark has worked for the U S Census Bureau N A S S the Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards the Office of Management and Budget and in London for the U K s Office for National Statistics She credits Iowa State for helping her career take off Said Clark My Iowa State education introduced me to doctoral level research and my ultimate career managing research in several large official survey organizations I am proud to have received two degrees from Iowa State a master s and a doctoral degree Now that Clark is retired from U S government services she is a sought after speaker and consultant and couldn t be prouder to

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2014/08/clark (2016-04-29)
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  • Growing an adventure - Iowa State University
    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 Growing an adventure Having a green thumb isn t a requirement but it sure comes in handy if you re a member of the Iowa State Student Dietetic Association That s because this student group has adopted an on campus garden plot to grow fruits and vegetables this summer And it s all for a good cause Food at First a program that provides free meals for Ames community members Rebecca Jardon senior in dietetics and co president of the Student Dietetic Association is leading the project along with fellow dietetics students We re really excited to do something different a healthy sustainable service oriented project Jardon said And we might learn more about gardening in the process Food at First is always in need of fresh produce so the students have planted broccoli lettuce watermelon and more We re not sure if any of us are good gardeners but we have a horticulture graduate student helping us out Jardon said And they re feeling great about giving back to their community while getting to hang out and have fun getting their hands dirty No matter what you re passionate about from dietetics to design there s a group for you at Iowa State After all we have more than 800 clubs and organizations on campus for you to choose from when you re on your college adventure All you have to do is pick a group and watch your interests grow Learn more by watching this video Sporting their adventure

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2014/08/dietetics (2016-04-29)
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  • Making connections. Enjoying the adventure. - 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 Making connections Enjoying the adventure Peer mentorship Academic support Friendship Fun activities And don t forget the free food These are just some of the benefits students get to enjoy as participants of Connect Four a program designed to give first year students of color in the College of Human Sciences the opportunity to meet new people and learn about life at Iowa State Connect Four is all about what its name implies connections Just ask Brian Le senior in kinesiology Said Le Connect Four gave me an opportunity to get to know people better because you don t always get the chance in a lecture hall setting to actually talk to someone Also getting to know the people who are in charge of Connect Four has helped me fit into Iowa State greatly From weekly meetings to résumé building seminars Connect Four helps students feel at home during their Iowa State adventure But it also helps students prepare for their adventure after college Said participant Markus Flynn junior in kinesiology The one thing that benefited me the most was the relationship I ve built with faculty who run the program They ve written me countless letters of recommendation At Iowa State groups like Connect Four and our dozens of learning communities exist to help students fit in on campus right away And there are countless reasons to join these groups Said Le These programs will help you have a smooth transition into college and prepare you for after graduation We couldn t have said it

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2014/08/connect (2016-04-29)
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  • On an adventure to feed the world - 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 On an adventure to feed the world When you think of feeding the world sheep and goats may cross your mind But chances are genome sequencing doesn t However that s exactly what Iowa State Distinguished Professor of Animal Science Max Rothschild who s been at Iowa State for nearly 34 years is researching And it s all in the name of putting an end to world hunger Rothschild who is co director of Iowa State s Global Food Security Consortium and has been studying livestock genetics for more than 40 years recently received the Illumina Agricultural Greater Good Initiative Grant to continue his research This grant is designed to help universities conduct research that will improve livestock welfare and crop production to increase food supply for the developing world Iowa State is planning to use the grant to primarily research the genetics of sheep and goats Iowa State will be working in collaboration with Egypt on this project While on a trip to Egypt Rothschild discovered he wanted to work with sheep and goats to see how they fared in dry regions By studying these animals genetics researchers will be able to decipher which genes cause diseases resistance to heat and many other significant characteristics Said Rothschild about this research adventure There is a lot of work to do Feeding the human population with small ruminants is very important Everywhere you turn on Iowa State s campus you ll run across amazing research being conducted because our professors just happen to be experts in everything from animal genetics to aerospace engineering What can we say Research

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2014/08/rothschild (2016-04-29)
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  • Major league summer scholars - Iowa State University
    over their summer vacations William Lindemann loves research so much he did it full time for six months while also taking courses on Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Metallic Materials and Kinetics and Phase Equilibria among others The senior in materials science engineering and mathematics from Champaign Illinois interned at the Department of Energy s Ames Laboratory studying organic photovoltaics and x ray scattering which he had already performed after his freshman year using synchrotron radiation at the Argonne National Lab Lindemann co authored a paper published in the research journal Organic Electronics This summer the young scientist is completing an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of Minnesota because he wants exposure to theoretical materials science after all that experimental experience He s working with a group that focuses on quantum mechanical modeling of solids in the deep earth And that will help him better understand what s ahead in his chosen field for research and teaching advanced ceramics Jacob Harry is our go to undergraduate guy for deflecting asteroids The past two years the aerospace engineering senior from Clive has been flexing his computational blast modeling muscles in ISU s Asteroid Deflection Research Center He worked on the design and modeling of the Hypervelocity Asteroid Intercept Vehicle which was developed in cooperation with NASA s Goddard Space Flight Center Then as part of a team Harry developed a way to reduce the computational time of the blast modeling simulations without compromising their fidelity He co authored a paper about his research on detonations which was presented at an American Astronautical Society Conference And that experience undoubtedly helped him land a nuclear propulsion internship at NASA s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville Alabama this summer It s what you might call his dream job because when all is said and done Harry is headed for a Ph D and research in advanced spacecraft propulsion systems That s the technology that will take humans into deep space Rachel Philiph Wildwood Missouri senior in materials science engineering headed west to Boise Idaho She s an intern in the research and development department of Micron Technologies helping further their advancements in semiconductor materials devices and processes Last summer Philiph completed a National Science Foundation NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates REU in an uber academic setting the Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication Group in the Research Laboratory of Electronics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology The lab focuses on achieving single nanometer length scale features on silicon substrates through processes such as electron beam lithography and block copolymer self assembly Philiph said This summer she decided to apply her new nanofabrication know how to the industry side of research After earning a Ph D in materials science Philiph wants to conduct research on biological applications of polymers Her dream career Improving medical diagnostic devices She s drawn to that niche of materials research because it integrates materials science biology electrical engineering and nanotechnology Thomas Knief may be staying close to home

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2014/06/goldwater (2016-04-29)
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  • A career full of adventure - Iowa State University
    Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets A career full of adventure When Stephen Juelsgaard came to Iowa State he didn t know he d go on to a monumental career in the biotech field successfully guiding his company Genentech through a billion dollar lawsuit and helping enforce several key patents But he ended up doing just that and so much more Which is why he was recently honored with the Iowa State Distinguished Alumni Award the highest honor given to alumni by Iowa State As an Iowa State educated veterinary medicine practitioner and Stanford educated lawyer Juelsgaard s career has been one amazing adventure He s served as Genentech s chief compliance officer and executive vice president He s been on the board of directors for Ivivi Health Sciences and the African Wildlife Foundation He was even appointed by California s lieutenant governor to sit on the governing board for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine And his journey began right here at Iowa State While he was here it didn t take long for Juelsgaard to realize that his time at Iowa State would change the way he looked at the world From my very first day on campus my eyes were opened to the diversity of the world says Juelsgaard I experienced peoples and lifestyles and occupations and ways of thinking that gave me a wholly new perspective on the world around me It was really the beginning of a journey that took me to a 24 year career that I loved Iowa State helped Juelsgaard discover the path he was meant to follow And that s a tradition we re proud to continue offering 100 majors and more than 800 clubs and organizations on campus for students to choose from But no matter what path you take

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2014/05/juelsgaard (2016-04-29)
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