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  • Every adventure needs a guide - Iowa State University
    Request 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 Every adventure needs a guide If you look at Associate Professor U Sunday Tim s profile page you ll notice his specialties include water quality modeling spatial decision support systems environmental forensics and geospatial analytics Left off this list is perhaps his most impressive specialty of all he s focused on helping his students succeed On Saturday afternoons I meet with students and review their résumés to help prepare them for their careers said Dr Tim As a mentor I enjoy watching their personal and professional growth At Iowa State we have 1 700 faculty members who like Dr Tim are leading scholars but who are also passionate about guiding students to a brilliant future We also offer more than 80 learning communities that help students succeed academically and fit into campus life faster It s an environment that s welcoming and supportive College is a new and exciting adventure for a student but one that may come with a few challenges said Dr Tim As an educator my role is to offer assistance and support to students in their journey to self reliance and independence Dr Tim can certainly teach you a thing or two about biosystems engineering And about life 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

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2011/08/tim (2016-04-29)
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  • From the field to the app store - 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 From the field to the app store What if you could create an app for a smartphone or tablet What if your app would allow the user to identify weeds insects and diseases in a farm field so the farmer can make on the go adjustments right then and there What if you could win a competition because of that idea Iowa State students Michael Koenig Holden Nyhus and Stuart McCulloh did exactly that These three first met in an agricultural entrepreneurship class and formed their business ScoutPro Their business plan for this ingenious innovation won the top prize of 5 000 in the Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition an open competition for all students at Iowa colleges and universities Whether it s in the classroom lab or competition Iowa State offers students a wide range of entrepreneurial academic opportunities The Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship inspires students to create a new business And the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Learning Community at Iowa State helps them develop an understanding of new business fundamentals by providing a unique hands on environment Right now Michael Holden and Stuart are working on ways to improve their idea and get it on the market So the next time you look at the app store ScoutPro will be there 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

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2011/08/scoutpro (2016-04-29)
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  • One professor says "game over" to a dangerous addiction - Iowa State University
    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 One professor says game over to a dangerous addiction Can children become clinically addicted to video games Even professor Douglas Gentile thought that claim sounded a little far fetched That is until he began working on his psychology research project and he came to see results that were startling In a national survey of American youth he found that nearly one in 10 gamers were pathological players according to standards established for gambling addiction These gamers spend almost twice as much time playing as the average gamer 24 hours per week and they damage their family social school and psychological lives He also found that after youth become pathological gamers they became more depressed more anxious and receive poorer grades in school This convinced me that the video game play was a problem in its own right for some gamers Gentile said The gaming is not simply a symptom of other problems youth experience but may actually increase other mental health problems Students at Iowa State learn from professors like Douglas Gentile who are creating new knowledge through their research These professors not only look to solve real world problems they also challenge their students to do the same Leaving no stone unturned whether it s developing a method to have plants produce hydrocarbons creating more efficient polymer solar cells or discovering new at risk behavior solutions for our youth Because they know their research inspires future greatness As for professor Gentile he is determined to keep studying this issue to help people cut the cord of their addiction Sporting their adventure On

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  • Our campus is her concert hall - 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 Our campus is her concert hall Every day at noon the sounds of bells sweep over the cardinal and gold tulips over the great green lawns and past the swans on Lake LaVerne The entire campus comes alive with the rhythm of the bells The melody draws you in closer until you re at the heart of campus There in a beautiful sea of green stands the 110 foot campanile home of the Edgar W and Margaret MacDonald Stanton Memorial Carillon Who is the person behind the keyboard creating one of the many great traditions Iowa State is known for It s the Cownie Professor of Music university carillonneur Tin Shi Tam a native of Hong Kong who came to the United States to continue her study of organ performance and church music In 1994 she was recruited by Iowa State to become only its fifth carillonneur in the campanile s 112 year history Although initially unaware of the significant role the carillon bells played in the life of the university she soon discovered the passion students had for the bells that kept them on time for classes tolled for campus celebrations and provided noontime concerts Tam has started a tradition of her own Every Friday she plays special requests from students They ve really put her skills to the test having her play everything from Lady Gaga to Incubus Which gives the students in her concert hall a one of a kind experience Sporting their adventure On their life s adventure together His adventure hits

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  • Alex traveled 700 miles and found home - Iowa State University
    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 Alex traveled 700 miles and found home I first heard about Iowa State from my dad One of his golfing buddies has a son who studied aerospace engineering there and loved it Given that Alex wanted to become an engineer who can make a difference in the world he decided to take a look at Iowa State s engineering program After going there for a visit he was hooked The campus was beautiful The people were welcoming He even loved the idea of snow In the end he didn t even bother visiting any other campus I knew absolutely no one when I first came here It was a pretty scary thought Alex said To my surprise I made friends from my classes and study groups very quickly I still live with the same three guys from my original dorm room I think I made friends so fast because people in Iowa are some of the friendliest people I ve ever come across Sure Alex still goes back to Plano to see his family and reconnect with old friends And get some laundry done But when he does it s not long before he starts to miss his new home and the new life he s started for himself back here at Iowa State 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

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2011/07/guariento (2016-04-29)
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  • Do you have what it takes to be a TV weather forecaster? - Iowa State University
    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 Do you have what it takes to be a TV weather forecaster Well it takes more than a toothy smile and some hair gel as students in the Meteorology Club at Iowa State are finding out firsthand The club produces a weather show on ISUtv called Cy s Eyes on the Skies complete with green screen weather graphics and satellite maps Students learn by doing and in the process get to live their dream or try out a whim of forecasting the weather in front of a television camera Because of the diverse range of activities and opportunities it offers its members Iowa State s Meteorology Club was named by the American Meteorology Society this past year as the top club in the nation Iowa State has a reputation for student clubs and organizations that win international competitions and are ranked among America s best Human Sciences has a club that was voted the best student organization two years in a row Our student produced fashion magazine Trend recently won a Mark of Excellence Award And the Ag Business Club has won the most outstanding club in its field four years straight Through clubs and organizations Iowa State students enjoy unlimited opportunities to explore their interests and discover their passions Mark Twain once quipped Everybody talks about the weather But nobody ever does anything about it Try to tell that to the passionate students in the Meteorology Club at Iowa State who are actively doing something about the weather one forecast at a time Sporting their adventure On their life s adventure together His adventure hits

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2011/07/meteorology (2016-04-29)
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  • Has Parkinson’s finally met its match? - Iowa State University
    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 Has Parkinson s finally met its match A cure for Parkinson s disease continues to elude modern medicine But one researcher from Iowa State has worked tirelessly to unlock the mysteries of Parkinson s Day by day discovery by discovery he s gaining ground Years ago distinguished professor of biomedical sciences Anumantha Kanthasamy identified the protein that kills dopamine producing cells in the brain known as kinase C This lack of dopamine in Parkinson s sufferers results in abnormal nerve functioning causing a loss in the ability to control body movements Armed with his previous findings Kanthasamy is seeking to develop a process to modify the production of the kinase C and more important to inhibit it We have found the mechanism that regulates the survival of dopamine producing nerve cells said Kanthasamy Now we can focus on chemicals to control the mechanism All across Iowa State you ll find adventurous professors like Anumantha Kanthasamy burning the midnight fluorescent inventing solutions that are changing the world in every way imaginable whether it s developing a method to make artificial bones for trauma patients sequencing plant genomes to make them more resistant to drought or creating incredibly maneuverable aerial vehicles inspired by bats Imagine how lucky the students of these professors feel getting to witness breakthroughs at the moment of discovery As for Dr Kanthasamy s research it s showing encouraging progress The one million people who suffer from Parkinson s disease are rooting for him Sporting their adventure On their life s adventure together His adventure hits all the right notes Her

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2011/07/kanthasamy (2016-04-29)
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  • On her way to pick up her diploma, Emily took a detour to Rome and China - Iowa State University
    ISU profile Extension outreach Information technology TIER efficiency review Employment Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets On her way to pick up her diploma Emily took a detour to Rome and China It s pretty hard to find a more focused student than Emily Zimmerman When she makes a plan she sticks to it In the case of getting a degree at Iowa State University she had even completed her plan ahead of schedule She d amassed enough credits to graduate with a biology degree in three short years But that was the problem The time seemed way too short Emily wanted one last adventure in her undergraduate years So she searched through Iowa State s seemingly endless academic opportunities ultimately finding something that intrigued her a second major in global resource systems It combined the three things she loved most science languages and travel Through a vast array of research opportunities and a study abroad program that extends to every continent on the planet Iowa State offers its students the ability to go as far as their interests and ambitions can take them As for Emily she joined a study abroad group that went to Rome to study biodiversity What she learned there became the basis for a research project called A Review of the Current Status of Agrobiodiversity Monitoring Systems The project was so well received Emily was invited to make a presentation at the Yunnan Agricultural University in China So in the end that one little detour from her plan led to a second major travels to two foreign countries that now don t seem so foreign and a whole new world of possibilities for Emily Amazing Now after graduation she s decided to enroll in a graduate program to study environmental science and

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2011/07/zimmerman (2016-04-29)
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