Articles from August 2016

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UI-spinout Viewpoint Molecular Targeting finalist in national university startup competition

Viewpoint Molecular Targeting recently received an invitation to present at the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) University Startups Demo Day on Sept. 20 in Washington, D.C. Founded with the support of UI Ventures and housed in the University of Iowa Research Park's BioVentures Center, Viewpoint Molecular Targeting was one of 35 companies representing universities around...
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Iowa Microscopy Society invites submissions for Iowa Art in Science competition

The Hubble Space Telescope is a powerful scientific data collecting tool, but perhaps the majority of us are first captured by the exquisite images of the Butterfly Nebula and the Tadpole Galaxy. At the UI Central Microscopy Research Facilities, their powerful microscopes are like the Hubble in reverse: dynamic scientific tools capable of drawing out beauty on an extremely small scale.
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Creative Matters 2016/17 lecture series includes acclaimed puppeteer, MET artist-in-residence

Whether solving a problem, persuading a friend or writing a Facebook post, in large and small ways we all rely on our creativity to move through everyday life. In its second year, the UI Creative Matters lecture series invites participants to foster personal innovation by drawing inspiration from the invited artists, thinkers, builders and doers in this year’s series. The 2016-2017 Creative...
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AAAS Communicating Science workshops announced for UI faculty, grad students

Whether grant writing, speaking to the public or testifying before Congress, telling the story of science has profound implications. That’s why University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development has teamed up with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the UI Graduate College to host two Communicating Science workshops Sept. 23 to...
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NASCAR driver, Clubfoot Solutions join forces to raise awareness

University of Iowa nonprofit startup Clubfoot Solutions has teamed up with NASCAR driver Joey Gase to raise awareness of clubfoot, a congenital condition that 200,000 children are born with each year.
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Medicine’s thorny problems tackled by multidisciplinary Iowa Medical Innovation Group

All innovation is driven by one simple thought: “There’s got to be a better way to do this.” That thought is the beginning of every project tackled by the Iowa Medical Innovation Group (IMIG), a University of Iowa program that brings together students from the colleges of law, medicine, engineering and business to develop an idea for an original medical device. From design, to prototype, to...

UI names Sheets director of Office of Animal Resources

The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development has named Jim Sheets director of the UI Office of Animal Resources and Attending Veterinarian, effective Aug. 1, 2016. Sheets has served as interim director since June 2015. In this position, Sheets provides leadership of animal care research throughout the UI campus including animal research facilities in...
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When there’s NOT an app for that: UI-sponsored Coding Garage sparks teen innovation

It’s Demo Day for participants in this summer’s ISE Coding Garage, an app development workshop for high school students. There is a nervous energy in the room as students prepare to demonstrate the mobile apps they’ve been developing for the past eight weeks as part of a STEM initiative developed by Coralville-based Innovative Software Engineering (ISE) and supported by the University of Iowa...
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Communicating Ideas Workshop makes UI researchers interview-ready

Can you describe what you do at work in 90 seconds – with a camera in your face? This summer, nine faculty members at the University of Iowa learned to do just that by participating in a one-and-a-half day media training workshop to facilitate better communication about their research to journalists and the public. Conducted annually, the Communicating Ideas Workshop training takes the research...
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Business leader Neil Quellhorst joins MERGE team

After a 38-year engineering career, Neil Quellhorst’s retirement years aren’t being lived on the golf course. He was recently hired by MERGE, a collaborative design and prototype lab geared toward entrepreneurs in tech fields, to serve as engineering prototype director. In his long career beginning with a series of small, entrepreneurial companies, then with Honeywell and later Rockwell Collins...