Articles from 2016

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Okeoma wins 2016 Iowa Women of Innovation Award for Research Innovation and Leadership

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Honored for her cutting-edge research fighting breast cancer and HIV, Chioma Okeoma, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, won the 2016 Research Innovation and Leadership Award at The Technology Association of Iowa’s 9th annual Des Moines Area Community College Iowa Women of Innovation Awards Nov. 9.

Crowdfunding comes to the University of Iowa as GOLDrush

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The University of Iowa this week launched its first-ever crowdfunding platform: GOLDrush. A growing national trend, crowdfunding has made it simple to raise funds for projects from colleagues, family, friends—and even strangers who want to support a particular activity.

TEDMED 2016 presentations made available to UI faculty, staff and students

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
A little inspiration is often what drives big change. In that spirit, the University of Iowa Office of Research and Economic Development, through an agreement with the Association of American Universities, will once again make available to the UI campus community free live and on-demand streaming of the TEDMED 2016 talks.

Iowa legislators tour UI research labs

Friday, November 11, 2016
Six Iowa legislators toured research labs on Thursday as part of an annual hands-on Legislators in the Lab event organized by the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. Sens. Rita Hart, Bob Dvorsky and Kevin Kinney, and Reps. Mary Mascher, Mary Gaskill and Dale Fisher took part in the daylong “Making Waves” tour, which included visits with faculty...

UI names Wendy Beaver as Executive Director, Division of Sponsored Programs

Thursday, November 10, 2016
The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development has named Wendy Beaver as Executive Director of the Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP). Previously Beaver was Senior Associate Director of DSP. She replaces Jennifer Lassner, who recently was promoted to Senior Assistant Vice President for Research.

2016 Iowa Art in Science winners announced

Thursday, November 10, 2016
On Sept. 28, the University of Iowa Central Microscopy Research Facility hosted a meeting of the Iowa Microscopy Society Symposium, which draws researchers and enthusiast from all over Iowa. At the annual event, the Iowa Microscopy Society invited members to showcase the natural artistry they observe under the microscope with its “Iowa Art in Science” competition. This year’s top-three winners are...

UI awarded half million dollar NSF grant to boost minority participation in STEM fields

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The University of Iowa was recently awarded a second-phase, $565,494 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue advancing recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities in undergraduate STEM academic programs.

Thirteen UI faculty, staff, students receive 2016 Iowa Women of Innovation Awards

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
On Nov. 9, 13 University of Iowa leaders will be honored at The Technology Association of Iowa’s 9th annual Des Moines Area Community College Iowa Women of Innovation Awards in Des Moines. The awards recognize and celebrate Iowa women in business, government or academia who are leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Kristi Thiel, research scientist at the Carver...

Flint water activist calls for fixing public science at Creative Matters lecture

Monday, November 7, 2016
Setting the tone at the joint Richard L. Valentine Distinguished Lecture and Creative Matters lecture on Oct. 27, Virginia Tech environmental scientist and water quality activist Marc Edwards blasts the opening bars from a classic Twisted Sister song:
Joe Palca

NPR science correspondent Palca to discuss creativity, innovation, translation of science Nov. 16

Monday, November 7, 2016
Joe Palca will discuss creativity, innovation and the translation of science as part of the University of Iowa Public Policy Center's Forkenbrock Series and the Office of Research and Economic Development's Creative Matters series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in 100 Phillips Hall, 16 North Clinton Street, Iowa City. Palca’s visit is also sponsored by Iowa Public Radio. Palca is a science...