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Iowa State among Kiplinger's best values

Iowa State University is among the 100 top values in public higher education, according to Kiplinger magazine. Iowa State is 80th on the Kiplinger list. The ranking, released Jan. 4, considers admission and graduation rates, average cost per year, average need-based and non-need-based financial aid, and average debt at graduation. Kiplinger says the 100 schools "deliver a stellar education at an affordable price."

University Researchers: Climate change is affecting how Iowans live and work

A report authored by researchers at Iowa's three public universities says climate change is already affecting the way Iowans live and work. Legislation approved in April 2009 asked university researchers to study the effects of climate change on Iowa and report back to the governor and the Legislature. The report makes seven policy recommendations that begin to protect the state's economy, environment and residents from changes in climate.
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ISUís landscape architecture program in top 10 nationally

Iowa State's undergraduate landscape architecture program tied for eighth in the nation, according to a new survey of practitioners by DesignIntelligence, a bimonthly publication for leaders in design professions. The magazine's annual report, "America's Best Architecture and Design Schools," is the only national college ranking survey that focuses exclusively on design. There are 47 accredited landscape architecture programs in the U.S.
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Iowa State University aerospace engineer and Goodrich partner to develop next-generation fuel nozzle diagnostic systems

Hui Hu, an Iowa State University associate professor of aerospace engineering, is working with engineers from the Goodrich Corp. to test and characterize the next generation of fuel nozzles. The joint project is supported by a $78,305 grant from the Grow Iowa Values Fund, a state economic development program.
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Iowa State graphic design students team up with Chicago's Field Museum

Design by Alana Wagner.

Graphic Design Associate Professor Lisa Fontaine's Exhibition Design class has worked with the Field Museum exhibition design director for the past two semesters. This semester her students worked on designs for a traveling exhibit on ants. Iowa State is one of only a handful of schools in the country that teach the art and science of designing exhibits that communicate, educate and entertain in museums and trade shows throughout the world.
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Iowa State, Ames Lab physicist developing, improving designer optical materials

Costas Soukoulis of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory writes about the development of optical metamaterials in the latest issue of the journal Science. He writes advanced fabrication techniques may make the man-made materials a practical way to control light for superlenses and other applications.

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Stephen Dinsmore

Stephen Dinsmore

Wind farms force birds to fly the coop? ISU researcher wants to separate facts from hot air

An Iowa State University researcher, Stephen Dinsmore, is looking at whether wind turbines have an effect on bird communities and nests and also bats living in the areas surrounding the turbines. They will gauge the impact of existing wind energy projects on birds and bats to better inform the placement of the turbines.

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ISU students win interior design magazine's student competition with hotel concept

A design project by two Iowa State University students took top honors in the student/conceptual category of Contract magazine's 32nd Annual Interiors Awards. The competition recognizes outstanding projects in 15 categories related to interior design. The students completed the design for a sophisticated but romantic South Beach hotel project last spring.They will be honored at an awards breakfast Jan. 28 in New York City, and their work will be featured in Contract's January 2011 Design Awards issue.
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