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September 29, 2016

Dan Nettleton has been named director of the Laurence H. Baker Center for Bioinformatics and Biological Statistics at Iowa State University.  Nettleton will lead the L.H. Baker Center’s work in developing and applying statistical methods for addressing challenges in biological sciences research.

September 28, 2016

Fellowship/Assistantship available for
Spring, 2017 admission to
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) at Iowa State University

Funding to recruit new doctoral students to interdepartmental majors at Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames for Spring 2017 has been announced.  BCB applicants must submit the on-line application and supporting materials through the ISU Admissions Office by October 20, 2016 to compete for the award.  Successful applicants will be notified by November 11, 2016. 


September 23, 2016

AMES, Iowa – David Grewell, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering; Paul Plummer, associate professor of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine; and Nicole Valenzuela, associate professor of ecology, evolution, and organismal biology,

Biotechnology Council Members

September 23, 2016

Iowa State cyber-security playground named finalist for R&D 100 Award

Posted Aug 30, 2016 11:45 am

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University engineers call it ISERink because their complex software (60 pages of installation instructions!) is designed to be just like an ice rink.

A sheet of ice can support all kinds of games – from hockey to figure skating to speed skating to just skating around for the fun of it.

September 16, 2016

Federal STEM Graduate Seminar Series -- How to Successfully Apply for Federal Fellowships

A virtual information session on applying for federal fellowships was held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.  Here is a pdf from this presentation:  howtoapplyforfederalfellowships.pdf

During the presentation, the panelists, who represent several different agencies, shared tips and advice on how to successfully apply for federal fellowships and traineeships.


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