Issue: 747

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AG AND LIFE SCIENCES ONLINE
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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Newsletter
Iowa State University
April 29, 2013 No. 747

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COLLEGE NEWS
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CALS STUDENT ELECTED IOWA FFA PRESIDENT
Josh Earll, a freshman in agricultural and life sciences education, was elected president of the Iowa FFA Association at their annual leadership conference on April 23. A graduate of Sibley-Ocheyedan High School, Earll grew up on a farm in northern Osceola County. More: http://www.dglobe.com/event/article/id/64329/

LUVAGA TO RECEIVE LAYTON AWARD, MAY 1
Ebby Luvaga, economics, was selected by the Office of Student Affairs to receive this year's Wilbur L. Layton Award, to be presented on Wednesday, May 1, 9 to 11 a.m. in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. The award honors faculty members who have collaborated with the Office of Student Affairs to serve students and who have been strong supporters of student success.

DEITER AND AG BUSINESS STUDENTS RECEIVE CARDINAL KEY AWARD
Ron Deiter, professor in economics, and Bethany Olson and William Riley, seniors in agricultural business, received ISU's Cardinal Key award at a ceremony on April 21. The award was established in 1926 to honor outstanding leaders among students, faculty and staff at the university. More: http://www.econ.iastate.edu/about-department/announce/news/17-2013-cardi...

CALS STUDENT RECEIVES YOUNG LEADER SCHOLARSHIP
Bethany Olson, senior in agricultural business and international agriculture, is one of 12 college students selected by the Mid America CropLife Association Board of Directors to receive the MACA Young Leader Scholarship of $2,000 to be used for college expenses. This is the first year for the program, designed to expose future agriculturalists to the crop protection industry and future career opportunities. More: http://www.croplife.com/article/33989/maca-announces-young-leader-schola...

NATIONAL AGRI-MARKETING CHAPTER WINS SECOND PLACE
The ISU National Agri-Marketing Association chapter won second place in the John Deere Signature Award competition at the association's annual conference and trade show April 16-19 in Kansas City, Mo. The chapter also placed second nationally as Outstanding Chapter. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/news/releases/1089/

IFTSA COLLEGE BOWL TEAM PLACES THIRD IN REGIONAL COMPETITION
The ISU Institute of Food Technologists Student Association College Bowl team placed third in a regional competition in Lincoln, Neb., on April 13. Team members were David Manu, food science and human nutrition; Dana Van Sambeek, animal science; Megan Leill, food science; Hannah Fuller, food science; and Charlwit Kulchaiyawat, food science and human nutrition.

AG STUDIES STUDENT IS "˜DEAN FOR A DAY' RAFFLE WINNER
Dan Bahe, sophomore in agricultural studies, won the agricultural education/Collegiate FFA Chapter's annual Dean for a Day raffle. He will spend Tuesday, April 30, with David Acker, associate dean for Academic and Global Programs and Raymond and Mary Baker Chair in Global Agriculture. Bahe will have an opportunity to learn about a day in the life of a dean, and also share his experiences and insight as a student in the college.

SCIENCE BOUND GIFT WILL SUPPORT CARVER PROGRAM
ISU will receive a $400,000 gift from DuPont Pioneer for the university's Science Bound program, which encourages youth in the state's urban communities to consider careers in agriculture and science. Part of the grant will go towards the George Washington Carver Internship program through CALS. The program is offered to high school and undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to gain real-life research experience in a professional work environment. More: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2013/04/25/sciboundgrant

UPDATED MEAT LABELS WILL BOLSTER CONSUMER CONFIDENCE
Upcoming changes to how cuts of meat are labeled in grocery stores will clear up confusion and bolster confidence among consumers, said Joe Cordray, animal science. The updated labels will offer greater clarity as well as simplified, descriptive and uniform names for retail cuts of beef and pork with plans to include lamb and veal later. More: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2013/04/26/meatlabels

ISU A RESOURCE FOR GROWING IOWA WINE INDUSTRY
From the evaluation of cold-hardy grapes to providing quality assurance and chemical analyses, ISU researchers are lending their expertise to the state's growing wine industry through the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute, a collaboration of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, the Department of Horticulture and ISU Extension and Outreach. More: http://www.hs.iastate.edu/2013/04/22/iowa-state-a-resource-for-wine/

ISU SEEKS LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS' INPUT FOR SURVEY
ISU is conducting a nationwide survey of livestock producers' use of feed-related coproducts from ethanol production. Livestock producers are invited to take the survey online until June 19. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/news/releases/1090/

ALGAL PRODUCTION FACILITY OPEN HOUSE, MAY 16
The BioCentury Research Farm will host an open house to showcase its new Algal Production Facility on May 16, 3 to 5 p.m. This is ISU's first pilot-scale facility that is equipped to grow large amounts of algae biomass. More: http://www.biocenturyresearchfarm.iastate.edu/openhouse/

SYMPOSIUM TO ADDRESS PROTEINS IN HUMAN HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE
The ISU Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences and the ISU Nutritional Sciences Council are organizing a conference on proteins in human health and performance for May 16-17 in the 1414 Molecular Biology Building. Sponsors include the Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology and the Iowa Beef Industry Council. More: http://www.fshn.hs.iastate.edu/proteins-in-human-health-and-performance/

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR IOWA SWINE DAY, JUNE 27
Registration is now open for Iowa Swine Day, to be held June 27, 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Scheman Building. Conference partners include the Department of Animal Science, the Iowa Pork Industry Center and ISU Extension and Outreach. More: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/registration-now-open-iowa-swin...

LAUREN CHRISTIAN GOLF TOURNAMENT SET FOR JUNE 26
The Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open will take place on June 26 this year, the day before ISU's annual Iowa Swine Day. Registration deadline is June 12 or when the field of 32 teams is reached. More: http://www.ipic.iastate.edu/events/LCPCO2013brochure.pdf

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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2014 HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE GRANT COMPETITION
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute undergraduate science education grant competition allows one proposal per institution. Craig Ogilvie (cogilvie@iastate.edu), PI of the current HHMI project at ISU, will be submitting the ISU proposal to this year's competition. Faculty members interested in the HHMI competition are asked to contact him to discuss whether their ideas/interests can be incorporated into the proposal. More: http://www.hhmi.org/news/resuniv20130416.html

CONTACT VPR/ED WITH INTEREST IN NSF I-CORPS NODE PROGRAM
The NSF Innovation Corps "“ Regional Node Program aims to build a network of regional nodes that will work cooperatively to establish, use and sustain a national innovation ecosystem that further enhances the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society. Submissions are limited to one per organization. Individuals interested in submitting an application are asked to contact Sandra Norvell (snorvell@iastate.edu) or Chitra Rajan (rajanc@iastate.edu). More: www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504806&WT.mc_ev=click

KECK FOUNDATION OPEN FORUM MAY 8, CONCEPT PAPERS DUE JUNE 3
The ISU Foundation and the Office of the VPR/ED are accepting concept papers for the W.M. Keck Foundation fall competition. Proposed concepts must demonstrate a leap in science and discovery. The maximum funding request is $1 million, and the Keck Foundation will not be the sole funder. Concept papers should be submitted to Sandra Norvell (snorvell@iastate.edu) by June 3 at noon. An open forum to discuss the Keck Foundation and the application process will be held May 8 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Memorial Union Gold Room. Contact: Donna Van Pelt (DVanpelt@foundation.iastate.edu). More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/research/fundingResources/node/150

PROPOSALS FOR MARKETING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM DUE MAY 28
USDA is requesting proposals for the Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program. The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service will consider research projects that help market, transport and distribute U.S. agricultural products domestically and internationally. Projects must address the needs of multiple producers or agribusinesses while focusing on marketing challenges within the direct, wholesale or retail segments of the agricultural marketing chain. Applications are due May 28. Dollar-for-dollar cost-sharing is required. More: http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/FSMIP

FUNDING INFORMATION, OPPORTUNITIES AND DEADLINE REMINDERS
Dates listed are application deadlines. Contact: Roxanne Clemens, rclemens@iastate.edu
Additional information is posted at CALS Funding Resources, http://www.ag.iastate.edu/research/fundingResources/

May 13: BLM National Aquatic Monitoring Center Fish, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Resource Management; one award, $3 million over five years. More: http://goo.gl/LicwS

May 26: OES Advancing REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) Policy and Practice; one award, $1 million. More: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?...

May 30 (letter of intent): NSF Gen-3 Engineering Research Centers: Partnerships in Transformational Research, Education and Technology. More: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5502

May 31: USDA Smith-Lever Special Needs Program (SLSNCGP); $30,000 to $120,000, dollar-for-dollar matching funds. More: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/fo/smithleverspecialneeds.cfm

June 10 (pre-applications): DOD Military Infectious Diseases Applied Research Award; $2 million over three years. More: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=231513

July 10 (concept papers): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity; early career investigators, $170,000. More: http://goo.gl/LQ4eE

Aug. 17 (letter of intent): NIH Biophysical and Biomechanical Aspects of Embryonic Development. More: (R21) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-206.html, (R01) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-207.html

Aug. 16 (letter of intent): NIH Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats Cooperative Research Projects (U01); 10 to 20 awards, $2.5 million over five years. More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-208.html

Aug. 24 (letter of intent): NIH Dual Purpose with Dual Benefit: Research in Biomedicine and Agriculture Using Agriculturally Important Domestic Animal Species (R01). More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-204.html

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COMMUNICATIONS KIOSK
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WHAT DO SCIENTIFIC STUDIES SHOW?
Popular media report "scientific results" nearly every day. But what use are scientific results if they are so frequently reversed? In the opinion pages of The New York Times on April 25, Gary Gutting at the University of Notre Dame, said the problem is typically not with the science but with the reporting. More: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/what-do-scientific-studi...

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MARGINALIA
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STUDY ABROAD PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Winning entries have been announced in the 16th CALS Study Abroad Photo Contest. Laura Bro, senior in animal science, won the scenic and artistic quality category with "Paekakariki Beach Sunset" in New Zealand. Rachel Pierce, sophomore in global resource systems, won the cross culture category with "Caution: Cattle Crossing" in Ireland. Louis Hilgemann, senior in forestry, won the ISU Around the World category with "Rainforest Birding" in Ecuador. See the winning photos at: http://www.agstudyabroad.iastate.edu/Photo_Contest/the_16th_photo_contes...

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