Juan Proano Aviles, a student in the Biorenewable Resources and Technologies (BRT) graduate program, has completed a fellowship in Reiman Gardens’ Portal to the Public science communications program. The fellowship provides workshops and mentorships to help scientists and students enhance their communications skills. As part of the program, fellows develop a hands-on activity related to their … Continue reading BRT Student Boosts Science Communications Skills with Fellowship
News from BEI and associated programs.
Two graduate students in the Biorenewable Resources and Technology (BRT) program won prizes in a poster competition held by the Center for Crops Utilization Research (CCUR) and BioCentury Research Farm (BCRF). The event was held April 20, 2017. Patrick Hall with his winning poster. Patrick Hall, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at Iowa State, … Continue reading BRT Students Take Home Poster Prizes
A wooden stool made by Matthew Obbink was named best-in-show at the eighth annual Biorenewables Art Competition. Entitled Dunnage Stool #1, the stool is made with reused materials and natural stains and paints. Obbink is a graduate student in Art and Visual Culture at Iowa State University. Obbink receives a cash award of $750, which … Continue reading Wood Artwork Wins Biorenewables Art Competition
Robert C. Brown, BEI director and an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and the Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University, is tied for number 44 in the “Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy” for 2017, as nominated and voted by the readers of The Biofuels Digest and … Continue reading Brown Moves Up to 44th in Top 100 in Bioeconomy Listing
The Governors’ Biofuels Coalition has donated $1,000 to the Bioeconomy Institute Excellence Fund in Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s name. The donation will help fund scholarships for graduate students studying biorenewables at Iowa State University. It was made possible by the proceeds from a breakfast honoring Branstad held by the Coalition in summer 2016. The Coalition, with … Continue reading Governors’ Biofuels Coalition Donates to BEI Grad Scholarships