Monday, 13 Feb 2017
Two distinguished alumni of the Iowa State Department of Economics return to campus to discuss policy options and incentives to improve water quality and environmental health in Iowa and the upper Midwest. Part of the yearlong Economics Forum.
Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017
Johanna Hurme and Sasa Radulovic, founders of Winnipeg-based design firm 5468796 Architecture, will talk about the conditions and ambition required to change the Midwest status quo in architecture and share examples from their firm's projects.
Mary Jones, professor of art and design at Grandview University, Des Moines, is a mixed-media artist, illustrator and printmaker who explores the creative potential of physically engaging with one's environment. She will discuss how walking well-trodden paths is like remembering in layers, and how this process of remembering is similar to the layers in her prints.
"Nutrition and Exercise for Optimal Health" - Miriam Nelson, author of the bestselling book "Strong Women Stay Young," will discuss what foods you should eat to stay young and healthy as well as what types and how much exercise improves health.
Col. (Ret.) Lawrence Wilkerson was Secretary of State Colin Powell's chief of staff from 2002 to 2005. He was also associate director of the State Department's policy planning staff under the directorship of Ambassador Richard Haass. During his thirty-one years in the U.S. Army he served as Deputy Executive Officer to then-General Colin Powell when he commanded the U.S. Army Forces Command, and Special Assistant to General Powell when...
Thursday, 16 Feb 2017
Bisi Ezerioha is a race car driver, high-performance engineer, and CEO of his own company, Bisimoto Engineering. He creates ridiculously fast cars and is credited with building the fastest Honda engines in the world.
Friday, 17 Feb 2017
"New insights into the strontium isotopic composition of seawater during the Late Permian mass extinction and Early Triassic biotic" by Dr. Alexa Sedlacek, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.
Industrial designer and applied anthropologist Siobhan Gregory, a senior lecturer in design and design research at Wayne State University in Detroit, will speak about the changing roles, responsibilities and expectations of industrial designers working in the private and social sectors and the increasingly important role of anthropological methods in creating designs that are culturally appropriate, inclusive and relevant.
Are you curious about space? Do you wonder about what you can see in the night sky? If so, bring your questions and come to the ISU Planetarium and join us for an evening under the stars! Shows at 6:30 (kids show), 7 and 7:30.