Monday, 01 Nov 2021
Seminar: Effects of low stakes quizzing on student learning in plant identification courses
Join this in-person seminar to hear Iowa State University Grad student Sammie Lyle discuss an introductory research proposal to outline Master's research in horticulture education.
Seminar: Effects of smooth crabgrass and white clover populations on athletic field safety
Join this in-person seminar to hear Iowa State University Grad student Thomas Donelan discuss the research plan to determine what the population threshold of smooth crabgrass and white clover is to limit the risks associated with controlling each species and ensuring turf quality of an athletic field.
Seminar: Quantifying growth and development of spring radishes under controlled environments
Join this in-person seminar to hear Iowa State University Grad student Ryan Niepagen discuss research into the feasibility or and rationale for growing spring radishes under controlled environments at a commercial scale using traditional hydroponic methods.
Tuesday, 02 Nov 2021
Mecca and the Hajj under Quarantine from Cholera to COVID-19
In light of our current global crisis with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its role in Saudi Arabia's difficult decision to dramatically restrict hajj, umrah, and tourism travel in 2020 and 2021, the relevance of Mecca's pandemic past raises urgent new questions for understanding the present and future of pilgrimage management and even wider questions of mass mobility, tourism, travel restrictions, and border management.
Thursday, 04 Nov 2021
DATE CHANGE: Innovator Readiness Hardest Skills Series
This event has been moved to Nov. 9. ISU Innovator-in-Residence David Slump will announce this year's Student Innovation Fund Challenge. David will discuss the process of identifying and breaking down global and societal problems into manageable student projects.
Minorities Report: Indigenous Peoples in Socialist and Post-Socialist China
What are "indigenous peoples" in China, and what are their worlds like? How did the Ming and Qing states manage non-Han indigenous peoples through the native hereditary chieftain system (known as the tusi system)? How did the socialist state create a nation of 56 nationalities, and what were its policies towards so-called "minority nationalities?" Erik Mueggler, University of Michigan, will deliver the Phi Beta Kappa Lecture.
Friday, 05 Nov 2021
Flagship Friday Innovators Forum: Energy Matters
"Energy Matters," Michael Van Parys, architect at Van Parys Architecture + Design and leader of the Energy Vault Innovation Sprint. Michael is an experienced Principal Architect with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Sales, Feasibility Studies, Construction, and Management. Strong in sustainable design solutions, problem solving and creative thinking.
Tuesday, 09 Nov 2021
Professional and Scientific Council seminar series
"Moving on From Pronouns," Andra Castle, assistant director of the Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity. Castle will talk about gender in the workplace and how to develop understanding of gender to create and sustain gender inclusivity, including third person pronouns, how to navigate pronoun changes, and what pronouns teach us about gender. They will provide action steps and reflection questions to help guide understanding.
Innovation 101: How to Use the Student Innovation Center
Explore the Boeing Advanced Fabrication and Assembly Shop in the Student Innovation Center. Registration (free) required.
Innovator Readiness Hardest Skills Series: Succeeding at Global Challenges
ISU Innovator-in-Residence David Slump will announce this year's Student Innovation Fund Challenge. David will discuss the process of identifying and breaking down global and societal problems into manageable student projects. (Originally scheduled for Nov. 4.)
Seminar: Genetic conflicts and seed development
Join us to hear Dr. Mary Gehring, Associate Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discuss her latest results on the divergent roles for maternal and paternal RNA Pol IV during seed development and the basis for dosge sensitivity in Arabidopsis endosperm.
Uncles Sam Wants Who? Women, Men, and the Meaning of American Selective Service
Why is the question of whether women, just like men, should register with Selective Service controversial? Amy J. Rutenberg will discuss the current push for women to register in the context of the different meanings Americans have attributed to military service and the draft, over time.
Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021
Invention Technical Readiness Series: Innovation and Invention in Performing Arts
Join Lance LaDuke (Carnegie Mellon University), Gavin Brehm (Conn-Selmer), Dr. Michael Golemo, and Christian Charichner (ISU Music and Theatre Department) for a conversation on changes to the performing arts in the 21st century.
Thursday, 11 Nov 2021
DATE CHANGE: Innovation and Invention in Performing Arts
This event has been moved to Nov. 10.
Lecture: What Race Is, What It Is Not, and Why It Matters
"Race" as we use it is not a biological category. Nor is there a "natural" explanation for why race relations are often difficult, but there are lots of interesting social, political, psychological, and historical ones. Agustin Fuentes is a Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University researching human evolution, multispecies anthropology, and structures of race and racism.
Friday, 12 Nov 2021
Flagship Friday Innovators Forum: Cracks in Your Character
"Cracks in Your Character," Anthony Sardella, founder and vice chairman of evolve24, a leader in predictive analytics and decision sciences.
Lecture: Cracks in Your Character
Anthony Sardella is the Founder and Vice-Chairman of evolve24, a company he founded in 2004. He guides the company's advancements in artificial intelligence, data, and decision sciences. evolve24 is a leader in predictive analytics and decision sciences that drives greater certainty in strategic decision making. This is part of the ISU Student Innovation Center noon talks.
Panel: Military Affiliated Students in the Classroom
"Supporting Those Who Serve: Military Affiliated Students in the Classroom." There are currently 675 military veterans, Reservists, and National Guard members enrolled at ISU. Please join us in learning more about supporting our military-affiliated students in the classroom. The panel discussion with military students will be facilitated by Rita Case, Director of ISU Veteran's Center. Anyone interested is welcome to join.
Seminar: Distributed beamforming with autonomous UGVs
Join us at this Electrical and Computer Engineering Distinguished Lecture series to hear Dr. Brian M. Sadler, US Army Senior Scientist for Intelligent Systems at the Army Research Laboratory, discuss recent advances in distributed beamforming among small, low-power autonomous unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to achieve longer range connectivity to a client.
Seminar: The functions and signaling mechanisms of FERONIA receptor kinase in plant growth and stress responses.
Join this Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Seminar to hear Dr. Michelle (Hongqing) Guo, adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology at Iowa State University, discuss her research into understanding how plants respond to their environment.
Monday, 15 Nov 2021
Seminar: Education After COVID: Opportunities and Adventures
Hear from Dr. Cynthia M. Furse, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah, about the changes to education and learning as a result of the COVID pandemic.
Virtual lecture: Education after Covid
"Education After Covid: Opportunities and Adventures," Cynthia Furse, professor of electrical and computer engineering, University of Utah. Part of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering's seminar series.
Tuesday, 16 Nov 2021
Futures Forum: Photojournalism and Multimedia Storytelling
Leigh Vogel, a freelance photographer for clients such as the Associated Press, Getty Images and The New York Times, will share industry tips and career advice on multimedia storytelling. She'll be joined by Greenlee School graduates Emily Kestel, a visual journalist for the Des Moines Business Record; and Kelsey Kremer, an Emmy Award-winning photojournalist for the Des Moines Register.
Seminar: No Country for old flies: The role of p38 MAPK in aging
Join us for this Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Seminar to hear Dr. Alysia Vrailas-Mortimer, associate professor of aging and physiology at Illinois State University, discuss her research studying the relationship between protein aggregation, aging and oxidative stress.
Lecture: Immigration and Sino-U.S. Foreign Relations
Through the lens of Chinese immigration and its regulation, this lecture explores key values and approaches applied by the U.S. government in managing racial and cultural diversity in its population and how immigration policy interacts with economic and international relations priorities.
Wednesday, 17 Nov 2021
Scenes of Production: Landscape, Infrastructure and Capitalist Development
Doug Spencer, Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture, will discuss work on his third book, "Scenes of Production: Architecture and the Subject of Capital," in this Architecture Research Exchange presentation sponsored by the Department of Architecture. Zoom link in description.
Thursday, 18 Nov 2021
Lecture: Soil Erosion in Biochemical Cycling of Essential Elements
Dr. Asmeret Berhe will discuss how the accurate estimation of the global soil carbon stock and the potential of soils to sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide are complicated by the effects of soil redistribution on both net primary productivity and decomposition.
Friday, 19 Nov 2021
Flagship Friday Innovators Forum: Crying in the Bathroom
"Crying in the Bathroom," Ana Pinto da Silva, CEO and co-founder of Minka, a radical alternative to traditional senior housing, building intergenerational communities that seek to strengthen connections, improve health and increase wellbeing.
Professional Practices Forum: How Engineering Thinking Promotes Innovation Mindset
Mani Mina, associate professor of industrial design and electrical and computer engineering. Part of the Professional Practices Forum series. Registration (free) required.
Monday, 29 Nov 2021
Seminar: Quantifying the effects of nitrogen form, fertilizer type, and fertilizer concentration on North American herbaceous perennials.
Join this Horticulture Graduate Seminar to hear Boston Swan, graduate student in the Department of Horticulture at Iowa State University, discuss research into optimized fertilizer concentration and nitrogen forms for six tall grass prairie species and six woodland spring ephemerals.