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Michele Farnham Celebrates 25 Years with the ISURP

Michele Farnham recently celebrated her 25th anniversary working at the Iowa State University Research Park (ISURP). She began working with the ISURP in 1995 and has thoroughly enjoyed her time and the changes the Park has experienced. Michele serves as the Manager of Facilities Services. In this role, Michele oversees twelve buildings for the Research Park. Her work is critical for the day-to-day operation of the Research Park. 

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Meet the ISURP Team: Rick Sanders, President and Director

AMES, Iowa (October 12th, 2020) – If there is one thing that describes Rick Sanders, it is his commitment to family, both at home and at work. Rick grew up in a small suburb of Birmingham, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB),...
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Student Innovation Center Open for Collaboration

AMES, Iowa (September 25th, 2020) – With the recent opening of the Iowa State University Student Innovation Center, students, faculty, and industry now have a great space to meet, learn, and collaborate. The Research Park has 2 rooms in the SIC that are...
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TMC Driver Appreciation Week

This week, TMC Transportation hosted Driver Appreciation Week. On Tuesday, Interns were able to get out of the office and thank drivers like Kyle for their commitment to safety on the roads. The sacrifices that drivers make to be away from their families and do so safely is what helps keep America moving.

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ISU Research Park Provides Space for IDHS D-SNAP Program

AMES, Iowa (Sep. 16, 2020) – The ISU Research Park is providing space to facilitate the Iowa Department of Human Services’ (IDHS) Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Program (D-SNAP). Starting Tuesday, September 15 through Saturday, September 19, qualifying...
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Research Park Celebrates the Completion of Collaboration Place

On Wednesday, August 26th, the Research Park celebrated the completion of Collaboration Place and Riverside Road which will link University Boulevard near the Economic Development Core Facility to Riverside Drive on the east border of the Research Park. This...
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Kris Johansen Resigns EDIR Posts to Join NIAMRRE

AMES, Iowa (Aug 5, 2020) – Interim Vice President for Economic Development and Industry Relations David Spalding announced Kris Johansen has officially resigned from her six-year post as manager, industry engagement in the Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations (EDIR) and four-year post as Iowa State University Startup Factory COO effective August 17.

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Iowa State University and partners selected as a finalist for major National Science Foundation research grant focused on rural broadband

AMES, IA – The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a consortium of 35 leading wireless companies and associations, has announced that a research project led by Iowa State University and its
partners is one of two finalists in a national competition for a large-scale wireless research testbed aimed at studying novel ways to reduce the cost of broadband delivery to rural communities.

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GROSS-WEN TECHNOLOGIES, PARTNERS AWARDED $240,000 GRANT TO DEVELOP PROMISING ENERGY TECHNOLOGY

AMES, Iowa (July 13, 2020) – Iowa State University-affiliated startup Gross-Wen Technologies, Inc. (GWT) will partner on one of 82 projects selected to receive funding supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The project team, led by DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in partnership with GWT and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago, has been awarded a $240,000 TCF grant to develop a next-generation algal wastewater treatment process to improve phosphorus removal from wastewater.