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CAC grants $50,000 for College of Design robotic arm

December 3, 2018 9:45 am

CAC Grants $50,000 for College of Design Robotic Arm

After joining the university in 2015, architecture assistant professors Shelby Doyle and Nick Senske co-founded the ISU Computation + Construction Lab (CCL), designed to bring the latest tools and technologies into their department, from 3D printers to plasma cutters. The pair took another step forward with the initiative during CAC’s Oct.

CoD Research Highlight: Reinaldo Correa

October 24, 2018 10:35 am

ISU lecturer incorporates three ecosystems into sculpture for Jester Park Nature Center

Posted AMES, Iowa – You can find Polk County’s three major ecosystems – prairie, woodlands and wetlands – at Jester Park in Granger. Soon, you’ll be able to see all of those elements incorporated into a sculpture designed by an Iowa State University lecturer.

CoD Research Highlight: Sarah Hamideh

October 24, 2018 10:22 am

Researchers studying Marshalltown tornado’s impact on renter, immigrant households

Posted MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – An EF3 tornado carved a path of destruction through Marshalltown this summer, leaving hundreds of damaged homes and buildings and an ongoing search for recovery assistance.

Friday Research Seminar: Hans Klein-Hewett

October 19, 2018 11:05 am

The Changing Face of American Landscape Tourism
Friday, Oct 19th
12:10 -1 p.m., room 130, College of Design


American landscape tourism has changed dramatically due to changes in transportation, wealth, politics, and perhaps most importantly, expectations. What started as a month-long sojourn for the elite became a day- or week-long expectation for all classes. This presentation will focus on the changing nature of landscape tourism, with a focus on how tourist destinations struggle to keep up with national trends.
Hans Klein-Hewett, assistant professor in Landscape Architecture.

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Call for proposals: 2019 BNIM Regenerative Design Challenge

September 18, 2018 2:16 pm

BNIM, an award-winning architecture and design firm with offices in Des Moines, Kansas City and San Diego, is sponsoring the 2019 BNIM Regenerative Design Challenge to support multidisciplinary faculty research in the areas of sustainability and regenerative design. Funding of $10,000 over one year (2019) is available to faculty and/or staff within the College of Design, including tenured and tenure-track faculty, lecturers, senior lecturers and professional and scientific staff. A minimum of two co-principal investigators must be from two separate College of Design departments. Proposals should be sent electronically as a single PDF file to Mandy Youngquist by 5 p.m. November 1, 2018 with the successful team to be announced December 1, 2018.  Funding availability will be from January 1 to December 31, 2109.

The application form can be found at:



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