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Show Me The Money: Federal R&D Support For Academic Chemistry, 1990–2009, Joshua L. Rosenbloom, Donna K. Ginther Dec 2016

Show Me The Money: Federal R&D Support For Academic Chemistry, 1990–2009, Joshua L. Rosenbloom, Donna K. Ginther

Economics Working Papers

We examine the distribution of Federal support for chemistry Research and Development (R&D) performed at U.S. universities from 1990-2009. Federal R&D funding is an essential source of funds for investigator-driven research at the nation’s universities. Previous studies have documented that aggregated federal R&D funding has become more dispersed over time and attributed this to political pressure to spread resources more evenly. There have, however, been few studies of the allocation of funds within narrowly defined scientific disciplines. By narrowing the focus and exploiting the panel nature of our data we are better able to analyze ...


What A Scientist Looks Like: How Community Colleges Can Utilize And Enhance Science Identity Development As A Means To Improve Success For Women Of Color, Sarah Rodriguez-Jones, Kelly J. Cunningham, Alec Jordan Dec 2016

What A Scientist Looks Like: How Community Colleges Can Utilize And Enhance Science Identity Development As A Means To Improve Success For Women Of Color, Sarah Rodriguez-Jones, Kelly J. Cunningham, Alec Jordan

Education Publications

This article explores the application of science identity development theory for women of color interested in the science disciplines; and it advocates for taking an intersectional approach to understanding how women of color form science identities. The article also challenges community college administrators and scholars to focus on redefining science identity development theory within the community college setting as a means to enhance success for women of color pursuing academic work in scientific disciplines.

Women of color are severely underrepresented in science and engineering occupations; they make up approximately 5% of employed scientists and engineers (2% Black, 2% Hispanic, 1 ...


What Are The Best Universities In The Nation, And Why?, Taylor Finn Dec 2016

What Are The Best Universities In The Nation, And Why?, Taylor Finn

Honors Projects and Posters

This project is an economists approach to ranking universities in the United States. The goal of this research was twofold. First, I aimed to assign a market based quality measure to 950 universities. This was accomplished by using NACE data from 2013 to calculate a weighted average of salaries for each university. This is what graduates should receive on average after graduation. We then used PayScale data from 2013 to find out what graduates from each university actually made. The difference between what they should receive and actually receive equals the quality value. Second, I analyzed how specific university attributes ...


Changing The World One Backpack At A Time: The Story Of Micah's Backpack And Community Engagement, Jennie Hodge, Nancy K. Franz Nov 2016

Changing The World One Backpack At A Time: The Story Of Micah's Backpack And Community Engagement, Jennie Hodge, Nancy K. Franz

Education Books

It started with one backpack, or rather, one backpack program. Micah’s Backpack was an initiative launched in Blacksburg, Virginia. The group, organized by members of St. Michael Lutheran Church, initially started by distributing backpacks full of food to five children from low-resource families. Now, the outreach has grown to feed nearly three hundred children. In addition to Micah’s Backpack, new programs have flourished under the Micah’s Caring Initiative: Micah’s Mobile Backpack, Micah’s Garden, Micah’s Soup for Seniors, and Micah’s Closet. All provide vital services to the community.


A'N'E, Matthew T. Seifert, Heather Mcclure, Curt Pratt, Dan Rodman, Lori Mescher, Kara Sjoblom Sep 2016

A'N'E, Matthew T. Seifert, Heather Mcclure, Curt Pratt, Dan Rodman, Lori Mescher, Kara Sjoblom

Ethos

No abstract provided.


Campus Watch, Bill Kopatich, Elaine Ackert, Tamara Freund, Tracy Deutmeyer Sep 2016

Campus Watch, Bill Kopatich, Elaine Ackert, Tamara Freund, Tracy Deutmeyer

Ethos

No abstract provided.


Events, Ethos Magazine Sep 2016

Events, Ethos Magazine

Ethos

No abstract provided.


Front Lines, Jen Schroeder Sep 2016

Front Lines, Jen Schroeder

Ethos

Although my body was numb from the coldness which seeped through my nostrils at 6:I5 a.m., I still managed to sense the excitement hovering in the air as I waited along with other local reporters outside the Memorial Union on the morning of April 25, 1995.


Front Matter, Ethos Magazine Sep 2016

Front Matter, Ethos Magazine

Ethos

No abstract provided.


Be A Student Of Life, Gary Wingenbach Jun 2016

Be A Student Of Life, Gary Wingenbach

Ethos

The countdown has begun! Graduation at Iowa State will be here very soon. It's a time of joy and celebration for many and a time of apprehension for others. But what's to fear outside the walls of Iowa State? Nothing if you have a plan.


Where Is The Outrage?, Chris Miller Jun 2016

Where Is The Outrage?, Chris Miller

Ethos

The Rev. Jon Seda is the acting pastor of Ames' St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. He is active in the pro-life movement and recently expressed his views in an Iowa State Daily letter to the editor. In his letter, Seda stated that there are similarities to the abortion controversy and the recent public outrage over Susan Smith's alleged murder of her young children. The letter prompted many replies from Iowa State students.


The After-College Search, Rhonda Drost, Darcy Dougherty, Jen Schroeder, Jennifer Holland, Becky Waller Jun 2016

The After-College Search, Rhonda Drost, Darcy Dougherty, Jen Schroeder, Jennifer Holland, Becky Waller

Ethos

What's that? A light at the end of the tunnel! It's been four long years (or is that five years? Six?) and you are ready to graduate . But to get to that light, you have to be on the tracks. That means resumes, cover letters, internships, job searches and treks to the career services office. Got it together? Turn the page and let ethos help.


Someone To Talk To, Ahnalee Luchtel Jun 2016

Someone To Talk To, Ahnalee Luchtel

Ethos

Stress and depression are no strangers to college students. But unfortunately, help often is a stranger. Students who need someone to talk to - about practically anything - might think they have nowhere to turn.


See The Light, Ronda Drost Jun 2016

See The Light, Ronda Drost

Ethos

Every year I dread winter, and every year I suffer through it. My grades decline in January and February. I go out little and am always grouchy. I eat a lot and I gain weight- only to lose it again in the spring when I get so hyper and energetic that I sleep little and rarely sit.


Veishea Highlights Education, Jennifer Wing Jun 2016

Veishea Highlights Education, Jennifer Wing

Ethos

To reemphasize the theme of education, the Veishea Open House Committee is attempting to incorporate open houses into the classrooms on Veishea Friday.


Iowa Students Unite Against Tuition Increases, Darcy Dougherty Jun 2016

Iowa Students Unite Against Tuition Increases, Darcy Dougherty

Ethos

If Gov. Terry Branstad's budget passes, Iowa State tuition may increase by 7 percent to 12 percent. But some Iowa students are not giving up without a fight. More than 60 students from Iowa's regent universities attended a rally at the state capitol in mid-February to impress their financial concerns on state legislators. The rally was organized by the United Students of Iowa.


Building A Global Physics Bridge, Mark Berry Jun 2016

Building A Global Physics Bridge, Mark Berry

Ethos

On the first floor of the Physics Building at Iowa State is the headquarters of an organization that is only the second of its type in the world.


Mighty Monkeying Around, Jeff Inman, Monique Nicodeme Jun 2016

Mighty Monkeying Around, Jeff Inman, Monique Nicodeme

Ethos

Okay, so Saturday Night Live isn't giving you the comedy fix that it used to. Stand-up is pretty boring. And Roseanne is just beginning to grate on your nerves. Comedy isn't what it used to be. Sounds like a job for Precision Man and Trigger Boy, two of the mainstays of the Mighty Monkey Power Hour.


Costumes By Computer, Shuva Rahim Jun 2016

Costumes By Computer, Shuva Rahim

Ethos

Thanks to a new form of computer technology, Iowa State's theatre productions this year have been one step ahead of Broadway.

Joseph Kowalski, an Iowa State design professor, is using a new program to design costumes for the stage.


Sinister Dane, Chris Daly Jun 2016

Sinister Dane, Chris Daly

Ethos

Angst has a new name in the Midwest- Sinister Dane. Rage manifests itself in this biracial quartet from St. Louis, Mo., and they let their intensity shine on their self-titled debut.


Front Lines, Blaine Deutsch Jun 2016

Front Lines, Blaine Deutsch

Ethos

As much as I hate to admit it, I'm nearing that stage of my life called "the real world." Unfortunately for me, this part will not by sponsored by MTV. I will not be supplied with a furnished studio apartment or all expense paid trips to the Bahamas. Instead, I'll be given a diploma and three words of encouragement: "Good luck kid !" From that point onward, my life is in my hands. It's up to me to find a job, pay insurance and scout out the best Sunday softball league. The craziest part of this all is ...


Front Matter, Ethos Magazine Jun 2016

Front Matter, Ethos Magazine

Ethos

Includes "Cover" and "Table of Contents".


Essay, Maranda Marks Jun 2016

Essay, Maranda Marks

Ethos

A year ago I hated computers and I was convinced they hated me. I really had no reason to like them, anyway. We didn't have one at home (and still don't). l wasn't into video games, and if I ever needed a paper typed, my mom offered the lowest price per page around.


Interview, Jeff Inman Jun 2016

Interview, Jeff Inman

Ethos

A "B" Western movie star running the state government? Perhaps in California. But Iowa? It could happen, especially if Iowa write-in gubernatorial candidate Art Roamer has his way. So what does this cowboy of sorts, the alter ego of Des Moines artist Gene Hamilton, have to offer the state of"loway?" ethos asked this fictional "man with a mission" about his candidacy, his platform and a few of his favorite cowboy words.


Once Upon A Revision..., Anthony Stefani Jun 2016

Once Upon A Revision..., Anthony Stefani

Ethos

It's a downcast day in the enchanted forest The Big Bad Wolf is working his hide off doing community service. At the tender age of 13. Goldilocks is being charged with breaking and entering and the Fairy Godmother from Cinderella has been accused of cruelty to animals.


The "Right" Voice, Becky Walker Jun 2016

The "Right" Voice, Becky Walker

Ethos

It was a Wednesday night in September, and the Government of the Student Body senators were hunched over their tables, some exhausted, some bored and some pumped with adrenaline. They argued. They listened. They considered weeks of debates, speeches and editorials. They argued some more.


Iowa State In Transition, Colleen Hamilton Jun 2016

Iowa State In Transition, Colleen Hamilton

Ethos

Iowa State is in the process of forming a strategic plan that will help direct the university's future through the year 2000. The process of reviewing, thinking ahead, asking questions and looking at the university in its totality is very important. ISU President Martin Jischke said. It is a template for decision making, it creates a sense of community and confidence and it communicates internally and externally that we have a goal.


Renovation And Commemoration, Cathy Clark Jun 2016

Renovation And Commemoration, Cathy Clark

Ethos

As students pass Old Botany in the coming month s, they are likely to notice a slow transformation. This historic building, once slated for demolition, will soon be restored to house the Carrie Chapman Can Center for Women and Politics, offices of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the philosophy department.


The Inter-What?, Dawn Bormann Jun 2016

The Inter-What?, Dawn Bormann

Ethos

We've all been told that this Internet thing is here to stay. But is this "information superhighway" really the new wave of the future? Is this a new direction for America, or merely a passing fad? The federal government is confident enough to make recent forays into the system. Regardless, Net use is becoming more common, and if you are like me, that can be kind of intimidating. For those of you who don't have a clue as to what the Internet is, where to stop or better yet, which stop signs to heed, this article is for ...


Variety, Jeff Inman, Jen Schroeder Jun 2016

Variety, Jeff Inman, Jen Schroeder

Ethos

Ames may not be the next Seattle, Chapel Hill, or wherever else bands seem to be popping up, but it does get its fair share of live music. Some of the shows were so good you just had to be there, but if you weren't, here is a little overview of a few of the musicians who set Ames' cumulative stage aglow.