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The Earth

Course: GEOL 100L Credits: 1 Instructor: Dr. Aaron Wood Students design a research project that investigates local groundwater and surface water issues. Projects are open-ended, with students contributing to a growing database of water quality measurements. Previous research projects have included, “How do chemical levels vary midstream and at confluence of Squaw Creek and Skunk … Continue reading The Earth

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Advanced General Chemistry

Course: CHEM 201L Credits: 0-3 Instructor: Dr. Sara Pistolesi The students in this freshmen-level advanced chemistry lab become collaborators in the faculty member’s research group and explore the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide to useful hydrocarbon feedstocks such as ethylene. Global climate change and energy consumption are unmet problems that may ultimately be impacted by … Continue reading Advanced General Chemistry

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Phage Discovery

Course: MICRO 115 (Fall) and MICRO 116 (Spring) Credits: 2 Instructor: Dr. Nick Peters and Dr. Nancy Boury. Phage are viruses that specifically attack bacteria. They are extremely diverse and numerous; recent estimates suggest that there are 10 billion times as many phage on earth as there are stars in the entire universe! Interestingly, we … Continue reading Phage Discovery

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FRI featured in the Iowa State Daily

The Freshmen Research Initiative was featured in the October 20th edition of the Iowa State Daily. The article details the advantages of freshmen research and the opportunities available for first-year students at ISU. Read more here.

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FRI featured in Alliance for Iowa State Newsletter

The Freshmen Research Initiative was featured in the Alliance for Iowa State Newsletter Wednesday, October 4th. The Alliance for Iowa State is a coalition of Iowa State University alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends. The Alliance advocates Iowa State University’s land grant mission throughout Iowa while focusing its advocacy on state legislators and public … Continue reading FRI featured in Alliance for Iowa State Newsletter

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Physical Activity Promotion

Course: KIN 290 Credits: 1 Instructor: Dr. Greg Welk Students will contribute to ongoing research conducted through the Physical Activity and Health Promotion Lab.  The lab conducts a variety of applied research on different populations and in different settings but the focus of the lab is on the assessment and promotion of physical activity and … Continue reading Physical Activity Promotion

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Dancing for Parkinson’s

Course: KIN 290 Credits: 1 Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Stegemöller Students will participate in research that examines neural motor control in persons with Parkinson’s disease and how various treatment strategies (i.e. music therapy, singing, dance) improve movement and associated brain activity, as well as quality of life and cognitive measures. Students will also have hands-on experiences … Continue reading Dancing for Parkinson’s

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Antibacterial Agents

Course: CHEM 299 Credits: 1 Instructors: Drs. Greg Phillips, Art Winter, Levi Stanley, and George Kraus This project will utilize a multicomponent reaction discovered in the NSF sponsored Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals. Freshman undergraduate chemistry students will learn to conduct state-of-the-art organic chemistry experiments in a classroom-lab setting. Specifically, each student will combine … Continue reading Antibacterial Agents

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Great turn out at the first annual FRI Symposium 2016

The inaugural FRI 2016 Symposium held April 26th was a great success. Over 80 freshmen presented posters on their authentic research experiences in biology, engineering, geology, and more. FRI 2016 Symposium Booklet The next FRI Symposium will be held in April 2017. Stay tuned for more details.