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Department approved Foreign Travel Grants due to the dean's office. Please submit original copy. Information on these grants may be found at: http://www.facsen.iastate.edu/foreigntravel
The College of Design's fall undergraduate and graduate convocation will take place Saturday, Dec. 17. This is a separate event from the official Iowa State University commencement ceremony. This event includes bachelor's and master's students only from the College of Design and allows students and their guests a more individualized celebration of their achievement. Candidates for degrees from the College of Design will be recognized at a reception at 9:30 a.m. in the Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum (atrium) and a convocation at 10 a.m. in Kocimski Auditorium.
The College of Design's Multicultural Liaison Office, together with faculty and peer mentors will host a series of workshops for multicultural design students on assembling high-quality portfolios for the enrollment-managed application process at the end of the Core Design Program.
Today's workshop, the last of the semester, will focus on preparing a grid layout for your portfolio.
Carlos Bedoya, founding partner of Mexico City-based architecture firm Productora, will present "Architecture with a Detour" as part of the 2016-17 ISU Department of Architecture Lecture Series. His presentation is free and open to the public.
Bedoya will look at Productora's work "through a set of architectural variables as a means to tease out the practice's engagement not with solving problems per se, but with engaging the inherent 'difficulty' of architecture as a productive element of design," he said.
"Following Josef Maria Rilke's writings, a key question of Productora's research has been to ask how design should not only attempt to resolve difficulties, but to create architecture as difficulty: architecture imagined as a sort of detour."
The College of Design invites researchers interested in advancing youth inclusion in public space to attend the inaugural research networking social on this topic. The social aims to find common ground between disciplines by generating research questions, exploring methodologies and discussing aspirations for future collaborations. Light snacks and a child-friendly movie with a babysitter will be provided.
Opening reception for "In Between Infill," an exhibition of work by eight ISU architecture students who participated in the ars 16 berlin summer academy, a five-week workshop organized by Iowa State University in partnership with Beuth Hoschule fur Technik Berlin, City College New York (CCNY) the German University of Technology (GUtech), Muscat Oman, and the Berlin housing association, WBM Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Berlin-Mitte, to address infill situations with innovative design approaches.
The Iowa State students collaborated with 23 students from the other three universities to develop proposals for future live-work scenarios in challenging infill sites in Berlin-Mitte. The students were mentored by Ulrike Passe, ISU associate professor of architecture; Ahu Aydogan Akseli, CCNY; Alexander Kader, GUtech, and Robert Demel and Mathias Essig, Beuth Hoschule Berlin.
Deborah Hauptmann, chair of the ISU architecture department, will give brief remarks at the reception.
Creating a Land Managment Plan for Sandhill Crane (Grus Canadensis)
Bret Lang, GIS certificate candidate, natural resource ecology and management
Adviser: Tim Stewart, associate professor, natural resource ecology and management
Sandhill cranes were once common across the state of Iowa until populations decreased drastically in the late 1800s due to European settlement. Although there have been sparse sightings, it wasn't until 1992 that the first successful nesting pair in 98 years was discovered in Tama County. Since then, a number of Iowa environmental entities have made managing their lands for Sandhill crane nesting a priority. This has led to a need to develop methods that will aid in discovering Sandhill crane nesting sites as well as determining areas that have potential for nesting habitat restoration.
In 2014, Polk County Conservation made Sandhill cranes one of their priority species for conservation. One thing they desire is to develop a GIS model that will help identify potential Sandhill crane nesting sites as well as areas to prioritize for wetland development in their managed lands.
Using ArcGIS model builder, Lang developed a model that would allow Polk County Conservation to serve this purpose while needing only a raster land cover map as an initial input. He has also used ArcGIS model builder to create a GIS model that would create hotspots on locations with high wetland restoration potential.
Agenda will be posted in college's weekly update published on Monday.
If you're considering a graduate degree in one of our design or art majors, this open house is for you! The event will give you the opportunity to interact with faculty and students, tour our facilities, engage with other prospective students and learn the value of our outstanding graduate programs. Questions? Contact Meredith Foley, graduate recruitment and student services coordinator, email@example.com. We can't wait for you to join us! RSVP online
Schedule of Events:
12:30 p.m. Check-in and Welcome Reception
12:45 p.m. Welcome Remarks
1:00 p.m. Program Breakout Session I
2:00 p.m. Program Breakout Session II
3:00 p.m. Graduate Student Panel
4:00 p.m. Reception/College & Campus Tours
CY Talks is a dialogue series to give all students a brave space to practice and engage in intercultural communication about issues of social justice. Participants will explore topics to deepen their understanding of the various dimensions of identity. The aim is to assist students in developing strategies to build self-awareness and a critical consciousness to help promote a more socially just community. Sponsored by the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Business, Design, Engineering, Human Sciences and Liberal Arts and Sciences and facilitated by the college's multicultural liaison officers.
The Politics of Design
Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco, lecturer in architecture, is a candidate for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Architecture. All College of Design faculty and staff are invited to attend her public presentation.
As an architect, Santoyo-Orozco has worked in Mexico City for Fernando Romero, in Maastricht for Wiel Arets and in London first for Foster and Partners and then for Arup Integrated Urbanism. As an educator, she has held teaching posts at Iowa State University, Central Saint Martins, University of Creative Arts and the Architectural Association.
Her work has been exhibited internationally from the Venice Biennale to Storefront for Art and Architecture, published in several journals and discussed in international conferences. She is completing her doctoral dissertation at the Architectural Association in London where she investigates the historical role architecture has played in the cultivation of an affective dimension of power.
Have you ever wondered how your favorite movie’s title sequence was made, or how to present your information in a unique way? With this workshop you can learn how! We will discuss how to turn a 2D image into a 3D environment, how to effectively combine a video and text, and how to make infographic pieces that combine motion, animation, and text. With instructor Bryan Clendenen you will be expertly guided into the world of motion graphics. Register Now
Through the interdisciplinary lens of various citizen science projects, panel participants will explore questions related to their experiences with multi-situational knowledge, multi-positional identity and multi-dimensional power in community-engaged scholarship.
Moderated by Janet Hecsh, associate dean of faculty at California State University at Sacramento, the panel will feature Iowa State faculty members Katherine Richardson Bruna and Gale Seiler, associate professors of education; Ulrike Passe, associate professor of architecture; Linda Shenk, associate professor of English; and Dara Wald, assistant professor of journalism and mass communication; and University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty member Lyric Bartholomay, associate professor of pathobiological sciences.
Space is limited to 25 people. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Coffee and dessert from the Cafe in Ames will be provided. Sponsored by the Urban Ecosystem Project, funded by the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award.
Workshops will be held the first Wednesday of the month in October, November and December 2016 from 6 to 7 p.m. in 130 Design. Today's workshop will focus on beginning your portfolio and photographing work for inclusion in the portfolio.
The College of Design will hold a homemade cupcake contest, sale and social from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Lightfoot Forum (atrium). Cupcakes will be judged on texture, flavor, aroma and general appearance. They will be sold for $2 each with proceeds going to the college's United Way of Story County campaign.
All graduate students are invited to a Scary Potluck at Design on Main, hosted by integrated visual arts graduate students. This is a great opportunity to visit the graduate studios at Design on Main. Please bring a scary dish to share!
Elia Zenghelis is a cofounder of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and current principal of Gigantes Zinghelis Architects (GZA), Athens, Greece.
During the 1980s, Zenghelis was the partner in charge of OMA London and OMA Athens. In 1987 he established Gigantes Zenghelis Architects with Eleni Gigantes in Athens. Since 1991, they also have had a branch office in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Zenghelis is a tenured professor of architecture at the Dusseldorf Academy of Fine Arts and was a guest professor for the fall 2015 semester at Yale University, New Haven, Conn. He previously taught at the Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design, Rotterdam, and the Architectural Association, London, for 20 years, and at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland, from 2002 to 2007. He is a professor emeritus at the University of Thessaly in Greece, which recently awarded him an honorary doctorate. He has been a visiting faculty member at countless universities in the United States, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland and Uruguay.
Zenghelis has served as an external examiner at the Bartlett School of Architecture, London; the Architectural Association; and the Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland; and seven times as juror on the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. As an architect, he won the Mies van Der Rohe Award for his work on Checkpoint Charlie (Berlin, 1989), the first project Gigantes Zinghelis Architects produced as an office, and the Eternit Architecture Award for the same building. He has served the Greek Ministry of Culture and the Environment in numerous appointments, including as commissioner for the Greek Architecture Pavilion at the 2000 Venice Biennale.
In 2000, Zenghelis received the RIBA Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectual Education from the Royal Institute of British Architects, and in 2002 he was awarded the UIA Jean Tschumi Prize from the International Union of Architects for his international impact on architectural education.
His lecture is part of the 2016-17 ISU Department of Architecture Lecture Series.
Alumni Michael Braley (BFA 1993 Graphic Design), creative director of Braley Design in Lexington, Ky.; Thomas R. Gerend, executive director of the Kansas City Streetcar Authority in Kansas City, Mo.; and Matt Ostanik, CEO of FunnelWise, based in West Des Moines, will receive the 2016 Design Achievement Award from the College of Design at the ISU Alumni Association's 85th Honors & Awards Ceremony. Alumna Kate Schwennsen (BA 1978 / MArch 1980 Architecture), FAIA, professor and director of the Clemson University School of Architecture in Clemson, South Carolina, will receive the 2016 Christian Petersen Design Award. Alumna Lynn M. Ross (BS 1999 Community & Regional Planning) will receive the 2016 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the ISU Alumni Association.
Olivia Valentine, assistant professor of art and visual culture, will talk about three recent collaborations: "Dailies" with Holly Murkerson, a book project covering six months of correspondence via cell phone cameras; "Between Systems and Grounds," a sound and performance project with Paula Matthusen, and "Metropoliz Future Forest," a landscape intervention and drawing with Firat Erdim, assistant professor of architecture, and Commonstudio in Rome, Italy.
Informal brown-bag session sponsored by the College of Design and the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.
Reception honoring College of Design alumni who will receive awards from the college and the university during Homecoming at the ISU Alumni Association's 85th Honors & Awards Ceremony. Remarks by Dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy hors d'oeurves and a complimentary bar and greet our awardees: Christian Petersen Design Award recipient Kate Schwennsen (BA 1978 / MArch 1980 Architecture), former professor of architecture and associate dean of the College of Design; Design Achievement Award recipients Michael Braley (BFA 1993 Graphic Design), Thomas R. Gerend (BS 2000 Community & Regional Planning) and Matt Ostanik (BArch 2001 Architecture / MBA 2009 Business Administration); and Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipient Lynn M. Ross (BS 1999 Community & Regional Planning).
Iowa State alumnus Michael Braley (BFA 1993 Graphic Design), creative director of Braley Design in Lexington, Kentucky, will share "mostly true tales from Iowa State 1989-93 and the true path that followed." He will receive a 2016 Design Achievement Award from the College of Design Friday, Oct. 28, at the ISU Alumni Association's 85th Honors & Awards Ceremony.
James Timberlake, FAIA, partner in KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia, will present the 2016 Curt F. Dale Guest Lecture in Architecture. Timberlake's presentation, "Ortlieb's!", will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design. Part of the 2016-17 ISU Department of Architecture Lecture Series, his talk is free and open to the public.
Students in the first-year Core Design Program are encouraged to attend the College of Design Program Night from 5:15 to 7:00 p.m. October 25, 2016. Representatives from each of our degree programs will be available to talk about their programs and answer your questions to help you decide what areas you want to apply to at the end of the academic year. Flyers with a map of locations for all programs will be hung around the building.
A Memorial Mass for Carlota Gutierrez, who had been a staff member of the Design Reading Room for 28 years, will be celebrated at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church. All are invited to the mass and to the meal following in the St. Cecilia Social Hall.
Do you plan to hire employees on sponsored project funds? Jenn Wiederin, HR liaison with the Colleges of Design and Business, will discuss when and how to start the hiring process for P&S staff, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students supported on grant funds; how to "on-board" new employess; your managerial responsibilities and much more.
Open to faculty and staff from all colleges, the IDRO Friday Research Seminar is a brown-bag lunch session sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.
Terry Rothrock will speak about his career creating large-scale ceramic work for television and film sets and the decorator-designer industry.
Join Career Services and the Multicultural Liaison Office for a career planning seminar on how to start planning for your future. Learn more about career services, job opportunities and internships. Have a plan and be ready!
Agenda will be posted in college's weekly update published on Mondays.
Annual College of Design open house for first-year students and their families in conjunction with Cyclone Family Weekend. This is an opportunity for parents and family members to meet students' instructors and academic advisers and see the college facilities. The DSN S 102 and 131 studios will be open to view. A brief program will begin at 10:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served.
Whether with chisel, cast shadow, sprayed ink or the pull of gravity, architecture Assistant Professor Fırat Erdim's research investigates the intersection of projection, place and materiality to question axioms of architectural imagination and construction. Of the two projects he will present, the first is a cartographic project utilizing walking as a means of unfolding the relationship between monuments and their civic territories, in Segovia, Spain, and Rome, Italy. The second is a collaborative project for a garden of ecological successions at the Museum of the Other and the Elsewhere of Metropoliz, a community occupying a former salami factory on the edges of Rome.
Bring your laptop for this hands-on training to learn how to strategically use the Pivot research funding database. Using your own Pivot account, you will learn how to identify and connect with public and private funding opportunities and send funding alerts to your email. No previous Pivot experience necessary to participate in this training, but you will need to sign up for a Pivot account prior to the event.
Sponsored by the Office of the VPR and the Grants Hub.
Join us for Caramel Apples! Apples will be served sliced in a bowl with homemade caramel sauce and toppings. Proceeds will go the College of Design's United Way campaign.
Join Balaji Narasimhan, professor of chemical and biological engineering, to learn the who, what, where, when and why of using unfunded agreements as a stepping stone to industry research partnerships. This seminar is targetd toward faculty members and students approaching the end of graduate school. Lunch will be provided. Register online (free) through Learn@ISU.
Join art and visual culture Professor Ingrid Lilligren and Assistant Professor Emily Morgan along with Jen Coppoc, lecturer in English and American Indian Studies, for a conversation on race, gender and the multi-layered meanings in the art of Josiah Wedgewood and J.J. Kandler's Meissen porcelain and Lilligren's response, which are all included in the Inspired By... exhibition on view at the Brunnier Art Museum.
Join Nancy Gebhart, visual literacy and learning educator with ISU University Museums, for a gallery talk on the Parks Library's Grant Wood murals "When Tillage Begins" and "Other Arts Follow," which served as inspiration for the work in the Common Threads III exhibition by Catherine Reinhart and Allison Wegren Metzger on display in the College of Design's Design on Main Gallery in downtown Ames.
Jillian Walliss and Heike Rahmann, co-authors of Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies: Re-Conceptualising Design and Making (Routledge, 2016), will speak about the book and their work in this lecture, part of the ISU Department of Landscape Architecture Lecture Series. They will also lead a workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in room 416 Design, for landscape architecture students and anyone interested in learning about new practices related to landscape and environmental design.
The National Historic Preservation Act was signed into law on Oct. 15, 1966, and 50 years later is still the most extensive preservation legislation ever enacted in the United States. The NHPA created the National Register of Historic Places, the list of National Historic Landmarks, and the State Historic Preservation Offices. Eight sites on the ISU campus alone are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, including the Farm House Museum and the Christian Petersen Courtyard in the Food Sciences Building.
Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock, assistant professor of community and regional planning, will discuss the significance of this act and the impact it has on the contemporary application of historic preservation initiatives.
Workshops will be held the first Wednesday of the month in October, November and December 2016 from 6 to 7 p.m. in 130 Design. Today's workshop will provide an overview of the college's enrollment-managed application process, and students who have successfully completed the process will be on hand to answer questions.
College of Design faculty and staff are invited to participate in a Design Research Networking Social on "Smart Cities" — what they are, should be and should not be, how to connect your research to the topic, how Design matters and what interdisciplinary research is needed for smart, sustainable urban development.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Carlota Gutierrez, who had been a Design Reading Room staff member for the past 28 years, will include a program beginning at 5:30 p.m. Family, friends, students and faculty are invited to join us to share their memories of Carlota. Refreshments will be served.
A tribute also is being planned for the College of Design's annual Awards Day ceremony in April, when the Carlota Dubon Gutierrez Latina Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student. Additional ways to honor Carlota are being planned.
The ISU StartUp Factory is accepting applications for its second cohort through Friday, Oct. 21. This 52-week intensive program, housed at the ISU Research Park, provides an avenue for students, faculty and staff to create businesses. The new cohort is slated to begin Jan. 3, 2017. Entrepreneurs in the ISU StartUp Factory receive formal training, resources and access to a network of business mentors, advisers, counselors and investors. For those interested in being involved, an Opportunity and Learning Session will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in room 1200A Economic Development Core Facility at 1805 Collaboration Pl., Ames.
Agenda will be posted in the college's weekly update published every Monday.
Opening reception for Common Threads III, a collaborative exhibition by local fiber artist and ISU alumna Catherine Reinhart and Minnesota printmaker and fiber artist Allison Wegren Metzger, on display Oct. 1-31 at the Iowa State University Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames.
FPDA applications approved by your department chair are due to the dean's office. More information on the application process is available at www.provost.iastate.edu/faculty-and-staff-resources/development/fpda.
Meet Ames artists Matthew Corones, who received a Master of Fine Arts in integrated visual arts from Iowa State in 2012, and Jennifer Drinkwater, assistant professor of art and visual culture and ISU Extension and Outreach community art specialist, and view their recent work on display in two solo exhibitions—Matthew Corones: Hyperreal Spectacular and Jennifer Drinkwater: Recent Work—at the Memorial Union.
Join Kerry Agnitsch, interim director of the Office of Responsible Research, for this seminar on topics such as determining when IRB approval is required, how to seek IRB approval and what the IRB looks for when reviewing research. Tips on how to smoothly navigate the IRB approval process also will be covered. Substantial time will be allowed for Q&A. Please bring your questions.
All College of Design graduate students are welcome!
Peggy Deamer is the principal of Deamer Architects and a professor of architecture at Yale University.
University-wide awards will be presented to faculty and staff. A reception will follow.
Devanshi Mehta, GIS certificate candidate, community and regional planning
It's Not Neither: Scale and Consequence in Braille Installations, an exhibition of work by Ingrid Lilligren, professor and chair of the ISU Department of Art and Visual Culture, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the 46th Annual Octagon Art Festival in downtown Ames.
College of Design students and faculty are invited to a launch party for DATUM (Student Journal of Architecture) No. 7, "Absence," directly following the AIA Iowa Convention in Des Moines. Drinks and snacks will be catered by Malo.
See yourself at Iowa State University’s College of Design. Attend our Prospective Undergraduate Open House to tour our facilities, meet students and faculty, visit classes and explore our majors. Register now. If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Anderson, our marketing and recruitment coordinator, email@example.com.
Attending the AIA Iowa Convention in Des Moines? Join INVISION Architecture for a student lunch with Pizza & Ping Pong at 303 Watson Powell Jr. Pkwy, Suite 200, across the street from Hy-Vee Hall. Please use the South entrance and take the elevator to the second floor.
Join Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock, assistant professor of community and regional planning, to learn more about an emerging initiative in the College of Design: the Department of State Cultural Heritage Documentation Project. This project will introduce Iowa State students to historic diplomatic properties around the world and challenge them to find creative planning, interpretation and adaptive reuse solutions. The inaugural project involving Eero Saarinen's London chancery and the hyper-gentrified Grosvenor Square district will be discussed.
We are confronted today with rising energy consumption that contributes to the greenhouse effect and global climate change. The principal tasks of planning are problem recognition, problem definition, the drafting of possible solutions and the establishing of a course of action. Energy-related spatial models and simulations can contribute significantly to these tasks and support participatory planning through technology like 3D visualization. In this lecture, architect and planner Claudia Yamu will discuss some of these emerging solutions.
Part of the 2016-2017 Contemporary Issues in Planning and Design Lecture Series, Yamu's lecture is cosponsored by the College of Design and Departments of Community and Regional Planning and Architecture.
Design Council will hold its first general meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in room 416 Design. Join us for our kickoff meeting for the year, where we will discuss ongoing projects, open positions and other things happening in the College of Design.
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Illustrator Chuck Richards, professor of art and visual culture, has created a wordless sequential narrative drawing that's currently part of the exhibition "Inspired By..." at the Brunnier Art Museum. Taking his inspiration from drawings by Christian Petersen, Richards went on a campus journey to several of Petersen's sculptures, including those in the Microscopy and NanoImaging Facility (MNIF) and the Carillon Tower, among other locations.
Learn more about his creative process and the research involved as well as view microscopic specimens and hear highlights from Assistant Professor Tracey Stewart about the work at MNIF. Part of the "Inspired By..." exhibition programming.
Stop by and buy a treat, and the volunteers staffing the bake sale table may just talk like a pirate for International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Proceeds go toward the College of Design's $13,200 United Way of Story County campaign goal.
Eulanda A. Sanders, the Donna R. Danielson Professor of Textiles and Clothing in apparel, merchandising and design, and Cindy Gould, associate professor of art and visual culture, will give a slide-illustrated talk about their collaborative design process followed by a hands-on tassel-making workshop. All ages welcome. Tassel-making materials provided. Part of the Inspired By... exhibition programming.
The College of Design will host the first "Expanding Diversity Perspectives" curriculum development workshop to address pedagogical strategies that foster appreciation for and commitment to honoring diversity, equity and inclusion within and beyond the classroom and design studio. The workshop will be led by Geneva Gay, professor of education at the University of Washington-Seattle, who is internationally known for her scholarship on multicultural education and culturally responsive teaching.
The workshop is intended to increase understanding of the importance of addressing issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in the education and professional preparation of College of Design students; expand knowledge of effective strategies for building community and equity within the classroom/studio; and increase integration of the contributions of diverse groups and pluralistic perspectives in course content, class assignments and studio projects.
The workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall. Building on her Friday evening lecture, Dr. Gay will detail the practice of culturally responsive teaching and guide faculty in generating ideas for the courses they teach. To register, email Mark Chidister, firstname.lastname@example.org, by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.
The workshop is cosponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, the College of Design Office of the Dean and University Museums.
The College of Design will host "Expanding Diversity Perspectives: A Curriculum Workshop" in September. Geneva Gay, professor of education at the University of Washington-Seattle, will present a public lecture titled "Culturally Responsive Teaching" at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in 130 Design, and facilitate a curriculum development workshop with faculty members from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. The lecture is free and open to the public. To register for the workshop, email Mark Chidister, email@example.com, by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.
Join Smita Srinivas for this seminar and explore potential research collaborations on historical and current aspects of agriculture-manufacturing changes on different locations around the world.
Srinivas is the head of the School for Economic Development at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements. She is also the director of the Technological Change Lab (TCLab), formerly based at Columbia University, New York, an international research program that focuses on the integration of economic theory and development practice. She holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a specialization in economic development and industrial policies.
President Steven Leath will introduce Iowa State's FY2017-2022 Strategic Plan and outline his priorities for this academic year. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and light refreshments will be served following the address. Live video streaming of the event will be available at www.president.iastate.edu.
Reception for It's Not Neither: Scale and consequence in Braille installations, an exhibition of work by Ingrid Lilligren, professor and chair of the ISU Department of Art and Visual Culture. A reception and gallery talk will be Sunday, September 11, 2–5 p.m. at Design on Main's gallery.
Join students and faculty from the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture who spent spring semester 2016 in Italy with the College of Design Rome Program for a reception celebrating their work on display in the Mura Aureliane / WallWalk exhibition in Gallery 181. The reception follows the Architecture Premiere 16 student awards ceremony and the Charles E. "Chick" Herbert Lecture by Ray Calabro, FAIA. All events are free and open to the public.
Ray Calabro, FAIA, a principal with the award-winning design firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ) in Seattle, Wash., will present "Humane Modernism: The Architecture of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson" at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in Kocimski Auditorium. The 2016 Charles E. "Chick" Herbert Lecture in Architecture, Calabro's talk is part of Architecture Premiere 16, the annual celebration of the new academic year in the ISU Department of Architecture.
The Department of Architecture's annual fall kick-off celebration includes a student scholarship and awards ceremony and introduction of the Class of 2021 (it's a five-year program), faculty and Architecture Advisory Council members. Ceremony to be followed by the Charles E. "Chick" Herbert Lecture in Architecture by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson's Ray Calabro, also in Kocimski Auditorium, and a reception for the Rome Program Spring 2016 exhibition, Mura Aureliane / WallWalk, in Gallery 181.
Iowa State University is considering requesting Board of Regents approval for a tiered tuition structure that establishes higher tuition for all upper-division undergraduate students (juniors and seniors).
Design Council invites all students in the College of Design to a town hall meeting with peers, staff and administrators to develop a College of Design students’ position statement regarding this proposal. We have asked Dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez to attend and present information that can inform our conversation.
Simone Capra, a registered architect in Italy and an architecture instructor for the Iowa State University College of Design Rome Program, will present "Looking at the World to Produce Innovation: Every Time is (Almost) the First Time" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the college's Kocimski Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public.
Unwind after the first week of the semester and take in the new exhibitions at the Brunnier Art Museum while enjoying happy hour drinks and conversation. Twelve faculty artists from the Department of Art and Visual Culture and collaborators who contributed to the new exhibition "Inspired By..." will be present and talk about their partnerships. Cash bar.
New and returning graduate and undergraduate students are invited to celebrate the start of a new academic year and learn more about resources on campus at the College of Design's multicultural and international welcome reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, in the Beckman Forum, lower level of the King Pavilion. Refreshments will be served. To RSVP, email Audrey Kennis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dedication and ribbon cutting for the Bishop Family Shelter at the Dunlap Park Arboretum in Urbandale, Iowa, designed and constructed by architecture faculty members Shelby Doyle and Rob Whitehead and eight architecture graduate students in the summer 2016 ARCH 581 Service-Learning design-build studio.
Faculty and staff are invited to this annual reception celebrating the start of a new academic year in the ISU College of Design. New faculty and staff members joining the college this fall will be introduced.
Five students majoring in biological/pre-medical illustration, integrated studio arts, integrated visual arts and industrial design will record their impressions of the diversity and excitement that make the Iowa State Fair memorable and share their work at this year's event. These "Artists Next Door" will sketch the activities around them and talk with visitors about the artistic process.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-18, two student artists per day will set up easels at different locations at the fairgrounds. Today's locations are Anne and Bill Riley Stage and Elwell Family Food Center, Judging Rooms 1-4 (see news release for events/times).
Each day's work will be presented as part of Iowa State's exhibit on a wall in the Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-18, two student artists per day will set up easels at different locations at the fairgrounds. Today's locations are Anne and Bill Riley Stage, Grand Concourse and the Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center (see news release for events/times).
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-18, two student artists per day will set up easels at different locations at the fairgrounds. Today's locations are Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall, Expo Hill and the Midway (see news release for events/times).
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-18, two student artists per day will set up easels at different locations at the fairgrounds. Today's locations are Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center and Bob and Deb Pulver Outdoor Arena (see news release for events/times).
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-18, two student artists per day will set up easels at different locations at the fairgrounds. Today's locations are Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building and Pigeon/Poultry/Rabbit Building ((see news release for events/times).
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-18, two student artists per day will set up easels at different locations at the fairgrounds. Today's locations are John Deere Agriculture Building and Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall (see news release for events/times).
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-18, two student artists per day will set up easels at different locations at the fairgrounds. Today's locations are Elwell Family Food Center, Judging Rooms 1-4; and the Classic Car Display on the Grand Concourse (see news release for events/times).
Opening reception for the College of Design's Flux Pavilion at the 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines, 6 - 9 p.m. Friday, July 8, in Western Gateway Park across 13th Street from Proof Restaurant (in the free public area of the festival).
Designed and built by 16 students majoring in architecture, industrial design and interior design as part of an interdisciplinary spring option studio taught by Assistant Professor and Daniel J. Huberty Faculty Fellow in Architecture Shelby Doyle, the Flux Pavilion is a light-reactive structure that glows in response to the surrounding music and augments the festival atmosphere. The 10-by-20-foot pavilion visually engages the crowd and provides shade, seating and a sensory experience that blends design, music, light and color.
Made from plywood boxes and Tyvek skin, the pavilion was designed entirely on the computer, with 6,500 pieces cut on a CNC router and assembled by hand via a tab-and-groove system. LED strips installed between the Tyvek walls are programmed by microcontrollers set to respond to sound, so the lights change color with the beat of the music played at the festival.
Stop by to meet Professor Doyle and the students and learn more about how they developed the project, and experience the pavilion for yourself! Admission to the pavilion and reception is free.
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
OPN Architects, Fieldstead & Company Endowment for Community Enhancement, Stan G. Thurston Professorship in Design Build, ISU College of Design, ISU Department of Architecture, Des Moines Music Coalition 80/35 Music Festival
Meet with your adviser, and register for fall classes!
Learn about what courses you will take, meet advisers, department chairs and faculty, attend a session to find out more about your specific major and tour the college.
ISU architecture graduate student Clark Colby (BArch 2011 Architecture & Environmental Studies) and alumni Kristen Greteman (BArch 2011 Architecture / MCRP 2016 Community & Regional Planning) and Kayla Parker (BFA 2015 Integrated Studio Arts) will exhibit their work as Emerging Iowa Artists at the 2016 Des Moines Arts Festival, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday, June 24; 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, June 25; and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Western Gateway Park in Des Moines.
Learn about what courses you will take, meet advisers, department chairs and faculty, attend a session to find out more about your specific major, and tour the college.
Opening reception for the Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition by integrated visual arts graduate student Xin Liu. A screening of the stop-motion animation film "Mr. Acephalous" will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The show will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, through Friday, June 17, at the College of Design's Design on Main Gallery.
Iowa State alumni and friends are invited to attend the 2016 AIA Convention Alumni Reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects National Convention and Expo in Philadelphia. The reception will be hosted by alumnus Brad Baer (BArch 2007 Architecture) and Bluecadet. Brief remarks by Deborah Hauptmann, chair of the ISU Department of Architecture, will be at 7 p.m. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a hosted bar while networking with colleagues from around the nation.
Opening reception for installation of Intertwine, a project to yarn-bomb the entire front facade of the ISU College of Design's Design on Main facility at 203-207 Main St. in downtown Ames. Over the past 9 months, hundreds of people from across Iowa and throughout the US have submitted more than 1,000 1-ft.-sq. knit and crocheted panels that have been stitched together into a "giant quilt" to cover the front of the 130-year-old, two-story building from May 13 through June 1. Stories shared by some of those crafters will be on display inside the Design on Main Gallery at 203 Main St.
Reception for thesis exhibition by Fei Xue, graduate student in integrated visual arts, who will receive her MFA from Iowa State in August. A screening of Xue's digital animation will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The College of Design's spring undergraduate and graduate convocation will take place Saturday, May 7. Candidates for degrees in architecture, community and regional planning, industrial design and landscape architecture will be recognized in a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. in the Lightfoot Forum. Candidates for degrees in art and design, design (BDes), graphic design, integrated studio/visual arts and interior design will be recognized in a second ceremony at 11 a.m. All candidates and guests are invited to attend a reception between the ceremonies at 10 a.m. in the King Pavilion. We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of all of our graduating students and to wishing you a personal farewell!
Work by students in Studio Andino, a multidisciplinary spring option studio taught by architecture Associate Professor Clare Cardinal-Pett, and the Master of Urban Design Global Studio, taught by architecture Professor Marwan Ghandour, will be on display Tuesday-Thursday, May 3-5, in the Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St. in downtown Ames. A reception will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 4.
Attend a Living Lab event organized by the students of Iowa State University enrolled in the course CRP 453X Smart Cities. The students will be sharing novel technological developments that can be applied in the cities. The presentation and demonstrations will include successful implementations and case studies from smart cities all over the world using current technological innovations.
Computer Demonstrations & Presentations
3:00 – 3:10 Welcome speech | Dr. Francis Owusu
3:15 – 3:35 Organic City
3:40 – 4:00 Healthy Food Access
4:05 – 4:25 Des Moines Fitness Gram
4:30 – 4:45 Break & snacks
4:50 – 5:10 2014 VEISHEA Riot
5:15 – 5:35 Ames Green Roof Project
5:40 – 6:00 Cy-modal
6:05 – 6:25 Computer demonstrations
Stephen Radish, GIS certificate candidate, community and regional planning
Transportation planners are constantly pressed to find ways to maximize transit service on limited budgets. These budgets constrain both the funds available to operate the systems and the time planners can spend developing them. Because of limited time and money in the planning process, tools that make transit service decisions easier to make and support with data are critical to the success of transit systems.
Access to public transportation has been shown to improve employment outcomes in vulnerable socio-economic populations. Tools that can be used to support transit-planning decisions with data on who has access and the projected impact of that access on ridership would make supporting transit-planning decisions easier for planners. This research will introduce an applied spatial method for bus stop level ridership predictive modeling in a way that can be easily integrated into the tools that practicing planners already use on a daily basis. This will be done with the creation of a toolbox for ArcGIS.
The GIS Graduate Seminar Series is sponsored by the Department of Community and Regional Planning. It is free and open to the public.
Carolina Bermudez, GIS certificate candidate, agricultural and biosystems engineering
Cover crops have a direct impact on soil and water quality due to their ability to reduce wind and water erosion, enhance water infiltration and minimize runoff rates. The use of cover crops has been promoted also as a way to prevent or reduce nutrient movement from agricultural non-point sources to nearby water sources. Since different soil coverages have specific spectral signatures, remotely sensed images can be classified to obtain difference classes or themes.
Several vegetation ratio indexes derived from remotely sensed images have been developed to determine different vegetation covers, being the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) the most commonly used when performing cross-comparative analysis. The use of satellite images for some agricultural practices such as tillage, plant density and detecting crop diseases has been evaluated over the past decades. However, little attention has been paid to the development of specific cover crop indexes and protocols.
The main purpose of this research is to enhance our ability to inventory current and future nutrient reduction management practices. To accomplish this goal Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System techniques were combined to develop a protocol for cover crop adoption.
Lynne C. Gardner, GIS certificate candidate, natural resource ecology and managment
Managers of island feral horse populations use population control to temper the effects of grazing pressure on island erosion. Horses are known to graze on plants that are important in stabilizing sand dunes, and therefore higher rates of erosion should occur on islands with horses.
The effects of grazing by feral horse populations on island erosion over time are to be investigated on pairs of islands consisting of one island with horses and one control island without horses. We will use LANDSAT Band 5 to calculate island area in 5-year increments over the past 40 years and use NDVI to examine changes in vegetation cover of islands. We then will use soil erosion as a response variable in a linear model that includes the following predictors: i) horse population density (horses/km2); and ii) vegetation cover.
If we find that high levels of erosion are positively associated with horse population density and negatively associated with vegetation cover, this will provide evidence that grazing by feral horse populations increases island erosion and support current management practices of horse population control. If there is no association between horse population size and erosion, this indicates that horses are not significantly contributing to island erosion.
This is the first of two presentations today.
The "Rural Route 3" exhibition will provide undergraduate and graduate architecture and interior design students in architecture Senior Lecturer Peter Goché's spring-semester option studio an opportunity to share their work related to the space of the family farm and the way it is framed, expressed and understood, future land uses and possibilities for reoccupation of a farm site. Goché and graphic design Assistant Professor Alex Braidwood also will share work.
The event will be at Black Contemporary, a former seed-drying facility now used by Goché as an experimental studio space.
First- and second-year integrated visual arts graduate student work will be displayed in the Design on Main Gallery during this reception/open house hosted by the ISU Department of Art and Visual Culture. Third-year IVA students will display their work in the studio spaces upstairs. The event is free and open to the public.
The Beginning of Something "______:" 2016 MA/MFA Graphic Design Exhibition
Join 15 graphic design graduate students who are graduating in 2016 (May, August or December) for an exhibition of their master's thesis or creative component projects. Students include Master of Fine Arts in graphic design candidates Eric Andren, Samantha Barbour, Kayla Brown, Young Cho, Meriesa Elliott, Qing Guo, Hesham Hassam, Calee Himes, Ryan Hubbard, Wonsil Jang, Julian Osorio and Hye Jeon Park, and Master of Arts in environmental graphic design candidates Huiwon Lim, Brennan Scott and Brittany Thompson.
Q&A: Understanding Your Intellectual Property Rights
Please join University Counsel Paul Tanaka for a discussion and question-and-answer session that will focus on understanding your intellectual property rights. Starting March 1, Iowa State officials encouraged all faculty, professional and scientific staff, postdoctoral scholars and graduate assistants to assign intellectual property (IP) rights to the university. This conversation will help faculty and staff understand what this means in their own research, scholarship and creative work.
For a preview on the topic please see:
The CODAC (College of Design Art Club) annual spring sale of artwork by students in the integrated studio arts/integrated visual arts programs will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, April 27-29, outside the Dean's Office. Most of the proceeds go directly to the student artists, while the rest help fund club activities. This is a great chance to get some unique artwork and find gifts for graduation, Mother's Day, summer weddings, or just something fun for yourself!
Twenty seniors in the Bachelor of Design program who will graduate in 2016 (May, August or December) will share their capstone projects in this exhibition/reception. Work will range from graphic, web, industrial, gaming and set design to architectural projects and an illustrated comic book. Free and open to the public.
The College of Design's Multicultural Services Office hosts a series of workshops for multicultural design students on assembling high-quality portfolios for the enrollment-managed application process.
In tonight's workshop, faculty members will review student portfolios and offer feedback for improvement prior to submission. This is the last workshop of spring semester.
Jonathan Stytz, GIS certificate candidate, community and regional planning
Urban planners are consistently faced with the daunting task of servicing the wants and needs of their community often with limited resources and support. While community problems and needs can be identified, the lack of resources and support can limit the ability of urban planners and prevent them from adequately servicing their communities. Various studies have shown the positive impact that urban planning, such as neighborhood plans and revitalization strategies, have had on improving walkability in the areas in which they are successfully implemented. Specialized computing tools including Geographic Information Systems have been used to identify main areas of concern in our society and generate alternative solutions to improve its functionality.
This research will focus on the built environment and physical infrastructure present in Preston Heights, Illinois, and how these physical constructs effect the accessibility and connectivity of the area. In its entirety, this study will use the near distance analysis and network analysis tools to identify current gaps in the pedestrian-related infrastructure and make recommendations on how to improve the walkability in this area.
Watch the college's weekly update for agenda.
Angela Snyder, GIS certificate candidate, community and regional planning
Mapping crime is a useful technique for improving public safety services. By analyzing clusters of incidents within the context of surrounding socioeconomic and demographic conditions, patterns can be identified. This spatial data analysis can then inform city administration about problematic areas. This promotes the targeted allocation of resources not only by the police department but also by social services. The result is a coordinated municipal effort to reduce criminal activity.
In this case study, crime incidence data for Nevada, Iowa, from 2014 are geocoded and aggregated to the block and block group level. Then multiple EDA and ESDA techniques are employed to uncover hotspots and if those hotspots of higher density crime are correlated with socioeconomic and demographic data. Based on the results of the analyses, recommendations for appropriate and targeted treatments are made to the City of Nevada.
Thirteen students in the spring 2016 DES 230: Design Thinking class, taught by architecture Senior Lecturer Patience Lueth, will share projects in an exhibition celebrating Earth Day at Wheatsfield Cooperative in Ames. The project helped students learn about the process of design thinking by giving them the opportunity to tackle an everyday problem and create an everyday reusable product while relating to tangible clients and stakeholders. The exhibition will be set up by the morning of Thursday, April 21, and will be removed at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23.
One of the preeminent Midwestern landscape painters, Gary Bowling is well known for his expansive and expressive visions of the fields and vistas within and surrounding Iowa. He will discuss his art, history and passion for this genre of painting. Please join University Museums in celebrating one of our most popular and wonderful artists and his solo exhibition on campus.
College of Design faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in a town hall meeting on diversity and inclusion in the college at noon Wednesday, April 20, in 130 Design. Students who have been part of ongoing conversations this semester will present a summary of themes identified, and there will be a discussion of next steps. Food will be provided.
The first film documenting the tense developments that characterize architectural contests, "The Competition" is an account of how some of the best architects in the world—Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Jean Novel and Dominique Perrault—struggled and strategized to beat the competition to design the National Museum of Art of Andorra.
Screening sponsored by the College of Design, Department of Architecture and Department of Industrial Design. Free and open to the public.
Coding Landscape: Digital Terrain, "Messy" Geometry and Robodozing
Domain-specific approaches to teaching computer programming are surprisingly rare. A landscape architecture-specific approach to teaching introductory computer programming is presented that combines a parameterized landscape palette — vegetation, landform, water, weather, lighting and systems — concepts of computer programming logic and basic computer graphics. Featured are a sequence of exercises of student project results that use the approach.
Criteria for successful landscape design software are offered as a guide to structuring design computing software. Results of "off-the shelf," manual and algorithmic methods for capturing the messy geometry of environmental and human-induced impacts are presented, as well their utility in the Automated Machine Guidance and Construction "robo-dozoing" domain.
About the Speaker
Landscape architecture Assistant Professor Caroline Westort studied landscape architecture and computing at Harvard University before receiving her PhD in computational geography at the University of Zurich. Prior to joining the Iowa State faculty she worked as a software developer, researcher and analyst in Europe and the US and taught at the University of Virginia, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and ITR Rapperswil Switzerland.
Westort's design project experience ranges from private gardens to large public infrastructure systems. She organized the First International Conference on Digital Earth Moving in Switzerland in 2001 and hosted an ASLA educational session on "Robo-dozing." Westort's focus on algorithm design and 3-D digital terrain model algorithms has made her passionate landscape architects designing their own software tools. She teaches landscape computing design studio and courses at ISU, and is writing a book on the topic titled Coding Landscape.
The Design Research Seminar Series is sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach.
Andrea Einck, GIS certificate candidate, community and regional planning
Coal mining in Iowa had its heyday between 1890 and 1925 when thousands of mines and hundreds of coal camps sprang up across southeast and central Iowa, the locations of some of which are available through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. This project seeks to study the relationships and patterns revolving around coalmines in several counties in Iowa and will include two parts: analysis of the current datasets for accuracy, and spatial analysis of these datasets within a spatial and temporal context.
The questions to be answered involve both the content and accuracy of current datasets compared to historic written sources, as well as spatial and temporal questions revolving around current coalmine data, railways and coal camps. Spatial and temporal questions will involve analysis of how coalmines were tied to the emergence (and decline) of coal camps and railway systems, and the patterns of how and why these mines moved across the landscape. Use-patterns will also be explored. The project will result in a more complete picture of the coal industry in Iowa, and provide direction for any future studies using these datasets.
Kristilee Halpin, GIS certificate candidate, ecology, evolution and organismal biology
Traditional wetland restorations have focused on restoring the hydrology and allowing natural recolonization of flora and fauna to occur. This method is ineffective for restoring comparable diversity to reference sites; therefore, the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Project has seeded half of its agricultural wetlands with a native emergent seed mix. Forty-seven emergent vegetation surveys were conducted during the 2014-2015 field seasons. Approximately 20 transects per wetland were laid through emergent vegetation perpendicular to the shore, and percent cover was estimated at each wetland. However, the seed mix alone will not be sufficient to restore highly diverse extensive emergent vegetation.
This project will use a suitability analysis to determine the best predictor of emergent vegetation based on vegetation surveys of the wetlands in addition to historic soils data from the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), bathymetry from the as-built construction plans, and past land use of the restoration site from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Land Cover Institute (LCI). It is projected that seeded restoration sites with a gradual sloping bathymetry, pasture as its past land use, and hydric soils will develop the most extensive and diverse plant community.
Design as a Social Practice: Investigating the Responsibilities of the 21st-Century Designers
Sébastien Proulx holds a PhD in design from the University of Montreal. He also trained in graphic design (Laval University) and sociology (EHESS, Paris). He is currently enrolled as a postdoctoral follow at the School of Public Health and is a research associate at Design et Société research group. His research interests are centered on social responsibilities of designers and on designing for vulnerable populations. As a lecturer at the School of industrial Design at the University of Montreal he teaches social and services design.
Seventy-six seniors in graphic design who will graduate in May will share their work in an exhibition from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Hy-Vee Hall at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Enjoy hors d'oeurves, a cash bar and music while perusing the students' work and helping them celebrate their accomplishments.
David Fletcher, founding principal of the award-winning Fletcher Studio in San Francisco, will present the 2016 Philip H. Elwood Lecture in Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University.
Fletcher's presentation, "Ground Control: Fletcher Studio Recent Work," will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in Kocimski Auditorium, room 0101 College of Design. A reception will follow in the college's Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum. Sponsored by the Department of Landscape Architecture, the lecture and reception are free and open to the public.
Ideas, Abstractions, Divisions and Boundaries: Design and Challenges from Different Perspectives
Mani Mina is a senior lecturer in electrical and computer engineering at Iowa State. He received his BS (1982) and MS (1985) in physics and MS (1987) and PhD (1989) in electrical engineering from ISU. Starting as a graduate student in 1987, he worked with medical device companies to design artificial hearts until 1995. He then spent six years in industry designing and developing products in the areas of testing, consumer electronics and smart materials before returning to the ISU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) in 2001.
Mina has an extensive breadth of teaching experience. He has designed and implemented more than 20 classes in engineering and technological literacy. In ECpE he directs the High Speed Systems Engineering Lab, established in 2003 with his NSF grant. He is teaching capstone design for electrical, computer and software engineering. He also has been collaborating with and teaching classes for the Department of Industrial Design since the start of the program.
As one of the leaders of American Society for Engineering Education, Mina is known for his unique approach in inquiry-based engineering education. This has been implemented in his work in technological and engineering literacy, the role of design in engineering education, and interdisciplinary, multidesciplinary and transdisciplinary classes. Mina has chaired the technological and Engineering Literacy and Philosophy of Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education since 2013. He has been recipient of a number of teaching awards, including three times winner of VEISHEA Engineering Professor of the Year.
All College of Design students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in this workshop designed to help people understand a bit more about creating backups of their files. What would you do if your laptop were dropped or stolen? What if it were in a fire or a flood?
Bring your laptop and an external hard drive or USB stick and learn multiple ways to save your data, including what to back up, how often and where to save it. Snacks will be provided. Register by Monday, April 11, by sending an email to Jennifer Nieland, email@example.com, with the subject line "Data Disaster Workshop."
Design + Interactions
Rojin Vishkaie holds a bachelor's degree in industrial design, a master's degree in industrial product design from Coventry University and a PhD in computational media design from the University of Calgary. She is currently a lecturer of industrial design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She previously was a postdoctoral research fellow funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Her design research interests focus on the creation of artifacts, digital media and games, specifically through the lens of interaction design and human-computer interaction. Her research studies appear in book, journal and conference publications.
Reception celebrating the exhibition of artwork in all media by 23 students who will receive Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in integrated studio arts from Iowa State in 2016.
Contributions to the Growth and Development of Design Education and Research within the Industrial Design Department at Iowa State
Michael Caston is an industrial designer and an assistant professor of industrial design at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado. Since receiving his Master of Industrial Design from North Carolina State University in 2008, he has focused on the areas of market-feasible product development, user experience, usability design and learner-centered teaching. Recent research focuses on ergonomic eating utensils for the elderly and disabled. Caston is owner and partner in CAMIC designs LLC, a multidisciplinary design firm conducting in-house design projects as well as a host of client projects. From 2012 to the present, he has received the highest instructor ratings in the MSU Department of Industrial Design.
The College of Design's Awards Day program begins at 9:30 a.m. with brunch served in Gallery 181, followed by the presentation of several departmental and college awards at 10 a.m. in the Lightfoot Forum. Donors in attendance who have contributed to student scholarships and faculty awards also will be recognized.
This annual event is open to students, staff and faculty of the College of Design, university friends and guests. Please join us to celebrate our individual and collective accomplishments!
Linda Lobao, professor of rural sociology, sociology and geography, Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources
Iowa State's annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Memorial Union. Thirteen College of Design students majoring in architecture, industrial design, interior design and landscape architecture will present their faculty-mentored research projects. View the schedule and abstracts online.
This symposium opens with a simple yet perplexing question: "What is the urban?" It brings together a range of internationally renowned scholars in an effort less to provide answers to this question than to frame a problem that has yet to be fully constituted. What language do we need to speak about the urban? What spaces and politics does it produce? Does the urban have a history of its own? An ontological specificity? Can we speak of the modern "rural"—the deterritorialized pastoral spaces of agrarian life, reterritorialized as machines of resource production and circulation—as in fact already urbanized? How does a site like Iowa allow us to understand and reimagine the ontological contours of the urban?
The College of Design's Multicultural Services Office hosts a series of workshops for multicultural design students on assembling high-quality portfolios for the enrollment-managed application process. All workshops for spring 2016 are offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays in room 077 Design.
Tonight's workshop will provide an overview of the essay questions. You can work with a counselor from the ISU Writing and Media Center, who will discuss the art of a well-composed essay. The remaining workshop is Faculty Review, April 25.
Albert Pope is a key voice in the world on questions of urbanization, urban form and problems of the contemporary city, tying together discussions of architecture, design, space, philosophy and politics in a way few others do. He has written and lectured extensively on the broad implications of post-war urban development and is the author of Ladders, a book-length study of the postwar American City. His current research addresses the urban implications of climate change. He is the Gus Sessions Wortham Professor of Architecture at Rice University.
Pope's presentation is the keynote lecture for the CEAH Symposium "What is the Urban? Registers of a World Interior."
Adam Skibbe, GIS administrator, Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, University of Iowa
Iowa Arts Council (IAC) Grants and Programs Specialist Veronica O'Hern and Community Resource Specialist Joseph Piearson will demo a live mock panel review to illustrate how proposals are reviewed and will discuss upcoming funding opportunities.
The IAC funds individual, group and community-based original arts projects and interpretive artist performances in the disciplines of composition, creative writing, dance, design, music, poetry, theater, studio and visual arts.
To ensure the correct number of handouts, please sign up for this event.
This brown-bag lunch event is sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.
Since the founding of New Harmony in 1814, on the Wabash River, Indiana, the town has been an epicenter of experiments in communal living, education, religion, and science. Seeking to reconcile the radical religious and secular attitudes of the two founding communities that first shaped New Harmony—the German Harmonists (1814-1824) and the Owenites (1824-1829)—Jane Blaffer Owen commissioned architecture, art, gardens, and landscape while actively participating in the cultural life of the town. Throughout the six decades-long project Jane Owen challenged artists, architects and landscape architects to engage New Harmony's natural and built heritage by conceiving provocative works that conflate cosmopolitan creativity with agrarian genius loci.
About the Speaker
Michelangelo Sabatino is an architect and historian whose research broadly addresses intersections between culture, technology and design in the built environment. From his research on preindustrial vernacular traditions and their influence on modern architectures of the Mediterranean region to his current project, which looks at the transnational forces that have shaped the architecture, infrastructure and landscape of the Americas over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, he has trained new light on larger patterns of architectural discourse and production. Sabatino is a professor and director of the PhD program at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture in Chicago.
Cherie Sampson is a visual artist and dancer who creates multi-media videos and installations focusing on ecology and agriculture. Sampson will discuss her current project, "Hands to Earth," which explores Midwestern small-scale agriculture through filmed dance performances in fields and orchards. Her presentation includes video examples of her work as well as a performance of a short dance piece.
Previous recipients of the prestigious NSF CAREER (Faculty Early Career Development Program) award will present "What Does It Take to Get an NSF CAREER Award?" in a panel discussion at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, in the Ensminger Room, Kildee Hall. Panelists will include faculty members from aerospace engineering, agronomy, computer science, mechanical engineering and statistics. They will provide tips and recommendations for writing a successful CAREER proposal clearly articulating cohesive long-term research and education goals. There will be time for questions. Register online. Questions? Contact Amy Harris-Tehan, researcher development coordinator, Office of the Vice President for Research, 294-7540.
College of Design faculty and staff are invited to participate in the second Design Research Networking Social from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 28, in the Lightfoot Forum, followed by optional dinner and continued conversation at Plus 39. The topic will be the White House Smart Cities Initiative launched last September and how your current and planned research may fit into collaborative, interdisciplinary opportunities related to this initiative.
Prospective students are invited to attend our open house to meet current students and faculty members, visit classes, tour our facilities and explore our undergraduate majors: architecture, art and design biological and pre-medical illustration, community and regional planning, interdisciplinary design, graphic design, industrial design, integrated studio arts, interior design, and landscape architecture. Sign up online. Questions? Contact Jennifer Anderson, marketing and recruitment coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reception for Art + Music = Life2, an exhibition of abstract paintings by Lori Brunner, ISU associate professor of interior design. Each painting interprets a piece of music; the collection reflects universal themes of desire, love and life reflection. The show runs through Wednesday, March 30.
If you're considering a graduate degree in one of our design or art majors, this open house is for you! The event will give you the opportunity to interact with faculty and students, tour our facilities, engage with other prospective students and learn the value of our outstanding graduate programs. Questions? Contact Meredith Foley, graduate recruitment and student services coordinator, email@example.com.
Schedule of Events:
1:00 - 1:40 p.m. Check-in, Welcome Activities
1:40 - 2:45 p.m. Program-Specific Activities
2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Graduate Student Panel
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. College of Design and ISU tour
5:15 - 7:30 p.m. Reception at Design on Main in Downtown Ames
Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) and Contracts
Kevin Kane, associate dean for research and outreach, College of Design
Keith Kutz, senior award administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (OSPA)
Learn about memoranda of understanding (MOUs) and contracts, help clarify when each should be used and the best practices involved in both. RSVP to Kevin Kane, firstname.lastname@example.org, by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, with issues and questions you have on these topics.
Sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach.
Analyzing Rates of Seriously Delinquent Mortgages in Asian Census Tracts in the United States
Many aspects of the national foreclosure crisis—including race, ethnicity and immigration, among others—have been analyzed and discussed. Interestingly, little work has been focused on neighborhoods different Asian subgroups reside in. This dearth is surprising given the relatively large demographic, economic and social differences, along with the increase in racial diversity among Asian subgroups.
Based on Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) 3 data provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and 2005/2009 American Community Survey (ACS) data, this study utilizes descriptive statistics and Weighted Least Squares (WLS) regressions to analyze rates of seriously delinquent mortgages for census tracts with a high proportion of Asians—differentiating among different Asian subgroups—in the 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) with the highest proportions of Asians in the United States and the factors that have influenced them.
Findings show that neighborhoods with a high proportion of the Hmong, Laotians and Cambodians have relatively high rates of seriously delinquent mortgages, whereas the Chinese and the Pakistani have relatively low rates of seriously delinquent mortgages. Results show that most Asian subgroups have a positive coefficient and that the Chinese and the Pakistani have a negative coefficient, consistent with expectations and the literature.
About the Speaker
Katrin Anacker is an associate professor of public policy at George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia. She is the North American editor of the International Journal of Housing Policy, the review editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research and editor of the book The New American Suburb: Poverty, Race, and the Economic Crisis (Ashgate, 2015). She holds a PhD in city and regional planning from Ohio State University.
Anacker's presentation is part of the Contemporary Issues in Planning and Design Lecture Series cosponsored by the Department of Community and Regional Planning and the College of Design.
BIG: Hot to Cold
Through the scorching heat of the Arabian Desert to the unforgiving chill of the Finnish tundra, "Hot to Cold" takes visitors on a journey across the globe to explore the forces that shape our cities and buildings. Traveling from the hottest to the coldest parts of our planet, BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) explores how design solutions are shaped by their cultural and climatic contexts to unlock the immense possibilities of adaptive architecture. The central challenge is to mitigate the climatic extremes for hospitable human life, while finding solutions that can be both economically and environmentally profitable. "Hot to Cold" is a search for a pragmatic utopia, shaped as the kind of world we wish to inhabit.
About the Speaker
Kai-Uwe Bergmann is a partner at BIG who brings his expertise to proposals around the globe, including work in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Bergmann heads up BIG's business development, which currently has the office working in 20 different countries, and oversee BIG's Communications.
Registered as an architect in the USA (eight states), and Canada (one province), Bergmann most recently contributed to the resiliency plan "BIG U" to protect 10 miles of Manhattan's coastline. He complements his professional work through previous teaching assignments at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Florida, IE University in Madrid and his alma mater, the University of Virginia. Bergmann also serves on the board of the Van Alen Institute, participates on numerous international juries and lectures globally on the works of BIG.
Students in the first-year Core Design Program are encouraged to attend the College of Design Program Night from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. Representatives from each of our degree programs will be available to talk about their programs and answer your questions to help you decide what areas you want to apply to at the end of the academic year. Flyers with a map of locations for all programs will be hung around the building.
The College of Design's Multicultural Services Office hosts a series of workshops for multicultural design students on assembling high-quality portfolios for the enrollment-managed application process. All workshops for spring 2016 will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays in room 077 Design.
Tonight's workshop will provide an overview of basic photography and ways to enhance your photos. Remaining workshops are Essay, April 4; Faculty Review, April 25.
Biweekly discussion about diversity and inclusion in the College of Design and ways we can embrace one another's differences. All design students are welcome to join in these conversations. How can you help make a positive change in our college environment?
Joe Artz, senior geoarchaeologist, EarthView Environmental, Inc.
Please check with your department on internal deadline.
Submit original copy only with your chair signature to the Dean's Office, 134 Design.
Application grant, rules and guideliens may be found at http://www.facsen.iastate.edu/foreigntravel.
PLEASE NOTE: Read the rules and guidelines carefully. Candidates are encouraged to contact a member of the Research Extension and Outreach Council if they need guidance on completing the application.
2016 Bachelor of Design Designer-in-Residence Workshop
THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM FEB. 26.
Join artist Kathranne Knight for an intensive workshop investigating these three primary principles of design (line, grid and repetition) and how they are integral to both the graphic and fine arts. Participate in a dialogue on their versatility, utility and function in the history of pictorial language. Produce a set of ink drawings and learn to generate a strong studio practice through their use. To register for the workshop, contact Kimberly Zarecor, Bachelor of Design program director, email@example.com.
Knight holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale University School of Art. She has been an artist-in-residence at Donald Judd's Chinati Foundation and the Connemara Conservancy Foundation, Dallas, Texas. Her work has been exhibited in the Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Mass.; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; Des Moines Art Center; Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, Mass.; Muriel Guepin Gallery, New York, New York, and many others. Knight was an Iowa Artist Fellow in 2015 and is co-publisher of the art press Correspondence Publishing.
What role do the arts play in activism? How are artists contributing to contemporary debates on everything from climate change to land use? When debating future policies, are artists uniquely placed to push our imagination and question futures that appear inevitable or ambitions that seem impossible?
Join Oron Catts, Austin Stewart (ISU assistant professor of art and visual culture) and Emily Robyn Archer for a live-streamed discussion of how their work relates to environmental, agricultural and biological activism. The event is part of the Trinity College Dublin Students' Union Activism Festival.
The 7th Annual Biorenewables Art Competition is open to all students enrolled in art or design courses in the College of Design. You may partner or collaborate with any other Iowa State student on an entry; limit one entry per student or team. Artwork should reflect the Bioeconomy Institute's mission (see competition guidelines online) and must be accompanied by a 150- to 300-word statement describing either the life cycle of the materials used in the work or the life cycle of the subject matter depicted.
Submit entries from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, March 11, in the lobby of the Biorenewables Research Laboratory. If you prefer to complete your work over spring break, you may make arrangements with Robert Mills, firstname.lastname@example.org, to submit your entry on Monday, March 21 instead. A panel of three jurors will select works for the BRL student art exhibition as well as award cash prizes for best in show ($750), first place ($350), second place ($250) and third place ($150). A public reception will be held on Earth Day, Friday, April 22.
Closing reception for the Fall 2015 Rome Show, featuring work by 19 graphic design, 24 interior design and five integrated studio arts students who participated in the fall 2015 College of Design Rome Program and in the Venice Biennale 2015: 56th International Art Exhibition. Students will share reflections on their Biennale experience at 5:30 p.m.
The Power of Appeal: Methods for the Enhancement of Products and Systems
Reinhart Butter, a professor emeritus of industrial design at Ohio State University known for his role in popularizing product semantics, will discuss the importance of appeal as one of designers' most effective and unique contributions during the research and development process of simple products to complex product systems. He will highlight the importance of product semantics and provide an overview of several past and current projects, including an initiative to design a super-lightweight, electrically assisted kickscooter as a viable commuter option for adults.
Simon Geletta, associate professor, Des Moines University
Getting Your Sh*t Together Workshop with Karen Atkinson
Karen Atkinson is the author of Getting Your Sh*t Together: The Ultimate Business Manual for Every Practicing Artist. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. with an hour (noon to 1 p.m.) for lunch. Free and open to the public, but limited seats for non-students.
The Rome Student and Family Orientation, for participants in the fall 2016 Rome Program and their families, will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5, in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design. A reception will follow in the college's Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum (atrium).
Family members will learn what their students can expect when they study and live in Rome, view images from the College of Design's studio space in the heart of Rome's historic district and learn about the history of the Rome Program. Faculty members will present details of the spring program and students who previously studied in Rome will share their experiences. Representatives from the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of University Counsel also will present information.
At the reception, speakers will be available for an informal question-and-answer session.
This cross-college panel will discuss what reviewers look for in a proposal, what sets one proposal above another, how review committees are formed and assigned tasks and how to improve your proposal's chances of success. Panelists include Kevin Kane, College of Design associate dean for research and outreach; Linda Shenk, associate professor of English; and Caroline Westort, assistant professor of landscape architecture.
The Design Student Services Office will host a Core Application Information Session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design. A panel of students, faculty and staff members will walk you through the process of applying to the college's six enrollment-managed degree programs. You'll learn where to fill out your online application, review the 2016 essay questions and portfolio structure and participate in a question-and-answer period.
If you're a student in the Core Design Program and plan to apply to any of the college's enrollment-managed programs (i.e., architecture, graphic design, industrial design, integrated studio arts, interior design, landscape architecture), you are strongly encouraged to attend this session. Questions? Contact Design Student Services, email@example.com.