July-August 2009

CALS Students Participate in ISU Classes Abroad
80 College of Ag and Life Sciences students are currently studying abroad this summer in several countries including China, Australia, Panama, Italy, Bulgaria, Uganda, Peru, and Spain.

Asian Student Groups Visiting ISU, July 5 - 20, 2009
14 students and 1 professor from Zhejiang University, China, and 15 students and 2 professors from Yeungnam University, South Korea, are currently visiting ISU. During their 2-week stay, students will study issues in entrepreneurship, biorenewables, food systems, and agriculture forestry. They will also participate in several cultural activities. The program is part of a student exchange agreement between ISU, Zhejiang University and Yeungnam University.

Summer Internship Program

Name Major Home University/Country Internship Location/Country Mentor/Department Length of Internship
Blanca de Ulibarri Martinez   University of Lleida/Spain Iowa State University Heidi Asbjornsen/NREM July 30 - September 30
Enrique Hernandez Jimenez   University of Lleida/Spain Iowa State University Gustavo MacIntosh/BBMB May 15 - July 15
Rana Kaspar Microbiology Iowa State University University of Lleida/Spain Antonio Ramos/Food Science May 15 - July 15
Pu (Jack) Hou Agriculture Biochemistry Iowa State University International Potato Center/Peru   May 22 - July 23
Lynn Veenstra Agronomy Iowa State University International Potato Center/Peru   May 22 - July 23

 

International Visitors to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Dates of Visit

Country

Visitor(s) Department/Contact
June 11 – October 10, 2009  Argentina Carolina Grandelis

Horticulture
David Hannapel

June 23 - 25, 2009  Denmark 21 farmers/agronomists Agronomy
Palle Pedersen
July 6 - 9, 2009  Thailand (Khon Kaen University) Sanun Jogloy ABE
Ramesh Kanwar
July 19 - 23, 2009  Bulgaria (Ministry of Agriculture & Food) 6 government officials Economics
Robert Jolly
July 30 - October 31, 2009  Greece Athanasios Giamoustaris Global Agriculture Programs
David Acker

Where are CALS Faculty/Staff Traveling?

  • Dean Adams, EEOB, Italy, sabbatical
  • Robert Anex, ABE, Canada, Brazil, participate in international conference, coordinate workshop
  • Heide Asbjornsen, NREM, Mexico, research
  • Lyric Bartholomay, Entomology, Greece, participate in international conference
  • John Beghin, Economics, Chile, participate in international conference
  • Madan Bhattacharyya, Agronomy, China, participate in international conference
  • Denise Bjelland, GAP, Uganda, project follow-up
  • Christopher Blume, Horticulture, Chile, invited presentation at international conference
  • Tristan Brown, CARD, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Thomas Brumm, ABE, Uganda, service learning project
  • Robert Burns, ABE, China, research
  • Nick Christians, Horticulture, Chile, invited presentation at international conference
  • Sylvia Cianzio, Agronomy, China, invited presentation at international conference
  • Joel Coats, Entomology, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Jack Dekkers, Animal Science, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Kathleen Delate, Agronomy, Uganda, research
  • Philip Dixon, Statistics, New Zealand, research
  • Cornelia Flora, Sociology, Finland, invited presentation at international conference
  • Jan Flora, Sociology, Finland, invited presentation at international conference
  • William Graves, Horticulture, Canada, research
  • John Hill, Plant Pathology, China, invited presentation at international conference
  • Brian Hornbuckle, Agronomy, South Africa, participate in international conference
  • Robert Horton, Agronomy, China, research
  • Sonya Huffman, Economics, France, invited presentation at international conference
  • Ramesh Kanwar, ABE, Thailand, lead student travel course; coordinate workshop
  • John Mabry, Animal Science, Thailand, Canada, research, participate in international conference
  • Ruth MacDonald, FSHN, China, participate in international conference
  • Thomas Maier, Plant Pathology, Canada, participate in international conference
  • William Meeker, Statistics, China, invited presentation at international conference
  • Gary Munkvold, Plant Pathology, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Gail Nonnecke, Horticulture, Uganda, lead student travel course
  • Peter Sherman, Statistics, Czech Republic, invited presentation at international conference
  • Diane Moody Spurlock, Animal Science, Canada, project director meeting
  • Christopher Tuggle, Animal Science, Scotland, project collaboration
  • Kan Wang, Agronomy, Italy, Kenya, participate in international conference
  • Tong Wang, FSHN, China, participate in international conference
  • Mark Westgate, Agronomy, Uganda, project collaboration
  • Steve Whitham, Plant Pathology, Sweden, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Hongwei Xin, ABE, China, research

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