Inside Iowa State
April 2, 1999
Plant biochemistry molecular biology conference
The first annual plant biochemistry and molecular biology conference will look at "Metabolic Networking in Plants" April 25-26 in Scheman. The conference is aimed at those in the ISU community interested in learning about interdisciplinary research efforts that will be required for global analysis of metabolic pathways in plants. The cost (meals are extra) is $50 for faculty and staff and $30 for ISU students. For more information, call 4-7978, fax: 4-2244; email: pbmb@ iastate.edu; or check this Web site: molebio.iastate.edu/~gfst/phomepg.htm.
Restoration work begins on Farm House Museum
The Farm House Museum will be closed through Aug. 22 for exterior conservation. Welker Construction, Marshalltown, will install a new roof, replace the stucco, rebuild the west porch and add a handicapped accessible ramp.
Funds for the $347,000 project came from private donors, a state preservation grant and Iowa State.
Jischke on Talk of Iowa April 7
President Martin Jischke will be a guest on the Wednesday, April 7, edition of Talk of Iowa on WOI Radio. Talk of Iowa airs weekdays from 10 to 11 a.m. on 640 AM.
Fashion show is April 9-10
The textiles and clothing department will hold its annual student fashion show next week. "Mood Swing" will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, April 9, and Saturday, April 10, in the MacKay auditorium. Tickets are $4 for Friday and $7 for Saturday. Tickets will be sold from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2, 5, 7 and 9 in the LeBaron foyer and April 6 and 8 in the Memorial Union ticket booth.
ERI limits its service range
As of April 1, ECPE (electrical and computer engineering) Technical Services (formerly ERI Technical Services), located in 1102 Coover, no longer is accepting non-Engineering College repair items. For instrument-ation repair, contact the Ames Lab Electronics Shop, 258P Metals Development (see below), 4-4823, or Dave Lewis, formerly of ERI, at 402-470- 2435.
For computer repair, contact the computer and network support group, 74 Durham, 4-2218.
Ames Lab teams offer design, repair services
The Engineering Services Group, Ames Lab, provides design, fabrication and repair services for just about any kind of electronic or mechanical product. And they'll do it for any university group. The group's services are highlighted on its Web site, esgsrv.ameslab.gov/esgpub/home.html. Following is a summary of some of the services offered. Contact the area supervisor for details.
Electronics R&D design
258 Metals Development
Harold Skank, 4-7910
- Simulate design of analog and digital circuits
- Design boards using state-of-the-art electronics CAD systems
- VME, Fastbus, CAMAC test stations
- Color plotter schematics, docmentation, parts ordering
- FPGA design and simulation
Electronics technical shop
258 Metals Development
John Hjortshoj, 4-4823,
- Repair scientific electronic and electromechanical equipment
- Stocks more than 2,000 electronic parts
- Calibrate instruments
- Fabricate virtual instruments using LabView
- Fabricate prototype circuit boards using ORCAD Schematic Capture and PCB layout software
- Assemble and repair surface mounts
Mechanical R&D design
167 Metals Development
Terry Herrman, 4-7896,
- Test and evaluate engineering materials
- Design, using CAD, prototype research equipment
- Inspect and assemble mechanical components for motion control
Mechanical development shop
160 Metals Development
Jerry Hand, 4-5428,
- Fabricate and assemble prototype research equipment
- Certified welding services (TIG, MIG and electron beam)
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