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March 10, 2006


Volunteers needed for Middle School Science Bowl

Volunteers are needed for the Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Middle School Science Bowl, Saturday, April 8, in Howe and Hoover halls. Volunteers will receive an event T-shirt and lunch. To volunteer, contact Saren Johnston, 4-3474,

Spring schedule for "Road Less Traveled"

The Program for Women in Science and Engineering has announced the spring schedule for its career conferences for girls, "Taking the Road Less Traveled." The goal is to expose female sixth- through 12-graders to career paths in science, technology, engineering and math. The conference includes morning presentations by professional women and afternoon hands-on activities or tours. Cost is $15 per participant (students, educators, chaperones) and includes lunch. This spring's dates are:

  • April 6 (grades 9-12), registration postmark deadline: March 23
  • April 13 (grades 6-9), registration postmark deadline: March 30
  • April 20 (grades 6-9), registration postmark deadline: April 6

More information and registration forms are online at: Questions may be sent to or 4-5319.

New office location for fleet service

Transportation Services opened its new dispatch office March 8 in the southwest corner of the Fire Service Training Bureau (the building north of Transportation Services). If you need service on a university vehicle, you will continue to go to the current facility (by the gas pumps). For all other vehicle needs, customers should use the new location. Both offices are open from 7 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Seminar on Web feeds

Library faculty member Gerry McKiernan will lead a free seminar, "The New(s) That Comes to You: Web Feeds for Current Awareness," from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in 192 Parks Library. He'll summarize how Web feeds (such as RSS) work and give a demonstration of one. Pre-registration is required; contact Faculty, staff and students are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Next Inside is March 21

Classes will be in recess during Iowa State's spring break, March 13-17. To accommodate this break, Inside Iowa State will publish next on March 31; submission deadline is March 24.