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The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, has committed $300,793 over two years to support an Iowa State University researcher’s group that is developing a quick-response paper test strip using saliva to detect coronavirus infection.

“We have been developing this technology since late spring 2020 soon after the pandemic began. This support has allowed us to make the leap to the next stage and to accelerate progress,” said Robbyn Anand, an Iowa State assistant professor of chemistry and leader of the project.

The winter issue of VISIONS magazine, available quarterly to members of the ISU Alumni Association, mentions Dr. Pat Thiel as the department honors her with named spaces. If you are a member of the Alumni Association you should have recieved a physical copy in the mail, or you can view the current issue at 

Anand with studentsHarnessing the power of electrochemistry and separation science, Assistant Professor Robbyn Anand steps into the global battle against COVID-19. Her innovative diagnostic test will provide accurate, rapid results from the comfort of home and could be available on store shelves this spring.

On Wednesday, December 9, at 7:00pm EST, AAAS will be hosting a panel discussion the history, present-day challenges, and fututre opportunities surrounding Title IX in the U.S. academic research enterprise.

Panelist include:
Art Coleman, Esq.
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Education/Counsel
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Dpartment of Education (1997-2000)

Jean Morrison, Ph.D.
Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Boston University

University Professor Javier Vela joins Editorial Advisory Board of Chemistry of Materials.

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