Monthly Archives: June 2012

Industrial Technology & Science Teachers Academy: Part 1



Bruce Babcock, Energy Policy & RFS Invites

What is energy policy? Energy policy is the manner in which a given entity, often governmental, has decided to address issues of energy development including energy production, distribution and consumption. The attributes of energy policy may include legislature, international treaties, incentives to investment, guidelines for energy conservation, taxation and other public policy techniques.


I met yesterday with Energy Policy platform leader, Bruce Babcock.

Between Scientist & Citizens Conference

On Friday, the GPSSA (Great Plains Society for the Study of Argumentation) held on conference located primarily on the second floor of Carver Hall called “Between Scientist & Citizens: Assessing Expertise in Policy Controversies.”

Lunch with Liz


Located on Iowa State University campus and named after it’s designer, the Marston Water Tower was the first elevated steel water tank erected west of the Mississippi River in 1897. Anson Marston, the first engineering dean, designed the tower and oversaw it’s construction.

My other intern is Liz and she’s really been growing on me. We work together every day, and so I see her more than I see anyone else.

University of Northern Iowa Meeting

On Tuesday, Bob, Jill, Liz and I went to Cedar Falls to meet with the University of Northern Iowa branch of EPSCoR.