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Mark Edelman stands in the ISU Department of Economics

Change Agent: Mark Edelman

Mark Edelman takes some unconventional approaches to helping Iowans turn their ideas into new businesses.

Jean Anderson

Iowa State dietetic interns to work virtually with low-income families to improve nutrition

A group of Iowa State University dietetic interns will provide nutrition coaching and wellness information to low-income families as part of a national health initiative. Unlike programs in a more traditional setting, such as a school or hospital, interns will connect virtually with their clients using a smarthphone app. 

Members of Team PrISUm with Phaeton 2 outside the team's campus garage.

Iowa State’s solar car team ready to race 1,800 miles from national park to national park

Iowa State's solar car team is getting ready to race a qualifying grand prix and then 1,800 miles across the middle of the country. While the team will certainly try to defend last year's first-ever overall title, there are other goals, too. The team has big ambitions to race across Australia during next year's World Solar Challenge. And so team members will use this year's races to test new systems for the car they'll design and build for the Australian race.

Julie Nuter

University Human Resources VP accepts new position

Julie Nuter, vice president for University Human Resources, is resigning to accept a position with Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. Plans will be developed for an interim appointment and a permanent successor to Nuter. Nuter joined Iowa State in December 2013.

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Presidential victory: Trump’s Top 5

Donald Trump is expected to secure his party’s nomination this week at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. David Andersen, an assistant professor of political science at Iowa State University, outlines the Top 5 things Trump needs to do to win the general election in November.

Eliot Winer in Iowa State's C6 virtual reality lab

Iowa State external funding reaches a record $425.8 million in fiscal year 2016

Iowa State University set another record for external funding, attracting $425.8 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30. A big part of the record year was unprecedented funding of $252.5 million to support research projects. Those projects include work in data-driven science, resilience of plants and animals in response to climate change, next-generation education programs and advanced manufacturing.

Statement from Dean David Spalding on Brian Mennecke

“We are deeply saddened at the College of Business to lose a colleague and friend. Brian was a professor of information systems and had been with the college since 1999. He will be greatly missed by those who worked with him, and by students who learned so much from him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brian’s wife, Joyce; their two children and their extended families.”

Rudy Valentine

Discovery could lead to treatment to better regulate insulin

A recent discovery made by an Iowa State University professor and a team of researchers holds promise for those who are obese or diabetic and do not benefit from medications to regulate their glucose and insulin levels.

Perennial grasses pictured next to crops on an Iowa farm

Iowa State research shows perennials would reduce nutrient runoff to the Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone

Computer-generated models show perennial plants such as switchgrass could reduce nitrogen runoff from farm fields into the Gulf of Mexico. The ISU agronomist who led the study said perennials could be an important tool in combatting the Gulf of Mexico’s hypoxic zone.

Pavilion with lighting

80/35 festival will feature visual interaction pavilion created by Iowa State students

Visitors to the 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines, July 8-9, can enjoy a visual-interaction pavilion designed and built by Iowa State students. The serpentine-shaped structure offers shade, seating and a sensory experience that blends music, light and color. Design students in the Fabricating Potentials studio created the 10-by-20-foot pavilion this spring. After they fully assembled and tested it in May, it was dismantled for transport to Des Moines and reassembly at the festival.

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