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Ginny Wangerin standing near nurses' station at Mary Greeley Medical Center

New Iowa State degree to advance skills of nurses, improve patient care

The Iowa Board of Regents has approved plans for a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Iowa State University. The RN-BSN is a continuation program designed for registered nurses – those working in the field as well as recent graduates of approved nursing programs – who want to earn their bachelor’s degree. The program will begin in fall 2018.

Ruth MacDonald giving class lecture on nutrition

American History TV to feature Iowa State lecture on the evolution of nutrition

Nutritional deficiency diseases such as goiter and rickets were common conditions in America 100 years ago, but now you rarely hear of such cases. In a class lecture that will air on C-SPAN's American History TV, Iowa State Professor Ruth MacDonald explains how advances in understanding the composition of food and the role of nutrients in health and disease have essentially eliminated these conditions.

Change Agent: Craig Anderson

Craig Anderson in his office with various video gaming systems and games

Craig Anderson is known for his expertise on violent video games and aggression. What many people don’t know (and may be surprised to learn) is that the Distinguished Professor of psychology has played video games since he was a graduate student at Stanford. 

adult and nymph deer ticks

Mosquitoes and ticks: Iowa State University entomologist urges summertime awareness

An Iowa State University entomologist is encouraging Iowans to take precautions to protect themselves this summer from mosquitoes and ticks, which may carry serious illnesses such as West Nile.

Food on refrigerator shelves

Look inside your own pantry or fridge to find the top culprit of food waste

Did you know you throw out about 20 pounds of food every month? Nearly 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. Iowa State University experts have tips for reducing waste at home, and look at how the food service industry is working to do the same. 

Bee approaching clover plant

ISU researchers receive $1 million grant to study whether prairies can help beehives keep the weight on

Iowa State University researchers are studying how prairie may help honey bees build sufficient honey stores to last through lean winters. The research group recently received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to further the project.

Iowa State's Formula SAE team in racing action at Formula North

Iowa State formula racers think they have the testing, race experience for more success

Iowa State's formula racing team is preparing for the season-ending race in Nebraska. The team has already solved race-day problems, completed long test runs, built a lighter car, improved aerodynamic efficiency and made gear-shifting easier on the drivers. All that has team leaders expecting to bring some speed to the race track.

The Iowa State Baja SAE team at competiton in California.

Iowa State’s Baja team looking to learn, improve in season finale

The student-engineers of Iowa State's Baja SAE team are hoping for better results when they race in Illinois this weekend. The team has had challenging racing so far this season. But they have hope. Their 10-horsepower machine has been clocked at a speedy 37 mph.

Emily Hayden in a classroom with stacks of books

Read outside the box to keep students learning during summer months, says ISU professor

There is some learning that's lost when children are out of school for the summer. While most children don't want to think about hitting the books during summer vacation, Iowa State's Emily Hayden has some creative suggestions for parents to encourage learning and prevent summer slide. 

A schematic showing how researchers launched and studied exciton-polaritons.

Researchers image quasiparticles that could lead to faster circuits, higher bandwidths

A research team led by Iowa State University's Zhe Fei has made the first images of half-light, half-matter quasiparticles called exciton-polaritons. The discovery could be an early step to developing nanophotonic circuits that are up to 1 million times faster than current electrical circuits. The researchers report their finding in the scientific journal Nature Photonics.

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