News Service

Wednesday, May 23

Founders of startup KinoSol

CYstarters mentors offer support, push for new startups

Clayton Mooney credits the success of startup company KinoSol in part to a piece of advice from a CYstarters mentor. Mooney says it pushed him and his partners to improve their product. CYstarters mentors provide guidance and a level of accountability to ensure the startups – all at different levels of development – progress and stay on track.

a small spiny softshell turtle

Turtle and bird genomes provide tantalizing clues to dinosaur genomics, according to ISU scientist

Comparing how the chromosomes of modern-day birds and turtles are structured can help scientists figure out how dinosaur genomes might have looked. An Iowa State University scientist contributed to an international research team that recently published its findings reaching back through 260 million years of genomics.

James McCormick works on a quarter-scale tractor in a workshop

Cyclone Power Pullers hope new tractor configuration will help to carry the load in engineering competition

The quarter-scale tractor ISU students will enter into a competition in a few weeks draws a stark contrast to the club’s efforts in previous years. Changes to the competition’s rules allowed the ISU team to build a segmented tractor that team members hope will allow for greater maneuverability.

Violet Hill Cemetery entrance

Iowa State students develop plans for crowded cemeteries, a looming issue for communities across the nation

An Iowa State University researcher brought his unique work to the classroom, studying the land-use implications of cemeteries and burial. This semester, his students researched and planned various options for the city of Perry, which – like many communities across the United States – is facing space constraints in its cemetery.

Jacob Meyer in gym

Motivation to move may start with being mindful

A meditation and stress reduction program may be as effective at getting people to move more as structured exercise programs, according to a new study led by an Iowa State University researcher. Jacob Meyer, an assistant professor of kinesiology, also is part of another study that found resistance training reduces symptoms of depression. 

CNB Games

From 10-minute pitches to a 10-week intensive: Meet three startups accepted to CYstarters

After a 10-week intensive accelerator program this summer, a new cohort of Iowa State University student entrepreneurs will come up for air with a plan to move their startup businesses forward. Meet three of the startups that made the cut for this year’s cohort.

Suku Radia Head Shot

Des Moines business leader joins Ivy College of Business

Suku Radia joins the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business as it launches an executive MBA program — the first in the Midwest to focus on food, agriculture and biosystems. Radia, who recently retired from Bankers Trust, will serve as executive-in-residence and will be instrumental in planning and leading a high-quality speaker series for those enrolled.

Children's garden rendering

Iowa State students design, build children’s garden at Iowa women’s prison

Iowa State University design students worked with incarcerated women and prison staff at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women to design and build a children’s garden, which will encourage positive family visits and healthy relationships.