News Service

Friday, May 7

  • Cyclone Graduation Celebrations provide in-person option for students

    Iowa State University is holding in-person graduation events on May 7-8 for students graduating this spring and summer. An estimated 5,094 students will earn degrees this month, and another 761 students are expected to complete their degrees this summer.

  • Graduating ISU student has a plan: Use research to solve global problems

    A couple of commercials sparked a journey that would eventually lead Behnia Rezazadeh Shirazi from Iran to Iowa. Shirazi will graduate from Iowa State this weekend with bachelor’s degrees in biology, biophysics and biochemistry. He's looking toward a career in the biotech industry, with hopes to solve global challenges from cancer to Alzheimer's disease.

  • Graduating senior pursued passion for marine biology at landlocked Iowa State

    Iowa State may not be the first university you think of when it comes to marine biology. That didn’t stop Toni Sleugh from turning her ISU experience into exactly what she wanted in terms of marine biology, environmental conservation and management. Sleugh will graduate this weekend with a bachelor’s degree in biology and environmental studies before heading to a Ph.D. program.

  • Player to engineer: Iowa State senior turns computer game passion into career

    Jamie Sampson’s childhood love of computer games like SuperTux, Zoombinis and JumpStart has grown into a career. After graduating from Iowa State this weekend with a degree in software engineering, she'll head to a job at a studio division of Electronic Arts, one of the leading video game companies.

  • Vision for ultra-precision agriculture includes machine-learning enabled sensing, modeling, robots tending crops

    Rather than tending fields by the hundreds of acres, farmers could one day tend each and every plant with the help of machine learning, robots and other technologies. A five-year, $7 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture will help researchers develop such a cyber-physical system. The project is led by researchers from Iowa State University and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

  • Iowa State, city of Ames partner to reduce nutrient runoff, improve recreation

    A partnership with the city of Ames is giving Iowa State University students an opportunity to propose the redesign of an area of the city with the goals of reducing nutrient runoff and improving recreation.

  • Skroot Laboratory Inc. spins off from Iowa State research, helps labs make medicine

    Nigel Reuel and a team of his students have developed technology that helps laboratories use cell factories to produce cell- and protein-based therapies, industrial enzymes and small molecules. A startup -- Skroot Laboratory, Inc. -- is selling the technology from its incubator space in the Roy J. Carver Co-Lab on campus.

  • Two Iowa State students earn Fulbright awards

    Two Iowa State University students have received Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for the 2021-2022 academic year. They will study in Germany and Spain.

  • Iowa State students selected as Boren Fellows

    Two Iowa State University graduate students are winners of the Boren Fellowship for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • Change Agent: Jessica Ward

    Jessica Ward has danced on some big stages and studied wild lions in Botswana. She knew from an early age she wanted to be a veterinarian, and now she works to expand the use of ultrasound technology at the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • How do you plan a mass vaccination clinic? Iowa State students are working on it.

    Starting this week, Iowa State University’s COVID-19 vaccination plan ramps up as all adult students qualify and a mass vaccination clinic takes over State Gym’s three basketball courts. But it’s not as simple as setting up booths and having vaccines ready. That’s where industrial engineering students come in.

  • A new guide for communicating plant science

    A new publication offers a comprehensive guide to help plant scientists communicate their work to the world. An Iowa State University scientist who contributed to the multi-institutional effort says it’s critical that plant scientists emphasize outreach to make sure plant science is able to meet the demands of climate change and population growth.


  • Narratives can help science counter misinformation on vaccines

    As public health agencies ramp up efforts to educate people about the COVID-19 vaccines, narratives can be a powerful tool. In a paper published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, ISU's Michael Dahlstrom examined how narratives or storytelling can help counter misinformation and provide a connection between science and the human experience. 

  • COVID-19 weekly snapshot

    The following information is a supplement to the university's COVID-19 Public Health Data weekly updates. It is intended to provide a brief snapshot of the data and trends identified by Iowa State's public health team.