News Service

Sunday, May 16

  • Glaciologists measure, model hard glacier beds, write slip law to estimate glacier speeds

    Researchers measured rock glacier beds to create high-resolution digital models they used to study how glaciers move along their bedrock bases. The resulting glacier "slip law" can be used by other researchers to better estimate how quickly ice sheets flow into oceans, drop their ice and raise sea levels.

  • The ‘key’ to new COVID-19 vaccine development

    An Iowa State University biomedical scientist is researching a new COVID-19 vaccine that would target only a small portion of the virus’s spike protein. The vaccine has shown promise in laboratory experiments, and more vaccines could be necessary in the years ahead as additional SARS-CoV-2 variants emerge.

  • Iowa State student named Udall Scholar

    Iowa State University has a Udall Scholar for the fourth year in a row. Nolan Monaghan, junior in horticulture and global resource systems, is well on his way to a career in sustainable agriculture.

  • 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.

  • 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.