News Service

Thursday, May 23

  • Exercise benefits the brain but improving its blood vessels may take longer

    People with less consistent brain blood flow patterns may be at greater risk of dementia and cerebrovascular disease. To explore whether regular aerobic exercise can help, researchers at Iowa State University conducted a pilot study, the results of which were recently published.

  • Spring commencement celebrates students, introduces new tradition

    Of the thousands of students who will walk across the stage in Hilton Coliseum this spring, one will be sure to stand out in the crowd. As part of a new commencement tradition, graduating members of the Iowa State University Mascot Squad are encouraged to wear Cy’s feet as part of their commencement regalia. 

  • ISU researcher presents at White House AI event; team wins grant for AI ag tool

    A team led by Iowa State researchers is one of the first recipients of advanced computing support from the new National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Pilot. The team will use one million "node hours" on a supercomputer to develop large, vision-based artificial intelligence tools to identify agricultural pests.

  • Globetrotting ISU graduate adapts to life on campus to earn degree

    From Senegal to Kosovo to Ames, it seems like Khadija Mbacke has been everywhere and done it all. At the conclusion of this semester, Mbacke will be able to add college graduate to her long list of accomplishments and experiences. Resources she discovered at Iowa State helped her get here.

  • ISU graduate’s engineering expertise helps patients recover from brain injuries

    Cassie Swacker’s quest to help others through engineering began while she was in high school, when she saw how a prosthetic leg changed her father’s life. She’ll graduate at the end of this semester, and her engineering quest will continue as she begins a career developing innovative solutions in technology and manufacturing. 

  • Media advisory: Iowa State experts offer insight on 2024 planting season

    As corn and soybean farmers in Iowa begin spring planting, drought remains a concern and market conditions suggest profits will be tight. Here’s what three Iowa State University agricultural experts are thinking about the 2024 growing season.

  • ISU trio headed abroad after selection for prestigious Fulbright awards

    Two Iowa State University students and one recent graduate will travel abroad after they were selected for the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The Fulbright awards give grants to participants who wish to pursue graduate studies, conduct research or teach English abroad. 

  • 2024 Innovation at Work: By the Numbers