News Service

Sunday, April 22

A single corn plant emerges form soil

April’s cold and snow shouldn’t worry farmers – yet

Despite cold and snowy conditions this spring, there’s still enough time for most Iowa farmers to plant corn and soybeans without having to worry about reduced yields due to a shortened growing season, according to an ISU agronomist. But any further delays to planting could mean some farmers will be cutting it close.

File photo of previous CYstarters startup

CYstarters accelerator supports students’ big ideas

With ideas ranging from boomboxes to aerial videography, a cohort of Iowa State students will spend 10 weeks this summer working to develop and grow their businesses. The students were selected for the CYstarters program, which provides support and financing for entrepreneurs. 

Darlene Fratzke honors seminar

Diving into the history of planned communities in Iowa State honors seminar

This spring, Iowa State University students examined planned and ideal communities in “A Good Place,” an honors seminar that took students on a journey through former and existing planned communities in the U.S. and utopian and egalitarian ideals, including studies of the Amana Colonies in Iowa and an assignment to create their own hypothetical planned community.

Reiman architecture design-build

Iowa State architecture students create massive, twisting structure for Reiman Gardens exhibition

This spring, 77 students in Iowa State University’s second-year architecture studios designed, built and installed a 1,300-square-foot structure at Reiman Gardens for its “Forces of Nature” kinetic art exhibition, on display April 28 through Nov. 3.

3M Design Challenge team

Iowa State engineers create innovative disaster relief container for 3M challenge

Iowa State University engineering students have developed a new, practical and cost-effective way to drop medical supplies into a disaster area as part of the inaugural 3M Disruptive Design Challenge last week at 3M headquarters. Their air-drop container survived a 150-foot fall and water submersion, and was successfully repurposed as a stretcher.

New equipment inside the ISU human anatomy laboratory

Iowa State University anatomy lab is finishing its first year with human donors

The Iowa State University Biomedical Sciences Department for the first time offered a human anatomy course involving the study of human cadavers this year. The course was made possible through a partnership with the University of Iowa’s deeded body program and utilizes a new, state-of-the art laboratory.

George Washington Carver

Filmmaker will preview IPTV George Washington Carver documentary at Iowa State

Iowa State University will have an opportunity to screen part of a new Iowa Public Television documentary about George Washington Carver before its statewide premiere later this month.

Brian Burt portrait

Experience of black doctoral students underscores need to increase diversity in STEM fields

The danger and risk of riding out a storm is symbolic of the decision black men make to pursue a graduate degree in engineering. They do so knowing they will face challenges, but the barriers described by black men who shared their experiences as part of a six-year study show how race was a greater obstacle than they expected.