News Service

Monday, April 15

  • Engineers making a better, more profitable grid for distributing solar power

    Solar and wind power plants are unpredictable sources of electricity. That makes integrating them to the power grid a challenge for grid operators. With the help of a U.S. Department of Energy grant, Iowa State engineers are working to create a modern grid that's smart and flexible enough to efficiently distribute renewables.

  • 2024 Innovation at Work: A partner for producers

    Clients of Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, a world-class leader in animal health, say the lab’s speed, expertise and devoted service make it the behind-the-scenes foundation of Iowa’s livestock and poultry industries.

  • Cognitive scientist and author to compare natural and artificial intelligence during upcoming lecture

    Author and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker will compare human and artificial intelligence during an April 12 lecture at Iowa State University. The program, titled “Natural And Artificial Intelligence: How Rational are Humans?,” is free and open to the public and will include an audience Q&A.

  • Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory dedicates first phase of new facility

    Iowa State University celebrated a significant milestone in the advancement of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s long-standing commitment to providing state-of-the-art diagnostic services in support of Iowa’s $32.5 billion animal agriculture industry. 

  • Up and away with the Iowa State University high-altitude balloon course

    The High Altitude Balloon Experiments in Technology course at Iowa State University conducts balloon launches each semester to gather data at the highest reaches of Earth’s atmosphere. They’ll conduct perhaps their most anticipated experiment yet on April 8, when they travel to Illinois to launch a balloon during the total solar eclipse that will cross North America.

  • 2024 Innovation at Work: Paving the way to success

    The Iowa State University Research Park has attracted some of the world’s top brands as well as incubated a wide range of innovative startups taking their first leaps off the drawing board and into the marketplace. It’s a cradle of innovation that generates waves of economic development that reach far beyond central Iowa.

  • 2024 Innovation at Work: Student-engineers solve industry problems and deliver value

    Iowa State's capstone courses are all about seniors taking on an industry problem, working with a company’s employees and designing solutions. Iowa State’s Center for Industrial Research and Service estimates that students across the university have completed more than 1,280 capstone projects for more than 440 businesses and delivered an economic impact of more than $447 million.

  • Iowa State celebrates 'Cyclone Power' with annual giving day

    Iowa State’s third annual 24-hour day of giving — Forever True Day — kicks off at noon Wednesday, April 3, and runs through noon Thursday, April 4, celebrating the power of the Cyclone community to make a difference through giving. Forever True Day invites Iowa State alumni, faculty and staff, students and friends to visit and support the people and programs of Iowa State.

  • Challenges and successes: Exploring conversations between the National Park Service and Native people

    A new book highlights collaborations between the National Park Service and Native tribes, offering pathways to develop long-term relationships. The authors, representing Native and non-Native voices from the National Park Service, tribal governments and academia, say deep listening, emotional commitment, mutual respect and patience are key.

  • Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich to discuss innovation during 23-24 Manatt-Phelps Lecture at Iowa State

    Two-term former Ohio Gov. John Kasich will deliver the 2023-24 Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science at Iowa State University on March 27. The Manatt-Phelps Lecture series, established in 2002, brings to campus a prominent practitioner or scholar to address issues of significance to the United States and Iowa.

  • 2024 Innovation at Work: Designing vibrant communities

    Through the Community Visioning Program, more than 250 Iowa towns have received research and design expertise to beautify downtowns, improve transportation and support outdoor recreation.

  • Iowa State University undergraduates to show off research at the Iowa Capitol

    The 18th annual Research in the Capitol event, scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, March 25, will transform the Iowa Capitol Rotunda in Des Moines into a showcase for the academic achievements of undergraduates from the three Regents institutions. ISU students will present research posters detailing 20 projects spanning a diverse array of subjects, ranging from disease threats to apples and pears to the use of soybean-based polymers to improve asphalt.

  • New book sheds light on criminal behaviors and forensic frontier with DNA

    With a new book, an Iowa State criminologist examines over 100 cold cases recently resolved by DNA evidence.  The book highlights new forensic technologies, investigative techniques and policies that can bring justice to victims and legal closure to families, and sheds light on serial offender behaviors.