Friday, March 24
After hitting rural areas harder, inflation’s ongoing impact evens out
Inflation took a bigger bite of rural household budgets throughout much of 2022, but its effects were similar in rural and urban areas by the end of the year, according to a report by an Iowa State University professor. Two years of rising prices have shrunk discretionary income in rural households to less than $500 a month.
Track great Allyson Felix to discuss adversity, motherhood and innovation during ISU lecture
Allyson Felix, the most decorated American track-and-field Olympian of all time, will share stories of adversity, triumph, advocacy and her innovative approach to entrepreneurship during an upcoming presentation at Iowa State University on March 27.
Innovation at Work: Culture of collaboration fosters big ideas, new technologies, impactful solutions
Innovation is a collaborative process, which is why Iowa State has built an ecosystem of support and resources to develop ideas into new products or technologies.
The dark figure of crime
A world-renowned criminologist at Iowa State lays out evidence in a new book that Ted Bundy’s criminal career was far lengthier and deadlier than the official record. He says the story of Bundy reflects the unsolved murder epidemic in the U.S. and offers solutions to reduce the backlog of cold cases.
Study compares NGO communication around migration
A new study compares the communication strategies of NGOs working on migration issues in two neighboring countries, Turkey and Bulgaria. The research findings highlight how the specific political and cultural context of a country affects an organization’s messaging.
Understanding what makes senior towns in Iowa “smart”
Researchers are looking to small towns in Iowa to understand how some support aging in place better than others. Their findings could help communities plan for the future and preserve a high quality of life for all residents.
With NASA grant, ISU agronomist seeking to spot crop stress from space
A research team led by Iowa State University agronomy professor Brian Hornbuckle is studying how to use satellite-based sensors to remotely detect daily changes in water content and temperature of plants in fields across the Corn Belt, a system that could act as an early warning system for crop stress.
Iowa State University undergraduates will showcase research March 6 at the Statehouse
ISU undergraduate students will present research posters detailing their work on 20 projects spanning a huge range of topics, from bioengineering to bumblebee hair, at the Iowa Capitol on Monday. The 2023 Research in the Capitol event offers university students a chance to interact with legislators, state officials and university administrators to show how their innovative work has the potential to impact the state, nation and beyond.
SoilTech industry-university center to develop technology to measure, track soil health
The research groups led by Iowa State's Carmen Gomes and Jonathan Claussen will be part of a new coast-to-coast, industry-university research hub called the Center for Soil Technologies, or SoilTech. Researchers from four universities just launched the center with a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
Classes virtual, remote work for Feb. 23
Due to the icy conditions yesterday that continued overnight, classes will be held virtually, when possible, and employees should work remotely on Thursday, Feb. 23.
Are digital humans the employees of the future?
Researchers who’ve studied the emergence of digital humans say “AI with a face” will become more prevalent within the decade. They wrote an article aimed at industry leaders to highlight four types of digital humans and offer guidance.