News Service

Monday, November 11

  • Innovation Corps at Iowa State: Helping researchers turn ideas into companies

    Iowa State University's Innovation Corps site is helping scientists and engineers prepare to move their discoveries toward commercialization. A key part of the preparation: talking to prospective customers about their actual needs.

  • Study shows how cover crops and perennials do not necessarily increase carbon storage in soil

    An Iowa State University study delves deep below the surface to find how cover crops such as winter rye affect soil microbes a meter underground. The study found cover crops and perennials improve water quality but don’t necessarily lead to gains in carbon sequestration, a finding that could have implications for climate change.

  • Outreach efforts aim to make you love math – or at least hate it less

    A team of Iowa State mathematicians is working to change perceptions by giving people a positive experience with math. The team doesn’t expect to change minds overnight. The goal is to help people see math as a way of thinking, organizing thoughts and making plans that applies to things they do every day. 

  • Iowa State will honor World War II, Vietnam service members at Gold Star Hall ceremony

    Four former Iowa State University students will be honored for their military service, and their ultimate sacrifice, at the annual Gold Star Hall ceremony Nov. 11. The 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge will also be recognized.

  • Grant will help improve protective gloves for firefighters and first responders

    The heat-protective gloves firefighters and first responders wear are thick, bulky and limit dexterity. That's why a team of Iowa State University researchers is working to improve the safety and function of the gloves as part of the personal protective equipment system.

  • Shelter animals receive care at ISU College of Veterinary Medicine on their way to adoption

    A surgery, anesthesia and community outreach course for third-year veterinary students at Iowa State University prepares students for clinical practice while helping dogs and cats in animal shelters and rescues get adopted. The program treats all common problems presented in shelter pets, including eye, ear and skin problems and gastrointestinal parasites.

  • New grant will help scientists study how cover crops affect plant disease

    An Iowa State University scientist is coordinating experiments across more than a dozen states to determine how the timing of cover crop termination affects the susceptibility of corn to disease. The experiments are part of a USDA-funded initiative that includes 100 scientists and 35 institutions to develop a suite of new tools to help farmers.

  • Training for Title IX investigators lacks tested, effective techniques

    Interviews are the central component of any Title IX investigation, but new research finds the techniques investigators are using may not be the most effective. Iowa State University researchers evaluated the available training programs for investigators and identified techniques and suggested practices at odds with science-based interviewing strategies.

  • Change Agent: Doug Jacobson, protecting data, recruiting students to cybersecurity

    Doug Jacobson -- already busy with cyberdefense research and helping build Iowa State's new major in cyber security engineering -- has found fun ways to recruit students into cybersecurity studies and careers.

  • Buttigieg jumps to second in Iowa State University/Civiqs poll

    Mayor Pete Buttigieg is building momentum in Iowa, according to the latest Iowa State University/Civiqs poll. Of likely caucus-goers, 20% said Buttigieg is their top choice among the field of Democratic presidential candidates. That moves him to second in the poll – up from fourth in September – just behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren who maintained her lead at 28%.

  • Iowa State joins national alliance to develop a more inclusive and diverse STEM faculty

    Iowa State University will join a national network of universities committed to enhancing the recruitment, hiring, and retention of diverse faculty in their institutions. Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty is a three-year program co-led by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and funded by the National Science Foundation as part of its INCLUDES initiative. 

  • Persistence pays off with first images of butterfly eggs

    Kim Moss, assistant professor of art and visual culture and coordinator of the biological and premedical illustration program at Iowa State University, is the first person to shoot video and photos of where the Parnassius clodius butterfly lays its eggs — a missing piece of the puzzle that helps explain its link to climate change.

  • Young adults not seeking treatment for substance use disorders

    A growing number of young adults are dealing with a substance use disorder – in some cases, multiple substance use disorders – and not seeking help, according to a study led by an Iowa State University researcher. The results show two in every five young adults reported a past-year SUD. 

  • Top 25 rankings for Iowa State design programs

    Iowa State University’s landscape architecture, interior design and architecture programs are ranked among the top 25 in the United States, according to the latest survey of practitioners by DesignIntelligence.

  • Iowa State releases results from national campus climate survey

    Sexual assault and misconduct continue to be significant issues on college campuses across the nation, but awareness and bystander intervention are improving, according to the Association of American Universities AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct. An estimated 11.3% of respondents at Iowa State experienced an assault during their college careers. While lower than the average for all participating universities, it is an increase of 1.6% since the 2015 survey.

     

     

  • Iowa State artist wants to find ‘what’s good’ in a divided world

    Jennifer Drinkwater is interviewing people in Iowa and Mississippi for stories about “what’s good” in their communities. These interviews – and the artwork inspired by the interviewees’ words – are the “What’s Good Project,” which documents people’s perspectives on the positives in their communities.