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Saturday, January 10 2015

  • Iowa State and Des Moines Public Schools to expand college opportunity through ‘ISU 4U Promise’

    Iowa State University and the Des Moines Public School District are working with families and neighborhood organizations to make college more accessible and affordable for students at King Elementary and Moulton Extended Learning Center. The ISU 4U Promise program will provide educational and teaching assistance as well as provide tuition awards.

  • ISU scientist calculates economic impact of gas tax increase for Iowans

    No one wants to pay more at the pump, but a possible increase in the state gas tax may not cost as much as some Iowans think. Dave Swenson, an associate scientist in economics at Iowa State University, calculated the average cost of a 10-cent increase, based on miles traveled and gas mileage.

  • Iowa State University researchers make fish food from Iowa agricultural commodities

    Researchers at Iowa State University are charting new waters by turning the state’s agricultural commodities into fish food, work that could help farmers find new revenue streams and provide a boost to U.S. fish production.

  • Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds

    Using the Iowa State University Sliding Simulator, Iowa State glaciologists Lucas Zoet and Neal Iverson have found that as a glacier's sliding speed increases, the bed beneath the glacier can grow slipperier. That laboratory finding could help researchers make better predictions of glacier response to climate change and the corresponding sea-level rise. The research results were just published in the Journal of Glaciology.

  • Change Agent: Baskar Ganapathysubramanian

    Whether it's research related to plant growth or heating and cooling systems, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian and his research group have the tools to mathematically and computationally simulate problems, explore variables and find the most promising answers for further study. Says Baskar: "This is better science at a faster rate."