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Thursday, March 2 2017

Michael Newton

Newton tapped to lead ISU Police

Michael Newton will be Iowa State's next chief of police. Newton has served in the University of Wisconsin, Madison, police department since 1998. His appointment is effective April 3.

Rows of corn on an Iowa State University research farm, some of which suffer from nitrogen deficiency.

Iowa State University agronomists show nitrogen fertilizer feeds healthy soil in corn and soybean production

New Iowa State University research shows nitrogen fertilizer plays an essential role in maintaining soil carbon in corn and soybean fields. Adequate soil carbon is one of the most important metrics of soil health.

Gül Kremer

Iowa State engineers will contribute to new Manufacturing USA institute

Iowa State engineers are partners in a new, $140 million national manufacturing institute dedicated to finding ways to reuse materials and save energy. The Iowa State researchers are expected to work with Iowa companies on projects involving materials recycling and manufacturing processes.

Semi trucks and highway traffic

Access to big data would help trucking companies improve safety and productivity

The trucking industry loses billions of dollars and wastes millions of hours each year sitting idle in traffic. Helping drivers avoid congestion would increase productivity and improve safety, says a team of Iowa State University and industry researchers.

Kathryn Thornton

Veteran space shuttle astronaut Kathryn Thornton will speak at ISU March 6

Former astronaut Kathryn Thornton who logged 975 hours in space travel — including 21 hours on space walks — will speak at Iowa State as part of the Women's Leadership Lecture series. She will present "Why We Explore Space" at 8 p.m. Monday, March 6, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Yanhai Yin and members of his laboratory in an ISU greenhouse

Iowa State University researchers detail genetic mechanisms that govern growth and drought response in plants

New Iowa State University research outlines how the genetic pathways that govern growth and stress response in plants sometimes clash. The research could lead to better performing crop varieties.

Greg Welk

Helping parents understand BMI may lead to positive changes in childhood obesity

Schools are taking a proactive approach to get students to move more, but it takes a team effort. A new study, published in Childhood Obesity, found parents were more likely to change their child’s lifestyle when schools provided educational materials along with the results of their child’s body mass index screening.

Sriram Sundararajan

Iowa State engineer addresses need for scientists, engineers to engage the public

Iowa State University is helping faculty and graduate students develop broader impacts activities to engage the public and benefit society. An Iowa State engineer will describe the university's efforts during a seminar at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Student participating in eye-tracking study

In the eye of the beholder: ISU researchers use eye-tracking technology to detect deception

Researchers in Iowa State University’s College of Business are using eye-tracking technology to better detect when people are lying. They’re specifically interested in cues that may signal deception during job interviews. Go inside the college’s neuroscience lab to see how the research could help businesses weed out dishonest employees.