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Tuesday, May 2 2017

An artist's illustration of the nearby start epsilon Eridani and its disk structure that's very similar to our solar system.

Astronomers confirm nearby star a good model of our early solar system

Iowa State University's Massimo Marengo is part of a research team that has confirmed a nearby star's planetary system contains separate belts of asteroids, similar to our own solar system. The star is also about one-fifth the age of our sun. All that makes this star a good model of the early days of our solar system. The findings have just been published by The Astronomical Journal.

Students take notes in class for Business Analytics program

Graduates see career opportunities in growing demand for big data analytics

The answers to some of the challenges businesses face can be found in the volumes of data many corporations collect. The problem is much of that data is messy and requires employees with the analytical skills to find the answers. With that in mind, Iowa State University's College of Business designed an online Master of Business Analytics program to help employees build their analytical skills. The program's first cohort of students will graduate this spring.

Commencement at Jack Trice Stadium

Record number of graduates will receive Iowa State degrees this weekend

Iowa State's spring 2017 graduating class is another record-breaker. An estimated 5,093 students will become alumni this week. For the second year, Iowa State's undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held outdoors (May 6, 1:30 p.m.) at Jack Trice Stadium. The Graduate College commencement ceremony is Thursday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m., Hilton Coliseum. The College of Veterinary Medicine will confer Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees on May 6 at noon, Stephens Auditorium. 

Traer and Cy mugs

Iowa State graduating senior from Glidden says goodbye to four years as Cy

'Fess up, Cyclone Nation. We like to think that between games and matches and tailgates and banquets, Cy resides in a cozy penthouse atop Hilton Coliseum. After all, it’s tough to believe that our beloved mascot's duties are fulfilled by a mere mortal student. And sooner or later that student is bound to graduate.

Gonzalez mug

Iowa State University graduating senior destined to make a world of difference

Christina Gonzalez probably inherited her spirit of adventure from her mother, who left family and friends in Mexico at 18 to seek a better future. Gonzalez will celebrate with her immigrant parents when she graduates from Iowa State University on Saturday, May 6, with a bachelor’s degree in global resource systems and minors in anthropology and political science. She is on her way to becoming a foreign service officer.

Student working on video game wearing Microsoft HoloLens

Integrated reality opening new opportunities for students and users

Students in James Lathrop's class have spent the semester working in the world of integrated reality. They've developed a video game using the Microsoft Hololens, which allows gamers to interact with holograms in their own environment. 

Production room

ISU architecture students take top 10 win in national AIA sustainable design competition

A team of architecture graduate students is among the winners of the third annual AIA COTE Top Ten for Students competition, which recognizes 10 projects that demonstrate “creative and innovative integration of daylighting, materials, water, energy and ecological systems, through a cohesive and beautiful architectural understanding.” Iowa State's project, “The Apicenter,”  is an adaptive reuse project for Ogden's Howe Elementary School.Their design will be on display April 27-29 at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando, Florida, and exhibited again at the 106th ACSA Annual Meeting in Denver, in March 2018.

Gene and Margy Chamberlin

Margaret and L. Eugene Chamberlin win Greenlee School’s 2017 Schwartz Award

Margaret “Margy” and the late L. Eugene “Gene” Chamberlin will receive the 2017 James W. Schwartz Award from Iowa State University’s Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication. The annual award recognizes distinguished service to journalism and mass communication. In 2007, the Chamberlins established one of the Greenlee School’s signature programs, the Chamberlin Lecture series, to bring national perspectives in news and advertising to campus.

David King

Competition limits self-interests that pose potential problems for corporations

New research by an Iowa State University professor of management examines how competing interests within an organization can limit egregious unethical behavior. David King says there needs to be a restructuring of corporate governance, so more people are at the table making decisions.