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Friday, June 2 2017

Shelter Ledges

ISU landscape architect highlights the human story in creation of Iowa's state parks

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Iowa's state park system, which was in the forefront of state park development nationwide. Remembering the parks' original purpose could help inform how we think about them today, said Heidi Hohmann, associate professor of landscape architecture.

Locke Karriker

Iowa State veterinarians work to strengthen food safety and drug efficacy in pork production

Iowa State University veterinarians are taking a closer look at how commonly prescribed antibiotics move through and exit pigs. The research has implications for pork production practices and for food safety.

This image shows how Hexcrete cells can be stacked on top of each other by a crane to build wind turbine towers up to 140 meteres high.

Concrete for taller wind turbine towers passes tests, could help expand wind energy nationwide

A research team led by Iowa State's Sri Sritharan has just finished an 18-month, $1 million study of concrete technology for taller wind turbine towers. Sritharan said lab tests demonstrate the technology will work. Economic studies also say the technology can be cost competitive. Sritharan said the taller towers could enable wind energy production in all 50 states.

Carl Weems

Emotional toll from mass trauma can disrupt children’s sense of competence

Traumatic events, such as a terrorist attack or natural disaster, can have a profound effect on children's perceptions of competence – or how they view their ability to control a situation. Children with higher levels of competence were overall more resilient and had fewer PTSD symptoms, according to a new study by an Iowa State University professor. 

Turnbull in lab

Iowa State veterinary medicine student named Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellow

A third-year student in the College of Veterinary Medicine has received a Howard Hughes Medical Institute  Medical Research Fellowship. Katherine Turnbull is one of 79 medical and veterinary students selected to conduct in-depth, mentored biomedical research at top institutions throughout the United States. Turnbull will spend a year pursuing research on septicemia at the University of Michigan.