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Saturday, November 2 2019

  • 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.

  • PBS host to discuss Iowa Caucuses, 2020 elections at Iowa State

    Three months from the Iowa Caucuses and a year from the general elections, a political journalist is coming to Iowa State University on Nov. 4 to talk politics and civility.

  • 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.

  • Engineers solve 50-year-old puzzle in signal processing

    Iowa State's Alexander Stoytchev and Vladimir Sukhoy have solved a 50-year-old puzzle in signal processing. They've formulated the "inverse chirp z-transform," an algorithm related to one that's running on your cell phone right now. It took some computing power and some math expertise to do it.

  • Bad behavior between moms driven by stereotypes, judgment

    Mothers are often their own toughest critics, but new research shows they judge other mothers just as harshly. According to the results, ideal and lazy mothers drew the most contempt from both working and stay-at-home mothers. The overworked stay-at-home mom also was near the top of the list.  

  • Ambitious strategies to combat pests and disease in organic agriculture

    Iowa State University researchers have received a grant to look at innovative ways that allow organic fruit and vegetable growers to combat pests, weeds and disease. Much of the research centers on mestotunnels, or material used to create a physical barrier to protect plants from certain pests. The practices to be analyzed could help organic growers with management challenges without the use of conventional pesticides.

  • Agronomists detail the benefits of updating agricultural drainage infrastructure in new study

    The massive underground infrastructure that allows farmers to cultivate crops on much of the world’s most productive land has outlived its design life and should be updated, according to a new study. Installing higher-capacity pipes and conservation practices would yield a wide range of production and environmental benefits.