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Thursday, December 3 2020

  • Six Iowa State researchers named AAAS Fellows for advancing science

    The American Association for the Advancement of Science named its latest class of AAAS Fellows today, including six Iowa State researchers working in engineering, math and biological sciences. AAAS is the world's largest scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. Its mission is to "advance science and serve society."

  • Iowa State celebrates fall graduates

    An estimated 2,171 students will graduate this weekend from Iowa State University. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the university commencement ceremony and college convocations will be virtual, similar to spring semester. 

  • Making sense of a universe of corn genetics

    A new study details the latest efforts to predict traits in corn based on genomics and data analytics. The data management technique could help to “turbo charge” the seemingly endless amount of genetic stocks contained in the world’s seed banks, leading to faster and more efficient development of new crop varieties.

  • After trauma early in college career, Iowa State senior is thankful for graduation

    Sarah Bartlett’s college career at Iowa State University began with a series of traumatic events. Despite the pain and stress, Bartlett refused to give up on her education and will now graduate next weekend with degrees in anthropology, classical studies and political science.

  • Four years after landing in U.S., graduating ISU senior is on his way to medical school

    Mohamed Shogar came to the United States from Sudan in 2016, without knowing the language or understanding the culture. Next weekend, after four years of hard work – both academically and professionally – Shogar will graduate from Iowa State and start his journey to medical school.

  • Iowa State 11th for entrepreneurship studies in 2021 Princeton Review rankings

    Iowa State is ranked 11th in The Princeton Review’s 15th annual survey of undergraduate schools for entrepreneurship studies. That’s up from 26th in the 2020 rankings. 

  • Businesses turn to social networks to build relationships during pandemic

    Networking with clients over dinner and drinks or out on the golf course is not an option for many companies during the pandemic. A new Iowa State University study illustrates how businesses can still maintain and build those relationships using online social networks. Researchers say the concept is not new, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made it more relevant.

  • APLU recognizes Iowa State for innovation

    An effort to ramp up production of face shields when the COVID-19 pandemic hit is one example of Iowa State’s innovation and discovery that the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities recognized with its 2020 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Innovation award.

  • Wintersteen honored with national Food Systems Leadership Award

    Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen is the recipient of the 2020 Food Systems Leadership Award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The award is the highest recognition bestowed by APLU for a leader in the food system. 

  • Study: Crop diversification can improve environmental outcomes without sacrificing yields

    Diversifying agricultural systems beyond a narrow selection of crops leads to a range of ecosystem improvements while also maintaining or improving yields, according to a new study that analyzed thousands of previously conducted experiments. Diversification practices such as crop rotations and planting prairie strips can lead to “win-win” results that protect the environment without sacrificing yields, according to the analysis.

  • Engineers writing the script to restore wind-dominant power grids after blackouts

    Iowa now generates more than 40% of its electricity from wind power. But wind-dominant electric grids aren't designed to meet a typical, step-by-step blackout recovery after storms such as the Aug. 10 derecho that blew across Iowa. Iowa State's Hugo Villegas Pico will lead a team that will research how to orchestrate the restoration of wind-dominant grids. The project is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

  • COVID-19 weekly snapshot

    The following information is a supplement to the university's COVID-19 Public Health Data weekly updates. It is intended to provide a brief snapshot of the data and trends identified by Iowa State's public health team.