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Friday, April 2 2021

  • Update on boating accident review

    Iowa State University and the Crew Club at Iowa State are continuing to work with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources in its ongoing investigation of the boating accident on March 28, at Little Wall Lake in Hamilton County. The university is also developing the framework for its review of university and sport club policies and procedures. As part of that process, USRowing will conduct a safety review specific to the day of the accident and of safety policies and practices for the Crew Club.

  • Media Advisory: ISU experts available to comment on spring planting

    Higher market prices, drought in some stretches of Iowa and the lingering effects of last year’s derecho storm all could shape this year’s planting season. Iowa State University ag experts are available for interviews with news media on many of the angles that will shape the agricultural world in 2021.

  • Agricultural and biosystems engineering graduate program ranked among the best

    Iowa State's graduate program in agricultural and biosystems engineering is ranked second in the country, according to the latest rankings of graduate programs published by U.S. News and World Report magazine. Iowa State's engineering and business schools also ranked within the top 26 of public universities and another eight engineering departments ranked among the top 25 public programs.

  • Two Iowa State students named Goldwater Scholars

    Two Iowa State University students have earned Goldwater Scholarships, the premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering in the United States.

  • ISU students involved in boating accident

    Members of the Iowa State Crew Club were practicing Sunday morning at Little Wall Lake in Hamilton County when their boat capsized. Information and updates related to search and rescue efforts.

  • Engineers developing COVID-19 tests for mass production, mass distribution

    Iowa State University engineers are using their expertise in graphene-based biosensors to develop quick, inexpensive and sensitive saliva tests for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Federal agencies are supporting the research with the goal of producing tests that can be easily mass produced and widely distributed.

  • New report offers recommendations to strengthen U.S. supply chain

    The pandemic has revealed several weaknesses within the supply chain. A new report, co-authored by an Iowa State University researcher, examines those weaknesses and provides recommendations for government policy makers to address the challenges.

  • Pandemic emphasizes need for digital literacy education

    Parents would never give their children the keys to the car without supervised training and driver’s education. An Iowa State University researcher says parents and educators need to take a similar approach before handing children a keyboard to access the digital world. 

  • Iowa State receives national recognition for efforts to encourage voting

    Iowa State University is one of more than 230 campuses – and the only one in Iowa – to be designated as a “Voter Friendly Campus,” recognizing the work of ISU students and the Catt Center for Women and Politics to support voter registration efforts and encourage students to vote. 

  • Field study shows icing can cost wind turbines up to 80% of power production

    Researchers led by Iowa State's Hui Hu took their studies of wind-turbine icing out of the lab and into the field to learn how and where ice accumulates on rotating blades. They learned ice on the blades can reduce power production by up to 80%. The field experiments also validated their experimental findings, theories and predictions.

  • Metal whispering: Finding a better way to recover precious metals from electronic waste

    With a bit of "metal whispering," Iowa State University engineers have developed technology capable of recovering pure and precious metals from the alloys in our old phones and other electrical waste. All it takes is the controlled application of oxygen and relatively low levels of heat.

  • 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.