Thursday, September 9 2021
Enrollment numbers reflect student interest in STEM fields
Iowa State’s total fall enrollment of 30,708 includes 25,808 undergraduate, 4,264 graduate and 636 veterinary medicine students, representing all 99 Iowa counties, all 50 states and 112 different countries. While overall enrollment is down from last year, the university saw a 6% increase in new first-year students and a 1% increase in new graduate students.
Change Agent: Julie Irish
Julie Irish is an accomplished interior designer and scholar who has received numerous research grants and has been recognized for her teaching since she started as a faculty member in Iowa State's interior design department three years ago. Years ago and thousands of miles away in Wales, she never imagined she'd wind up in the U.S. Midwest.
Alumni and friends make long-lasting impact through Forever True, For Iowa State campaign
Every aspect of Iowa State – from students, faculty and staff to facilities such as the Student Innovation Center and the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab – is benefiting from the Forever True, For Iowa State campaign. Alumni and friends exceeded the campaign’s goal of raising $1.5 billion, which is helping advance the university today and for generations to come.
Iowa State researcher: Regional climate forecast is troubling, but there’s hope
Iowa State's Bill Gutowski is one of 15 lead authors of a 228-page chapter within the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report provides an unprecedented look at regional climate data, including fact sheets and an interactive, online atlas. In central North America, for example, the reports says there's "high confidence" drought will increase as warming increases.
Studying mosquito immune cells could improve understanding of disease transmission
A recent study led by an Iowa State University entomologist explores the different kinds of cells that make up mosquito immune systems. The research could shed light on how mosquitoes transmit malaria.
Door-to-door ‘Good Neighbor’ program welcomes Iowa State students
Iowa State University and City of Ames staff have collaborated on the "Good Neighbor" campaign, in which they visit students living off-campus to build relationships with student residents and talk about hosting gatherings and understanding city ordinances and regulations. Now in its second year, their goal is to reach approximately 250 to 300 residences.
Change Agent: Aaron Sadow, finding the chemistry to add value, utility to plastic waste
With the support of a four-year, $12.8 million grant from a U.S. Department of Energy program to establish Energy Frontier Research Centers, Aaron Sadow and his colleagues are building a multi-member Institute for Cooperative Upcycling of Plastics (iCOUP) based at the Ames Laboratory. Their mission: work together with their various scientific backgrounds to find ways to transform plastic waste into renewable resources.