Friday, September 24 2021
Researchers explain how nanomaterial aids antibody response, study it as antibody factory
Iowa State researchers affiliated with the Nanovaccine Institute based on campus have explained how a nanomaterial initiates antibody production by the immune system's B cells. The technique could be used to turn B cells into factories that provide antibodies for diagnostic tests or treatments. That, according to a research paper, makes the nanomaterial platform "a highly versatile tool in the development of multiple countermeasures against emerging and reemerging infectious diseases.”
C.G. “Turk” and Joyce Therkildsen donate new Iowa State University Industrial Engineering Building
C.G. “Turk” and Joyce A. McEwen Therkildsen have provided a $42 million gift commitment to Iowa State University’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering for a new facility that will provide technologically enhanced learning and research laboratory spaces.
Preliminary summary of crew club post-accident reviews
Iowa State University commissioned two reviews following the tragic boating accident on March 28, 2021, at Little Wall Lake. This summary provides an overview of the two reports.
National publications rank, recognize Iowa State academics, value
Several national publications have ranked or recognized Iowa State University of Science and Technology for its academic programs, value, commitment to public good and entrepreneurial spirit.
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.