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Wednesday, September 29 2021

  • Iowa State University team will expand high-tech toolbox to help identify promising conservation practices

    A new federal grant will help Iowa State University researchers expand and update an electronic tool that identifies watershed conservation practices best suited to particular agricultural fields. The Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework relies on data concerning field boundaries, land use and soil conditions to help guide decisions on how to improve water quality.

  • Iowa State’s Schulte Moore named 2021 MacArthur Fellow

    Iowa State University's Lisa Schulte Moore has been named a 2021 MacArthur Fellow for her groundbreaking research as a landscape ecologist building more sustainable and resilient agricultural systems. The prestigious awards, sometimes called “genius grants,” identify scientists, artists, entrepreneurs and others who have demonstrated exceptional creativity and who show promise for important future advances.

  • 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.