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Monday, June 17 2024

  • ISU graduate is named Stanford Knight-Hennessy Scholar

    Victoria Kyveryga, who just completed a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and chemistry at Iowa State at the conclusion of the spring 2024 semester, will begin a Ph.D. program at Stanford later this year as part of the prestigious Knight-Hennessy program. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program aims to develop an interdisciplinary community of future global leaders to address the world's complex challenges through collaboration and innovation.

  • Iowa State students crisscross 'Tornado Alley,' chasing storms, sharing data, learning lessons

    A new course this spring, "Field Observations of Thunderstorms," took 13 Iowa State students and their three instructors across "Tornado Alley" for eight days. They found storms, collected data and shared information with national forecasters. It all could have been straight out of the 1996 movie “Twister” or this summer’s sequel, “Twisters.”

  • ‘We want to be prepared’: ISU develops test for Japanese encephalitis virus

    Researchers at Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory have developed a diagnostic test for swine to detect Japanese encephalitis virus, a mosquito-borne disease common in southeast Asia. While the disease hasn’t been detected in the U.S., it spread to Australia two years ago.

  • Cardinal Space Mining co-wins Grand Prize at NASA’s ‘Lunabotics Challenge’

    Iowa State's Cardinal Space Mining Club left NASA's Lunabotics Challenge as a co-winner of the Grand Prize and the winner of the mining competition, successfully and stressfully defending last year's wins in the annual contest for mini mining robots.

  • Exercise benefits the brain but improving its blood vessels may take longer

    People with less consistent brain blood flow patterns may be at greater risk of dementia and cerebrovascular disease. To explore whether regular aerobic exercise can help, researchers at Iowa State University conducted a pilot study, the results of which were recently published.