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Thursday, June 20 2024

  • Iowa State and OPN Architects team up for 3D-printed installation at Rudd Public Library

    An innovative collaboration merges Iowa State University’s research and 3D-printing facilities with a private design firm’s digital tools and vision to create an outdoor seating space to be installed this summer at the new Rudd Public Library. The old Rudd library was destroyed by a tornado in December 2021. The pieces designed for the library are as much an art installation as public seating, featuring seven separate concrete pieces that will allow patrons to sit or recline, similar to benches.

  • 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.