Iowa State University (IA) was founded in 1858 in Ames, Iowa. Today, IA has a student body of more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students and professional students in Veterinary Medicine. IA is noted for its engineering, science and mechanical engineering. IA is a land grant and space grant university with a number of astronauts and scientists as alumnae. IA manages the Ames Laboratory for the Department of Energy.
How parents can help their children succeed and stay in school
(Phys.org) —Students are back in school and now is the time for parents to develop routines to help their children succeed academically. Kimberly Greder, an associate professor and Iowa State University ...
Engaging students through social media is focus of new book
Contrary to popular belief about the negative effects of social media, Reynol Junco is using Facebook and Twitter to help college students succeed. Instead of seeing social media as a distraction in the classroom, ...
Engineers to simulate and model tornado winds and their effects on buildings
The Iowa State University Tornado Simulator kicked up a thick and slowly spinning funnel cloud over a model of a small town, overwhelming the miniature streets, buildings and homes.
Most Iowa bald eagles are not exposed to high levels of lead, according to new research
A first-of-its-kind study of Iowa bald eagles found that only a small fraction of the birds appear to suffer from high levels of lead exposure, according to Iowa State University researchers.
Research sheds light on feed efficiency in pigs
Research conducted at Iowa State University is dispelling myths about the practice of breeding pigs to improve feed efficiency, a measurement of how well swine convert the feed they consume into mass.
After a slow start to mosquito season, floods may boost population, according to entomologists
The next few weeks could bring a rise in mosquito populations as floodwaters recede across the state, a pair of Iowa State University entomologists warned this week.
Iowa State engineers turn LEGO bricks into a scientific tool to study plant growth
Ludovico Cademartiri had what seemed like an impossibly demanding list of requirements for his lab equipment.
Researchers find evidence of growing polarization in US
(Phys.org) —Personal values, race, as well as social and economic inequality, all contribute to the growing political divide in America. To better understand the impact of this division, Iowa State University ...
Veterinary researchers use forensic technology to track down drug residues in milk
Veterinarians at Iowa State University are using advanced forensic techniques and the same technology used by crime scene investigators to monitor drug residues in milk and meat.
Energy efficiency experts are helping farmers save money
Iowa farmers can save a chunk of change simply by making sure their tractors are in the right gear, according to personnel at Iowa State University working to make agricultural operations run more efficiently.
Researchers find the mechanism that forms cell-to-cell catch bonds
(Phys.org) —Certain bonds connecting biological cells get stronger when they're tugged. Those bonds could help keep hearts together and pumping; breakdowns of those bonds could help cancer cells break away ...
Census data analysis shows majority of Iowa communities are shrinking
Jobs continue to be a driving factor of population growth and shifts in Iowa, which explains the ongoing decline in many small towns. An analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data found more than 60 percent of cities ...
Researchers find mentor programs often harm, more than help first-year science teachers
New teachers deal with a multitude of challenges during their first year in the classroom, which is why many school districts develop mentoring programs to ease that transition. But a new Iowa State University ...
Scientist developing materials, electronics that dissolve when triggered
A medical device, once its job is done, could harmlessly melt away inside a person's body. Or, a military device could collect and send its data and then dissolve away, leaving no trace of an intelligence ...
Rootworms may fall victim to greater crop rotation
(Phys.org) —After a long battle with corn rootworm, Midwest farmers thought they'd found relief in genetically modified seeds with engineered-in toxins to beat back the best. But recent research confirms ...