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.
Study finds Vision Iowa provided healthy return on investment
A new report by Iowa State University economics faculty and students found that the state's Vision Iowa program -- which was instituted in 2001 to enhance recreational, cultural, educational or entertainment attractions available ...
Researchers develop technique for quick detection of Salmonella
In the hours following an outbreak of Salmonella, there are many questions. And answers can be hard to find.
Study identifies risks, consequences of video game addiction
Parents may have good reason to be concerned about how much time their kids have been spending playing their new video games since the holidays. A new study by an international research team -- including an Iowa State University ...
For farmers, plenty of uncertainty accompanies planting season
The first week of May is traditionally thought of as the ideal time for Iowa farmers to begin planting, but a slow start to spring and volatile grain markets in recent weeks have left producers with a lot of questions, agronomy ...
Intelligent construction practices developed for roads also apply to river levees
The same technologies that Iowa State University's David J. White is developing to build better roads and foundations could also be used to build better river levees.
Researcher identifies genetic pathway responsible for much of plant growth
Researchers at Iowa State University have discovered a previously unknown pathway in plant cells that regulates plant growth.
Experts expect compromise to avoid fallout from the 'fiscal cliff'
(Phys.org)—The image of a "fiscal cliff" may give the wrong impression of the potential fallout should Congress fail to take action by the end of the year on the Budget Control Act. Iowa State economist Dave Swenson described ...
Consumers willing to pay premium for healthier genetically modified foods: study
Consumers are eager to get their hands on, and teeth into, foods that are genetically modified to increase health benefits and even pay more for the opportunity.
Report finds few counties in compliance with gender balance legislation
Just two of Iowa's 99 counties have achieved gender balance on appointed boards and commissions, according to a new report by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University and Friends of the ...
Effects of TV ad violence, Super Bowl implications on kids (w/ Video)
The Super Bowl annually produces the year's largest TV audience, making it a prime event for advertisers to debut their flashy, new commercials. But ads with violent content aired during a sporting event that also contains ...