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.
What the birth rate says about changing family dynamics
(Phys.org) —An Iowa State University sociologist is not surprised by a recent U.S. Census Bureau report showing a spike in the number of unmarried women giving birth. According to the report, nearly 36 percent of babies ...
Brazil to overtake US as top soybean producer
An Iowa State University grain markets expert said this week that a combination of long-term trends and recent weather patterns are responsible for putting Brazil in a position this year to overtake U.S. soybean production ...
New approach challenges old ideas about plant species and biomass
For decades, scientists have believed that a relationship exists between how much biomass plant species produce and how many species can coexist.
Flood impact on mosquitoes unclear, according to entomologist
Recent flooding throughout the state might give mosquito populations a boost. But, then again, it might not.
Process could improve economics of ethanol production
(PhysOrg.com) -- Iowa State University's Hans van Leeuwen has moved his research team's award-winning idea for improving ethanol production from a laboratory to a pilot plant.
Becoming part of global, shoestring team requires researchers only to play fair, share
Asking a scientist to take part in research that has little budget, less infrastructure and almost no central bureaucracy would appear a lost cause.
Most plant species important in various and varying ecosystems: study
From the kinds that people sneeze at, to the kinds that have prickly seeds that stick to pant legs, there are many different types of plants in grasslands around the world.
Researchers look to chicken genetics to fight hunger and poverty in Africa
Animal science faculty members at Iowa State University are studying the genetic makeup of chickens in Africa in an effort to improve nutrition and alleviate food scarcity across the continent.
Researchers discover structure of key Ebola protein
Research led by Iowa State University scientists has them a step closer to finding a way to counter the Ebola virus.
Optimism can lead to unrealistic voter expectations in elections
(Phys.org) —Supporters had high expectations for a 2010 ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California. Those expectations were ultimately met with disappointment when the measure failed. ...