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 savanna chimps exhibit sharing behavior like humans
Sharing food has widely been considered by scholars as a defining characteristic of human behavior. But a new study by Iowa State University anthropology professor Jill Pruetz now reports that chimpanzees from her Fongoli ...
Professor weighs benefit vs. risk of facial recognition technology
(Phys.org) —Many states are using the technology to scan driver's licenses to prevent identity fraud. It led to the arrest of a suspected arsonist in New York. And while facial recognition technology could not identify ...
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 study found ...
Physicists explain the long, useful lifetime of carbon-14
The long, slow decay of carbon-14 allows archaeologists to accurately date the relics of history back to 60,000 years.
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.