Iowa State's graduate program in agricultural and biosystems engineering is ranked second in the country, according to the latest rankings of graduate programs published by U.S. News and World Report magazine. The engineering and business colleges also ranked within the top 26 of public universities and another eight engineering departments ranked among the top 25 public programs.
In an "Insight Into Diversity" feature, police chief Michael Newton says a strong relationship with the office of the vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion has been critical to building trust with the campus community.
Selected in a competitive process, seven proposals will share $93,000 in grants next year to improve undergraduate courses and strengthen student learning.
Juniors Benjamin Litterer and Paiton McDonald have been named 2021 Goldwater Scholars. The scholarship is the premier U.S. undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering, covering up to $7,500 per year for tuition, fees, books and living expenses.
Ames Laboratory scientists have discovered a green, low-energy process to break down polystyrene, a type of plastic widely used in foam packaging materials, disposable food containers and cutlery. The discovery could improve technologies for recycling plastics.
A $250,000 gift from Farm Credit Services of America will support technology and innovation programming for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in the Student Innovation Center, including exhibits that highlight career paths available in the college.