The pandemic forced the Meats Laboratory to limit many of its usual operations for several months last year, but it still found ways to help feed Iowans during that time. New course offerings will be available in 2022, and retail sales resumed in February.
President Wendy Wintersteen has extended athletics director Jamie Pollard's contract to 2026. Pollard has led Cyclone athletics since 2005. Iowa State will have the nation's fourth-longest serving Football Bowl Subdivision athletics director this fall, behind only Oklahoma, Kentucky and Ohio State.
In an essay for The Conversation, electrical and computer engineering Distinguished Professor James McCalley said microgrids would allow cheaper, cleaner electricity to be sent efficiently across the nation. Developing the system now would save the U.S. billions of dollars.
Several dozen authors and a handful of designers teamed on an educational series of articles published by ISU Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Association of Naturalists. "Iowa's Nature Series" covers topics such as landforms, forests, prairies, aquatics, vertebrates, invertebrates and plants.
In a study by sociology professor Susan Stewart, nearly two-thirds of female participants reported drinking more since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, including increases in daily drinking, drinking earlier in the day, and binge drinking.