A "macrogrid" that increases the electricity moving between America's Eastern and Western interconnections, two of the biggest power grids on the planet, would more than pay for itself, according to a study based on computer models developed by Iowa State researchers.
The home mask sewer movement at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic stemmed not only from altruism but also a desire for some level of control during an unprecedented time of uncertainty, based on a study co-authored by an ISU researcher.
In a partnership between Iowa State and Mary Greeley Medical Center, the Ames hospital will provide tuition for eight of its registered nurses each year to complete their bachelor of science in nursing degrees at ISU. The hybrid program can be completed in two semesters for full-time students (four semesters, part time) and helps nurses make an immediate difference in their practice.
A new food science course this spring will explore the ancient practice of beer-making. Robert C. Brown, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and accomplished home brew hobbyist, will co-teach Science and Practice of Brewing with Zhiyou Wen, director of the Center for Crops Utilization Research. The class will use a lab outfitted with donations from John Blichmann, a mechanical engineering alumnus who owns a brewing equipment manufacturing company.