The Cyclone football team will open its season Saturday afternoon on some hometown grass -- seeded, grown and cut from a repurposed cornfield at Iowa State's horticulture research farm north of Ames. This six-minute video by the athletics department summarizes the unprecedented project.
The National Science Foundation CAREER awards received by three research faculty provide $1.5 million in federal funding to pursue their research. The three join 39 ISU faculty who have received the award since 2016.
A research team led by architecture professor Ulrike Passe received a National Science Foundation grant to study how the Mississippi River basin's challenges affect the environmental conditions and residents of cities, suburban areas and rural areas. Five metropolitan areas will be studied, including the Quad Cities.
A $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will fund a project by Rebecca Flint, associate professor of physics and scientist at the Ames National Laboratory, focused on making permanent magnets that use fewer rare earth elements. Permanent magnets are vital in products such as electric vehicles, wind turbines, phones, refrigerators and aircraft.