News of a school shooting or a homicide involving a teenage suspect always leads to the question of why? It is human nature to want an explanation, but too often, the rush to judgment clouds reality, said Matt DeLisi, a professor of sociology at...
22-Oct-2014 9:30 AM EDT
A textbook or class lecture cannot replicate the pressure of giving a stump speech to voters or responding to a crisis. To expose students to that environment, Kelly Winfrey turned her campaign rhetoric class into a mock U.S. Senate campaign.
21-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
The Biobased Foundry at the Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State has helped nine startup companies. The foundry combines teaching and mentoring to help young researchers create technologies and that meet customer needs.
21-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT
Approximately 54 million workers are targeted by a bully during their careers. Instead of reporting it, an Iowa State professor found several victims suffered silently because of the challenges they face telling their story.
15-Oct-2014 9:25 AM EDT
ExxonMobil is beginning an advanced biofuels research program at Iowa State University by supporting two research projects. The projects focus on the fundamental scientific and engineering questions of the fast pyrolysis of biomass.
13-Oct-2014 11:55 AM EDT
Iowa State researchers will scale up their nuclear physics studies for Cori, the Energy Department's next-generation supercomputer. What the researchers learn could one day lead to safer, more efficient forms of nuclear power.
1-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT
To improve health and help combat childhood obesity, more schools are changing physical education requirements and finding new ways to keep children active throughout the day. Iowa State University researchers are improving the way that activity is...
25-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT
To better understand the gender divide that still exists today in engineering, it's necessary to look at the history of the field, said Amy Bix. The associate professor of history at Iowa State University explores those gender issues in her book,...
24-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Iowa State University political experts are available to answer your questions and discuss key races and policy issues leading into the November election.
2-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Students are back in school and now is the time for parents to develop routines to help their children succeed academically. An Iowa State University professor says parental involvement, more than income or social status, is a predictor of student...
26-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT
Reynol Junco is using Facebook and Twitter to help college students succeed. Instead of seeing social media as a distraction in the classroom, Junco says it helps him engage and connect with students.
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It doesn’t matter where you work – every organization has a culture defined by its rhythm and harmony, much like music. In the day-to-day grind at work, we don’t give much thought to our office culture, but an Iowa State business professor...
10-Jun-2014 12:00 PM EDT