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MOCA Helps Boost Minority Student Retention and Success at Iowa State


The primary goal of the Mathematicians of Color Alliance, better known as MOCA, is to recruit and retain underrepresented graduate students. But this student organization is doing much more to mentor and help students make Iowa State home.
18-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Iowa State Engineer Helps Journal Highlight How Pyrolysis Can Advance the Bioeconomy


Iowa State's Robert C. Brown is a guest editor of the current issue of the journal Energy Technology. The special issue features 20 scientific papers about Brown's specialty: using pyrolysis technologies to convert biomass into fuels, chemicals and...
12-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Offenders’ Deadly Thoughts May Hold Answer to Reducing Crime


It's something many of us say in anger, but don't mean. However, for a small percentage of people homicidal thoughts are very real. Iowa State's Matt DeLisi says identifying offenders with homicidal thoughts could change how we sentence the most...
12-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Iowa State University 2016 Surveillance: No Zika-Associated Mosquitoes Found in State


Mosquito surveillance efforts led by Iowa State University in 2016 found neither of the two species associated with the transmission of Zika virus. West Nile virus appeared more frequently in 2016 than it did in 2015.
10-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Iowa State to Manage Biorefinery Projects for New Manufacturing USA Institute


Iowa State will lead the biorefinery program of the country's 10th -- and just recently announced -- Manufacturing USA Institute. The institute is dedicated to improving the productivity and efficiency of chemical manufacturing.
21-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Biomarker Predicts Alzheimer’s Disease and Link to Diabetes


Iowa State University researchers say higher levels of the enzyme, autotaxin, significantly predict memory impairment and Type 2 diabetes. The research published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease emphasizes the link between physical and mental...
19-Dec-2016 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Iowa State Senior Rebounds From Head Injury to Graduate


On her way to becoming a teacher, Amanda Rohlf hit a brick wall. Actually it was a lake. But the way her head struck the water, it might as well have been a wall. With extraordinary inner strength and TLC from her university, Rohlf bulldozed through...
13-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Wind Turbines May Have Beneficial Effects for Crops, According to Iowa State University Research


Turbulence created by wind turbines may help corn and soybeans by influencing variables such as temperature and carbon dioxide concentration, according to Iowa State University research. The project drew on data generated by research towers set up...
9-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Unseen Role of the First Lady Is Why the Position Remains Important Today, Says ISU Professor


First ladies are often defined by the causes they champion, but they also play a vital role the public rarely sees, says Stacy Cordery, an expert on first families and a professor of history at Iowa State University. That behind-the-scenes role is...
17-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST

Iowa State Experts Available to Comment on 2016 Presidential Election

The countdown is on to Election Day. These Iowa State faculty can provide expert commentary on the 2016 presidential election, and issues ranging from voter behavior to gender issues to campaign rhetoric.
12-Oct-2016 8:00 AM EDT

Presidential Debates Will Pit Policy vs. Reality Show Drama, Says ISU Professor


Ben Crosby can list several reasons why Hillary Clinton should have a clear advantage in the presidential debates. But the associate professor of English and speech communication says Trump is a wild card and his reality show qualities may give him...
19-Sep-2016 8:00 AM EDT

Iowa State University Ag Economy Expert Available for Interviews Regarding Bayer and Monsanto


7-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT

Presidential Victory: Clinton’s Top 5

25-Jul-2016 7:00 AM EDT

Trump Needs to Sell His Image to a Broader Audience, Says Iowa State Rhetoric Prof


20-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Presidential victory: Trump’s Top 5

18-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT

Trump’s V Pick Would Be His First Traditional Move, Says Iowa State Expert


14-Jul-2016 6:05 PM EDT

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