Ames, IA USA

Our News on Newswise

Marriage More Likely to End in Divorce When Wives Get Sick


A new Iowa State University study analyzed the divorce rate for couples in which either spouse was diagnosed with a serious illness. The study found a higher probability of divorce for wives that got sick. However, a husband’s illness did not...
4-Mar-2015 8:00 AM EST

Architecture Professor Builds Public Interest Design Hub at Iowa State University


Eight years ago, Nadia Anderson blazed trails at Iowa State by offering a community design project as an elective for architecture students. Students collaborating with community residents to address issues through design was uncommon. Now, Anderson...
3-Mar-2015 6:05 PM EST

Iowa State Engineers Developing Pavement Technologies to Clear Snow and Ice From Runways


Iowa State University researchers are developing technologies – including heated pavements, electrically conductive concrete and nanostructured superhydrophobic coatings – to quickly and economically clear snow and ice from airport runways.
2-Mar-2015 5:00 PM EST

Iowa State Cyber Security Experts Make Virtual Lab Available for Classrooms, Competitions


Iowa State cyber security experts have developed ISERink (ice rink) as a playground for computer competition, training and research. Thanks to support from the National Science Foundation, the software is now available for free to other schools.
4-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

Gender Roles: Men and Women Are Not So Different After All


Gender is a large part of our identity that is often defined by our psychological differences as men and women. But an Iowa State University researcher says in reality men and women are more alike than we may think.
29-Jan-2015 8:00 AM EST

Stellar Astronomers Answer Question Posed by Citizen Scientists: ‘What Are Yellowballs?’


Citizen scientists wanted to know: What are the yellow objects on these infrared images from the Spitzer Space Telescope? Iowa State's Charles Kerton and others report in The Astrophysical Journal the "yellowballs" are part of the development of...
27-Jan-2015 12:30 PM EST

Kepler Astronomers Discover Ancient Star with Five Earth-Size Planets


Iowa State's Steve Kawaler is part of a team that used data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft to find an 11.2 billion-year-old star with at least five Earth-size planets. That means Earth-size planets have been forming for most of the history of the...
27-Jan-2015 9:45 AM EST

Iowa State Professor Says Facebook Not to Blame for Negative Impact on Grades


The more time college students, particularly freshman, spend on Facebook, the more their grades suffer. But an Iowa State professor says the problem is not Facebook -- it's an issue of self-regulation.
20-Jan-2015 1:00 PM EST

Our Experts on Newswise

Iowa State Professor Working to Improve Mental Health Care for Veterans


An Iowa State professor has new perspective as to the challenges veterans face when seeking mental health care. It’s an issue Alicia Carriquiry was aware, but she never fully understood the need until listening to veterans testify about their...
24-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

CIA Report to Push Conversation on Ethical and Effective Interrogation Methods

17-Dec-2014 5:00 PM EST

ISU Professor Can Comment on Effective Interrogation Methods in Response to CIA Report


9-Dec-2014 1:00 PM EST

Immigration Expert Available for Interviews


20-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Iowa State Political Experts Available to Comment on 2014 Election


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

How Parents Can Help Their Children Succeed and Stay in School


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

Engaging Students Through Social Media Is Focus of Iowa State University Prof’s New Book

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.
18-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Peach recall generating a lot of questions for consumers


25-Jul-2014 9:05 AM EDT

Our YouTube Videos