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No Silver Bullet: Iowa State Study Identifies Risk Factors of Youth Charged with Murder


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

Mock Campaign Gives Iowa State Students New Perspective on Political Process


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

Center for Biorenewable Chemicals Helps Iowa State Researchers Launch Startup Companies


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

Bullies in the Workplace: Iowa State Researcher Examines Struggles for Victims to Tell Their Story


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 Supports Iowa State Research in Biofuels Science and Engineering


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 Physicists Among Teams Preparing for New Energy Department Supercomputer


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

Iowa State Research Team Developing New Measurement Tool for Schools and Research


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

Gender Barriers: Professor Looks at History of Discrimination Against Women in Engineering


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

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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

U.S. Focus on Malaysian Airliner Overshadowing Israel-Gaza Situation


18-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT

SUPCO Ruling on Executive Power Example of Problems with Antiquated System


26-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

No Paid Leave for Families Is Shameful


24-Jun-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Why Your Office Should Be Like a Jazz Jam Session


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

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