Category: Community Engagement


Light Pollution is Disrupting the Seasonal Rhythms of Plants and Trees, Lengthening Pollen Season in U.S. Cities

By Yuyu Zhou, The Conversation

City lights that blaze all night are profoundly disrupting urban plants’ phenology – shifting when their buds open in the spring and when their leaves change colors and drop in the fall. New research coauthored by Iowa State University Associate Professor of Environmental Science Yuyu Zhou shows how nighttime lights are lengthening the growing season…


New book By Iowa State University Professor highlights public art that transforms urban spaces

By Rachel Cramer, Iowa State University News Service

From ghost signs to light shows, a new book explores how public art can illuminate urban spaces, foster community and reflect evolving social and political narratives. Iowa State University Professor of History James Andrews and Associate Professor of English Margaret LaWare edited and contributed to the collection of essays in “Art and the Global City:…


Iowa State University Faculty Building trust and protecting data to support kids in Iowa

By Rachel Cramer, Iowa State University News Service

Figuring out whether early childhood services need to be improved or expanded requires good data, not just anecdotes. But accessing that data is tricky when the entities providing resources and support to families with young kids – federal and state departments, local governments, nonprofit organizations and private businesses – operate in siloes. To address this…


OVPR Welcomes 26 Campus Research Leaders to 2022-23 Cohort

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research is welcoming 26 Iowa State University faculty members to the 2022-2023 Research Collaboration Catalysts (RCC) cohort designed to train the next generation of research team leaders. Team Science principles provide the foundation for the Research Collaboration Catalysts program. Using evidence-based training, tools and resources, participating Iowa State…


Iowa State Receives Record $284.2 Million in External Research Funding in FY2022

University Sets New Milestones for Both Federal and Non-Federal Research Funding

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

The Iowa State research enterprise received $284.2 million in external sponsored research funding for the 2022 fiscal year that closed on June 30, 2022, a new record for the university. This total included $198.2 million in federal research funding and $86 million in non-federal research support, both new university benchmarks in their respective categories. The…


Campus Faculty and Staff Share Insights, Ideas at Iowa State Research Day 2022

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

For the first time since March 2019, the Iowa State University research community convened in person to collaborate, exchange ideas, and celebrate the university’s research success at Research Day 2022 at the Memorial Union on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. Vice President for Research Peter Dorhout welcomed attendees and kicked off the day by sharing the…


How to reduce investing’s gender gap: try talking about ethics

By The Conversation

Women’s perception of unethical behavior among finance professionals may contribute to how underrepresented they are in the industry, according to a recently published article Iowa State University assistant professor of finance Tyler Jensen co-authored with colleagues at Zhejiang University and Creighton University. The research team administered surveys to nearly 3,000 college students in the U.S. and China,…