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National Academy of Inventors recognizes Iowa State’s Narasimhan, Rao

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

The National Academy of Inventors is adding Iowa State University’s Balaji Narasimhan and Guru Rao to its roster of academy fellows. The academy announced today it is recognizing Narasimhan – an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering, the Vlasta Klima Balloun Faculty Chair and the director of Iowa State’s Nanovaccine Institute – and Rao – an associate vice president for research –…


AAAS recognizes six researchers for distinguished work advancing science

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

The world’s largest general scientific society is recognizing six Iowa State researchers for their “scientifically or socially distinguished” work in biological sciences, chemistry, engineering and agriculture. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) today announced this year’s class of 443 fellows, including these six from Iowa State: William Beavis, professor and the G.F. Sprague Chair…


Iowa State University Professor Honored for Research Leadership

By Brian Meyer, Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The senior associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has been honored for his leadership in promoting national research initiatives. Joe Colletti, who also serves as associate director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, was presented the Excellence in Leadership national award by the Experiment…


Science Comedian Brian Malow to Keynote 2020 Iowa State University Research Day

By Caitlin Ware, Office of the Vice President for Research

Back for its fourth year, Iowa State University’s annual Research Day event will once again welcome researchers and scholars to collaborate across disciplines and celebrate institution discoveries, but this time with a touch of humor. Slated for March 25, 2020, the yearly on-campus opportunity for networking and idea-sharing — hosted by the Office of the…


Study shows how cover crops and perennials do not necessarily increase carbon storage in soil

By Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service

The ability of cover crops to stimulate microbes deep in the soil of farm fields leads to significant gains in water quality but does not necessarily increase the capacity of soil to store carbon, according to a recently published study from Iowa State University scientists. The study, published in the academic journal Global Change Biology…


P3 Program Introducing New Technology, Teamwork to the Classroom

By Caitlin Ware, Office of the Vice President for Research

Since its start in 2015, Iowa State University’s Predictive Plant Phenomics (P3) graduate program has focused on changing the narrative surrounding plant biology to increase crop productivity and meet industry demands for food and fuel. This semester, the program is kicking off a new initiative to bring what has been illustrated through textbooks and lectures…