Iowa State Researchers reveal the origin story for carbon-12, a building block for life

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

With the help of the world’s most powerful supercomputer and new artificial intelligence techniques, an international team of researchers has theorized how the extreme conditions in stars produce carbon-12, which they describe as “a critical gateway to the birth of life.” The researchers’ fundamental question: “How does the cosmos produce carbon-12?” said James Vary, a…


More greens, less sugar and fries: Abriendo Caminos study finds promising results

By Rachel Cramer, Iowa State University News Service

A multi-state study found kids with Mexican roots consumed fewer sugary beverages, french fries and fast food and ate more vegetables after participating in a six-week, culturally-tailored education program with their families. The program, Abriendo Caminos (Opening Roads), aims to help Hispanic families lead healthier lives by weaving traditions and personal values into lessons on…


Iowa State Research Community Recognized with University Honors

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

Each year Iowa State recognizes the excellence of faculty and staff in its annual university awards. Honorees for 2022 were announced in an Inside Iowa State article published April 28. Here are the members of the Iowa State research community recognized for their contributions and achievements: Outstanding Achievement in Research The award recognizes a tenured…


Distinguished Professor Named to National Academy of Sciences

By Dave Gieseke, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Qijing Zhang, a Clarence Harley Covault Distinguished Professor in Veterinary Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Zhang, who also serves as the associate dean of research and graduate studies, is among 120 new members and 30 international members named…


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…


Innovation at Work: Growing the ‘Broadband Prairie’ for smart agriculture, connected rural communities

By Iowa State University Office of Strategic Relations and Communications

It’s a 40-minute road trip from Ames to Zearing, with a few right-angle turns to the north and east. This time of year, you’ll drive past fields that are black and damp, still stubbled with the remains of last year’s corn and soybean crops. You’ll also drive past rows of turbines spinning in the spring winds,…


First-of-its-kind study compares domestic violence programs, finds promising results

By Rachel Cramer, Iowa State University News Service

A new study from Iowa State University found men convicted of domestic violence were charged with significantly fewer violent and nonviolent charges one year after completing a treatment program developed in Iowa compared to a model used in most other states. Survey data from victims still in contact with the men provided preliminary evidence that…


ISU team receives XPRIZE Carbon Removal milestone award for innovative vision to remove carbon from the atmosphere

By Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service

An Iowa State University research team that helped develop a demonstration-scale pyrolyzer capable of sequestering thousands of tons of carbon dioxide a year has received a prestigious milestone award from XPRIZE Carbon Removal, it was announced on Friday. The milestone prize provides $1 million to the carbon removal team at the Bioeconomy Institute to help…