Apprentices hone their writing, speaking skills through ISU-John Deere partnership

By Rachel Cramer, Iowa State University News Service

Faculty from Iowa State University’s English Department are helping high school apprentices in welding and machinery at John Deere sharpen their writing and speaking skills through a four-week, in-person communications training. The collaboration between ISU and the world’s largest farm machinery manufacturer kicked off last year at Deere’s facilities in Davenport and East Moline, Illinois,…


Iowa State Study Linking Diversity at Performing Arts Nonprofits With Marketing, Funding, Location

By Rachel Cramer, Iowa State University News Service

While arts and cultural organizations across the U.S. have increasingly prioritized diversifying their customer base, many struggle to know if their efforts are moving the needle. Findings from a new study, published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, may be able to help. The researchers tracked changes in the racial makeup and income…


Physicists Use Quantum Simulation Tools to Study, Understand Exotic State of Matter

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

Thomas Iadecola worked his way through the title of the latest research paper that includes his theoretical and analytical work, patiently explaining digital quantum simulation, Floquet systems and symmetry-protected topological phases. Then he offered explanations of nonequilibrium systems, time crystals, 2T periodicity and the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics. Iadecola’s corner of quantum condensed matter…


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…