EnGeniousAg’s easy-to-use nitrogen sensor can save farmers money — and help them better steward the land they depend on.
Janas Materials’ invention is helping Diamond Vogel Paints grow its water-based — and thus more environmentally friendly — product lines.
TREATING WASTEWATER SUSTAINABLY
Gross-Wen Technologies developed a system to make treating wastewater greener — literally — with algae.
DESIGNS NEW MOMS NEED
Ling Zhang’s experience as a new mother spurred her to design a nursing bra that’s comfortable, practical, and stylish.
AGING AT HOME
How do you persuade seniors to incorporate accessibility features in their home before disability happens? As Iowa State interior design major Ava Yuska found, a “show, don’t tell” approach works well.
Research by Iowa State kinesiology graduate Sarah Steege shows walking benefits seniors’ mental, social, and physical health.
SUPPORT YOU CAN TRUST
Which is more trustworthy: a computer-generated voice assistant or a human voice? Iowa State marketing graduate Sydney Pantini conducted research to find out.
BUILDING BETTER ROADS
Chemical engineering major Anna McCaslin has investigated ways to make asphalt more durable and longer-lived. Her discoveries could help address a problem as old as roads themselves.
Salmonella bacteria infections could drop if Braden Lewis can help it. The biochemistry major has been making significant progress toward solving the problem since his first year at Iowa State.
MORE SUSTAINABLE FOOD
Iowa State senior Jacob Friedrich is researching how producers can optimize hydroponic greenhouse gardening. He says what he’s learning will help feed the world.
IMPACT THAT STICKS
Iowa State empowered Skylar Bundridge to turn a hobby designing stickers and T-shirts into a full-fledged business — and turned her into a full-fledged entrepreneur.
STATS THAT TRACK
When their high school’s baseball coach needed an easy approach to statistics collection and analysis, these innovative Iowa State students stepped up to the plate with a mobile app designed to meet the coach’s needs.
Collin Gauck and Jason Kautman brought their business idea to Iowa State, where they found the support and resources to help them nurture it — and bring out their inner innovator and entrepreneur.
The Student Design Consultancy program is among dozens of ways at Iowa State for design students like Aleka Hickman to innovate — and make a difference in the world while they’re doing it.
THE BEST FOR EXOTIC PETS
While a veiled chameleon was the inspiration for Spock’s Sanctuary, a home for exotic rescues and boarders, the student team couldn’t have brought their business to life without the entrepreneurial support at Iowa State.
OPPORTUNITIES TO TAKE FLIGHT
Though growing up around chickens in Mexico inspired Yalitza Curiel’s interest in poultry, Iowa State gave it flight through support aimed at providing more equitable access to college and promising career paths for students who have been historically underrepresented.
KICKSTARTING BRIGHT IDEAS
Students arrive at Iowa State with great ideas. As they meet each other and connect with Iowa State faculty and resources, those ideas are given the opportunity to become life-changing, world-improving realities.
UNLOCKING HUMAN POTENTIAL
When financial stress causes college students to leave school, it leads to the loss of a generation of untapped human potential. Completion and emergency grants like the one Regine Peters received enabled her to remain at Iowa State – and graduate.
By providing experiential, outside-the-classroom learning opportunities, whether in the form of research projects, internships or study abroad programs, Iowa State is inspiring students like Karine Holmes to gain the knowledge and skills needed to improve lives.
A RESILIENT FOOD SUPPLY
Teams of Iowa State researchers are creating a whole new paradigm in plant breeding, one that maximizes agricultural productivity at the critical intersection of sustainable agriculture, bioenergy and food security.
Student teams from Iowa State and Makerere University lead on-the-ground projects that create practical solutions for communities in Uganda. Up next: a pedal-powered grain machine that cleans maize at Kamuli District schools.
A HUNGER-FREE WORLD
How can we fight world hunger, even amid a pandemic that only makes matters worse? An Iowa State researcher developed an online network that connects excess food at restaurants and grocery stores with families in need.
OUR BEST ‘NEW NORMAL’
As the fight against COVID-19 began, people in veterinary diagnostics, design, chemistry, psychology, mechanical engineering and other fields across Iowa State’s campus stepped up to solve epic problems.
FOOD FOR ALL
By 2050, our planet will be home to 2 billion more people than today. Can our food supply keep up? Iowa State scientists are designing roving robots that will enable the world to grow more food on less land, with few resources, in an ever-changing environment.
HELP MOVE WHAT MATTERS
Projects like these need people like you because momentum builds person by person. We can transform the landscape of what’s possible.
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