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.
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