A new NSF grant will allow Bing Yang and a team of ISU researchers to study the genome of the yam, an important crop in global agriculture. The research team will utilize revolutionary genome-editing technology including the CRISPR/Cas9 system to develop an array of tools that could answer specific questions regarding yam gene function.
Alec Filak (mathematics and statistics, ’15) knew he was good at math, but he wasn’t sure how that skill could translate into a career. So he took a few math classes his freshman year and quickly learned a math degree could open doors to many great jobs.
Although we have a good idea of how how climatic and physical systems will change in response to greenhouse gases, we need a better understanding of climate change’s costs to society, said environmental economist Ivan Rudik.
Language is about more than words. Whether they are written, spoken or signed, words are part of a language that cannot be separated from the culture. This philosophy is the foundation of the American Sign Language program that Jonathan Webb started nearly four years ago at Iowa State University.
Iowa State political science professor Dave Andersen talks about the odds of a contested convention in this year’s presidential cycle. He also talks about the likelihood of a 3rd party candidacy should Mr. Trump win the nomination.
Samuel Schulte, a senior in biochemistry, was named a Goldwater Scholar along with Aubrey Foulk, a senior in environmental science and biology. Charles Labuzzetta, a junior in mathematics, received an honorable mention. The scholarships are awarded by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation and recognize students of outstanding potential who intend to pursue careers in research.