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.
When Michael Bugeja joined Iowa State University as Director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication in 2003, students were his top priority. More internships, more scholarships, and more ways for students to get involved were on his long list of ideas to restructure the school.
Increasing production is not the only solution to address food insecurity, according to Prashant Rajan, adjunct assistant professor of English and communication studies, and Shweta Chopra, assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering.