Nearly 30 years of data collected on painted turtles in the Mississippi River near Clinton, Iowa, show that females suffer a steep dip in fertility before the end of their lives, a finding that flies in the face of what scientists have believed about turtles and aging.
Through its extensive outreach programs, the Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University makes it easy for elementary, middle, and high school students to think creatively about math problems while having fun.
Douglas Gentile, an expert on media effects, says news reports about the killer, the type and number of weapons used and rounds of ammunition glamorize the situation and set a “high score” for future mass shooters to beat.
This spring, the Board of Regents approved to establish a new Bachelor of Arts Program in Criminal Justice in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The program will transition from an interdisciplinary studies major to a standalone program that will enhance the visibility of the program.
Rebecca Flint, assistant professor of physics and U.S. Department of Energy Ames Laboratory associate, was awarded the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Early Career Research Program award. Flint is one of only 44 scientists across the nation to receive the award.