Iowa State University aerospace engineering professor Hui Hu has received a three-year $303,587 grant from the Iowa Energy Center to support research exploring ice formation on wind turbine blades, which could make a difference in Iowans’ energy bills, ISU reports. The grant supports Hu’s lab work in the Aircraft Icing Physics and Anti-/De-icing Technology Laboratory, […]

The Iowa State University Digital Manufacturing Lab powered by Alliant Energy will host a grand opening on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. The lab, a partnership between ISU’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) and Alliant Energy, is expected to introduce technologies that will help Iowa manufacturers improve or expand their business. Alliant […]

Pedro Salazar of Des Moines, a current pre-engineering student at the DMACC Boone Campus and a 2015 graduate of Des Moines East High, will join the NASA Lucy Student Pipeline Accelerator and Competency Enabler (L’SPACE) Virtual Academy during the program’s fall 2019 session. The virtual program is designed around NASA’s upcoming 2021 Lucy mission to […]

A growing teacher-training program at the University of Iowa is aimed at increasing the number of engineering degrees awarded to women in the state of Iowa by providing middle and high school-aged girls access to opportunities in STEM, reports the Daily Iowan. The Femineers program was developed at California State Polytechnic Institute to provide training […]

A team of biomedical engineers and University of Iowa alumnae who designed a bra for breast cancer survivors won $10,000 from Victoria’s Secret GRL PWR Project to put the bra into production, reports the UI press office. The former students will use the award money to file a patent for the GAMA bra, which is […]

Researchers at Iowa State University have developed a model to test how shading and air flow can improve indoor temperatures during the sweltering heat of Midwestern summers, reports Iowa State University’s press office. New research lead by ISU associate professor of architecture Ulrike Passe shows the effects of tree shading and evapotranspiration on building temperatures […]

Smart Ag, the startup developing autonomous farming equipment platforms, has opened its new headquarters at 1115 South Bell Avenue in Ames. The new facility has half of its 12,000 square feet devoted to office space for its current 25 employees, while the other half is designated for research, development and manufacturing. Previously located at the […]

The Jack Trice Stadium scoreboard wrap designed by LRI Graphics was assembled 100 feet in the air, with 222 separate panels covering approximately 5,000 square feet of printed space. Contributed photo The next time you find yourself standing underneath large-scale billboards or advertising graphics, look up. Some of the largest commercial signage in the state […]

If there is one symbol for Iowa agriculture and innovation, it is the tractor. Since the machine’s early history in the corner of northeast Iowa, the tractor has been the most persistent yet ever-changing mark of innovation – and some controversy – in U.S. agriculture. While the history is long and the changes are nonstop […]