America’s Cultivation Corridor has announced the launch of its first class of Innovation Interns from Iowa State University and the launch of its Next Gen Innovation Impact Study program in partnership with ISU’s Start Something College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. “We’re excited to launch this program to provide Iowa State students the opportunity to connect with and […]

Jonathan Kelly, an Iowa State University professor of psychology and human-computer interaction, is leading a research study into “cybersickness,” a set of symptoms similar to motion sickness that more than half of people experience when first exposed to virtual reality. He said helping people adapt to VR and overcome symptoms would allow the technology to be […]

As part of a $12 million, six-project effort by the U.S. Department of Energy, Gelli Ravikumar, a research assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Iowa State University, is leading a research team to develop cybersecurity systems that prevent, detect and mitigate attacks on renewable energy sources sending power to the grid. Solar panels […]

Homes are a central component of the residential addiction treatment YSS provides to Iowa youths. Two adapted houses in Ames have served as treatment facilities to help youths feel welcomed and comfortable while they recover. YSS CEO Andrew Allen said the organization determined about five years ago that the adapted homes weren’t able to accommodate all the […]

Heartland Forward, a nonprofit Arkansas-based think tank that looks at technology, entrepreneurship and economic development in states in and around the Midwest, has published a report evaluating research universities nationwide and which ones are “most proficient at creating new knowledge; embedding it in their STEM graduates; and transferring both to new and existing enterprises.” The […]

Iowa State University’s Student Innovation Center will host the Ignite Innovation Showcase next week, April 18-22. Each day of the weeklong event will feature a keynote address that is open to the public for in-person attendance or to watch live on YouTube. The last day of the event includes a keynote as well as the Innovation […]

Iowa State University has received approval to form a new Center for Wireless, Communities and Innovation (WiCI) from the Iowa Board of Regents, Clay & Milk reported. Expanding broadband service to rural areas and bringing in rural perspectives and leadership on Iowa’s broadband initiatives are the driving forces to create the center. The WiCI will attempt to […]

An Iowa State University recruitment program geared toward international students, which was first piloted in December 2020, expanded its programming during 2021. The Office of Admissions and the Student Innovation Center’s Innovation Fellows program partnered to develop the virtual international program called Innovation Fellows-in-Training (I-FiT) in 2020 when the pandemic made it difficult to form personal […]

Faculty members at Iowa State University are hoping to find solutions for affordable housing in rural areas of the state with 3D technology. The ISU College of Design’s 3D Affordable Innovative Technologies Housing Project has received a $1.4 million Strategic Infrastructure Program grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority for research and development that can […]