By training, Dr. Zhu “Drew” Zhang is a computer scientist teaching at Iowa State University’s Ivy College of Business. By enthusiasm, practice and dedication, Zhang is a bit of a self-taught linguistics expert. It started when he moved from his hometown in northern China to school in the south, where the difference in dialects was so […]

The Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) formally merged with Iowa State University’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) in July, the center announced in CIRAS News. In a statement, ILC executive director Teresa Hay McMahon said the merger will allow the ILC to grow while receiving administrative support through CIRAS. McMahon will continue to lead […]

A forensic evidence center led by Iowa State University faculty received top honors from the American Statistical Association, the university announced last week. Based at ISU, the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) received the Statistical Partnerships Among Academe, Industry and Government (SPAIG) award in a presentation in Vancouver, British Columbia. CSAFE […]

Shelby Doyle, assistant professor of architecture at Iowa State University, assembles LED lights throughout the IM_RU2 pavilion on Monday in the midst of setup for the Iowa State Fair, which opens today. Photo by Kate Hayden Inside the Varied Industries building at the Iowa State Fair, about 4,000 recyclable pieces will tower over visitors at […]

“Diverse” would be one way to describe the field of 15 startups leaving their final impressions on the 2018 CYstarters cohort during Wednesday’s last pitch. “Distinctive” fits all 19 founders. From a wireless boombox design to the making of a wedding reception tablescape, Iowa State University graduates and students showed off their progress from the […]

The ISU Startup Factory is accepting two new cohorts based in Ames and Austin, Minnesota, reports Clay and Milk. The program is based in Ames, but also hosts startups in Northwest Iowa. Startups accepted in the Startup Factory receive formal training, mentorship and access to investors in two 26-week blocks, said program president Bill Adamowski.

Iowa State University ranks No. 83 worldwide in the number of patents granted within the United States last year, according to an announcement released by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association.The Iowa State University Research Foundation was granted 32 patents in 2017. ISU is tied on the list with Texas A&M […]

Highway Equipment company of Cedar Rapids has become the first Platinum Harvester Sponsor for the Ag Startup Engine at Iowa State University. The Ag Startup Engine effort was launched two years ago to help with seed-stage investment and organized mentorship.  “Now more than ever, we need entrepreneurs and innovators in the agricultural industry,” said Rocki […]

Deere & Company will be building a new 33,000-square-foot design and testing facility in Ames for agricultural spraying and applications technology, the company announced in a statement Wednesday. The facility is expected to be completed by summer 2019 at the Iowa State University Research Park, and will allow increased collaboration with ISU faculty and students, […]

Iowa State University, in cooperation with the City of Cedar Rapids, has released a report identifying new, emerging technologies that could be a starting point for increased economic activity, jobs and start-up companies in the city’s agricultural and bioprocessing industries. The Cedar Rapids Food and Bioprocessors Manufacturing Report is an outcome of a partnership begun […]