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Mathematician mentors students in research that accelerates medical treatment

With help from undergraduate researchers, a new study by Claus Kadelka, associate professor of mathematics, provides guidance for building accurate mathematical models for gene regulatory networks.

Applied linguistics drives intelligent tutoring system

With a new National Science Foundation grant, researchers in the English department are developing an intelligent tutoring system to help students become better, faster writers.

Purdy exciting in the classroom

NFL quarterback Brock Purdy, (’21 communication studies) returned to Ames in early November and talked to communication studies students about applying leadership and communication skills in professional sports.

LAS physicist helps set the nation’s priorities for investing millions in particle physics

Amanda Weinstein, associate professor of physics, was selected to serve on an elite panel of physicists that established the priorities for hundreds of millions of dollars that will fund particle physics research.

Passionate entrepreneurs take on holistic health

Two students in the Start Something LAS Academy plan to create a personalized vitamin for women that caters to different personal needs.

LAS undergraduates engage in hands-on learning through research

From criminal justice to chemistry, LAS students worked alongside faculty mentors in Fall 2023, conducting research. Thanks to donor funds, these students received financial support through the LAS Dean’s High Impact Award for Undergraduate Research.

Iowa State writing class equips students for a world with AI

Faculty in the Department of English launched an experimental course last semester to explore Artificial Intelligence tools, aimed at giving students a competitive edge in the workforce.

Faculty and staff oversee preservation of centuries of Iowa’s biological roots

Members of the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology manage the recently expanded Ada Hayden Herbarium, which houses specimens from historic Iowa State figures Ada Hayden and George Washington Carver.

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