- A Fitbit for Plants
We all wear or know someone who wears a fitness tracker, or an activity monitor. But what sort of impact could be made on food security if we had a tracker for our plants’ health?
- CyberSafety During COVID-19 & Working From Home
University Professor Doug Jacobson offers insight and tips on what to be looking for, and how to avoid potentially costly and potentially dangerous mishaps online.
- Coming Together at the Seams
Transporting generated electricity is much more efficient than transporting fuel stock, but it cannot yet happen from coast to coast. In this episode of Factor Analysis, we talk to Dr. James McCalley, London Professor of Power Systems Engineering to find out why, what it would take, and what Iowa State’s role is in the process.
- An Adventure in Confidence
Take a look inside Iowa State’s mentoring program designed to provide professional development for international students and build community between international and domestic graduate students.
- Engineering Apple Park to “Think Different”
When you are engineering a project for one of the largest and most profitable companies in the world, perfection isn’t an option … it’s a requirement.
- Discipline for Success
As a NCAA champion in cross-country, Edwin Kurgat knows about the level of discipline required to reach goals. He also applies this same level of discipline to his study habits as an industrial engineering student.
- Learning the language of tomorrow’s problem solving
With the constant evolution of new agricultural technology, ISU’s faculty must not only stay on top of the trends, but learn how to effectively teach the technology.
- Spanning then and now
You may have ridden across it. You’ve probably seen photos of it. Hear how one engineering alum played a role in one of Iowa’s most beloved and popular trails.
- Global collaboration on food security
Moses Kalyango traveled 8,000 miles to explore solutions to a centuries-old problem to take back to his native Uganda.
- A visit from Ullo
After several years of sending #CycloneEngineers to Ullo, Zack Saeed of Ullo has finally been able to visit Iowa State. In this special edition of Factor Analysis, Michelle Friedman of Iowa State’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders sits down with Zack to discuss his impressions of Iowa State, and the impact our students have had on his community.
- From blue roofs to rebuilds: why communities can (or cannot) construct after catastrophes
A hurricane hits. You survive the storm, but your house doesn’t. And to complicate matters, you don’t have the documentation to prove the house was actually yours to begin with. What do you do? Construction engineering doctoral student Jess Talbot recently traveled to Puerto Rico, a country still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Maria back in 2017. Along with her mentor, Assistant Professor Cristina Poleacovschi, Jess studied how communities are … or are not … able to reconstruct after a catastrophic event.
- Your Digital Footprint
Digging into the Netflix Original Documentary “The Great Hack” with Iowa State University’s Cyber Security expert Doug Jacobson.
- Corporate Cannabis Cultivation
Maurice Washington spends his days analyzing the environmental impact of legal marijuana cultivation in the largest cannabis-producing region in the U.S. He recently talked with us about the new challenges, how they’re really old challenges, and how they allow better control of California’s watershed.
- Flooding Impact On Agricultural Systems
Matt Helmers, Iowa Nutrient Research Center Director and Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering talks about this spring’s flooding in the midwest, and the effect it will have on agriculture in the state of Iowa. [HTML1] Resources mentioned in Ep E104: www.extension.iastate.edu www.iihr.uiowa.edu
- Engineers Without Borders
Iowa State Mechanical Engineering senior Clare Lanaghan tells us about the ISU chapter of Engineers Without Borders, and the project they recently completed in Ullo, Ghana.