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ME students poses in front of sign that says "NASA RESEARCH PARK" a giant model of a spaceship hangs at the top of the photo.

ME student hopes NASA internship will propel her to career in aeronautic or automotive industry

From New Jersey to Australia to Michigan to California and back to Ames, Sara Mayne has done a lot during her short time as a mechanical engineering student at Iowa State University. Mayne grew up in South New Jersey, east of Philadelphia. She was attracted to STEM at an early age because of her parents, … Continue reading ME student hopes NASA internship will propel her to career in aeronautic or automotive industry

Washington conducts field work while attending Iowa State in 2013. Photos courtesy Washington.

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.

IMSE researcher aims to use optimized management and planning to improve plant breeding

An industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) researcher who was recently named a Plant Science Institute (PSI) Faculty Scholar is working on a series of projects that she thinks can help farmers in Iowa and beyond. Guiping Hu, an associate professor from IMSE, was recently named to PSI’s second cohort of faculty scholars. Hu is … Continue reading IMSE researcher aims to use optimized management and planning to improve plant breeding