Postcard from Campus: Summer Bliss
As the temperatures heat up, Iowa State's campus is showing off its summer colors.
- Researchers show weather variability impedes ability to assess trends in Iowa’s water quality
- Visiting students showcase summer research projects
- Virtual reality could boost poultry health, say Iowa State University researchers
- Agronomists join forces with engineering students to create innovative in-field research chamber to breed heat tolerant varieties
Jamie Pudenz (‘17 agricultural studies, ‘19 MS agricultural education) is entering his fourth year as the agricultural sciences instructor and FFA advisor at Aplington-Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg. “The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences provided me with experiences I would never otherwise have had," Pudenz says. “Placing myself in situations to network, travel and become a young professional is what has made me who I am today and has prepared me to do the same for students at A-P High School.”
Innovation in Action
Iowa State plant breeders and researchers are working to develop new varieties of mung bean suited for the plant-based protein market. The “unsung mung” is a drought tolerant, nitrogen fixing legume that can be used as a plant-based protein source and is currently used in numerous edible food products around the world.