Researchers in new lab

More fish, better data

New lab makes for happier zebrafish
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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is one of the world's leading institutions of agriculture. Building on 160 years of excellence, the college provides leadership in science, education and research, areas vital to the future of Iowa, the nation and the world.

Adam Schonert Enjoys the Science of Food

Adam Schonert, a freshman in food science, came to Iowa State to learn more about the science of food. He started cooking waffles at a cafe in Algona, Iowa. His waffles became famous when they were recognized by the Food Network as the best waffles in Iowa and ranked in the top 10 nationwide.


Professor and student in lab

Servant Leader, Engaging Mentor

STORIES features several faculty and staff who embody George Washington Carver’s observation: “It is simply service that measures success.”

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Researchers go with the flow

A start-up company founded by two researchers is receiving a national honor for an invention named one of 2019’s best innovations in agricultural, food and biological engineering and technology.

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