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CALS Hosts Largest Career Fair in the Nation

More than 260 employers will be recruiting students at the CALS career fair on Oct. 8.
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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.

It’s a Bug’s Life: Insect Zoo Introduces Students to Bugs

The Insect Zoo is managed by Ginny Mitchell, a program assistant in the entomology department. She’s also known as the Bug Lady of Iowa and loves introducing children and adults to her favorite arthropods. The zoo’s traveling exhibit visits schools around the state, averaging 325 programs a year. In the past six years, the Insect Zoo has traveled to 91 of the 99 Iowa counties, educating more than 150,000 children.

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A CALS Deans’ Conversation

Earlier this year the former deans of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences welcomed Daniel J. Robison, the current holder of the Endowed Dean’s Chair in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The deans shared views about the future and the past.

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New economic study shows combination of SNAP and WIC improves food security

Iowa State University research shows that participating in two food assistance programs – SNAP and WIC programs – compared to SNAP alone increases food security by at least 2 percentage points and potentially as much as 24 percentage points.

$4 mil. in scholarships are offered to students annually through CALS and its departments.
98% of CALS graduates reported they were working, continuing their education or serving in the military within six months of receiving their diplomas.
150 Iowa State faculty members use the CALS' research farms around the state for teaching, research and extension.