Postcard from Campus: Summer Bliss
As the temperatures heat up, Iowa State's campus is showing off its summer colors.
- Agronomists join forces with engineering students to create innovative in-field research chamber to breed heat tolerant varieties
- Students experience French cuisine, culture on summer study abroad trip
- Merger celebration planned for two Iowa State departments
- Get hands-on with bugs during Bug Village '22 event
Rebekah Sletten ('19 ag business, international ag) found her passion for agriculture at a young age. As a student at Iowa State, she was involved with the student leadership team for what is now called Start Something College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (formerly the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative). She says this experience has now come full circle for her as she serves as public affairs manager for America's Cultivation Corridor.
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.