Students share research results

Science With Practice


Andrew Paxson (student with tie), a freshman in environmental science, shares research results with the judging team. Paxson developed a process to plot E. Coli concentrations in watersheds using Geographic Information Systems technology.

Franklin Echevarria, a senior in biology, identified genetic characteristics that disrupt reproductive development in corn.


Since Science With Practice started five years ago, 235 students have participated in the program. The idea is to give students the opportunity to do research and earn credits and get paid to do that research. The program is funded by the Iowa State University Agricultural Endowment Board in partnership with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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