Mark Gleason, an Iowa State professor in plant pathology and microbiology, understands the importance of studying abroad and in 1998 began planning an exchange program between Iowa State University and the University of Costa Rica. Gleason published an article in HortTechnology about the benefits of long-term study abroad exchange programs.
Wendy Wintersteen shares her thoughts on her 37 year journey at Iowa State University. During that time she's served as a faculty member, extension specialist and dean of the College of Agriculture of Life Sciences and now as Iowa State University President.
Sarah Francis works to develop nutrition programs for older adults and underserved audiences. Francis is an associate professor in food science and human nutrition. She also serves as an Iowa State Extension state specialist and promotes programs a focus on improving health.
Norman Borlaug's biography inspired Catherine Leafstedt to pursue an agronomy degree at Iowa State University. She grew up in West Des Moines and wasn’t interested in agriculture until she read about Borlaug. Borlaug was an Iowan who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for improving crop productivity and saving more than one billion people from starvation.
Alex Shaw, a graduating senior with a double major in agricultural systems technology and industrial technology, has a can do attitude. He's retrofitted a motorcycle so he can ride it using left-handed throttle and he's develop an app to delivery efficiency of cellulose to ethanol plants.
Iowa State University placed third in the 65th Midwestern Foresters’ Conclave and Stihl Timbersports Competition on held at Saylorville Lake, Prairie Flower Recreation Area. Iowa State University Forestry Club hosted the event.