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  • In the spirit of George Washington Carver - Iowa State University
    classes University catalog Recreation services Student organizations Safety Info for Faculty staff Parents families Alumni Visitors Business industry Giving to ISU About ISU profile Extension outreach Information technology TIER efficiency review Employment Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets In the spirit of George Washington Carver George Washington Carver was a brilliant scientist and educator who helped farmers with ideas he worked on when he was a student and faculty member at Iowa State His research changed how we look at crop applications and his teaching inspired students to become the best versions of themselves And while it s been more than 110 years since Carver completed his bachelor s and master s degrees at Iowa State his spirit here still lives on It lives on through professors like Andrew Manu professor of agronomy who embodies what Carver was about making a difference in the lives of others Professor Manu is the first person to be appointed the George Washington Carver Chair at Iowa State which recognizes his dedication to his students Manu says in this position he plans to nurture brilliant students of all social status class position or race Sounds like something George Washington Carver would say himself Professor Manu considers himself lucky to teach at Iowa State where students are engaged in learning Students here are very motivated And they don t take their studies lightly at all And that s what gets me going said Manu Carver once said No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind him distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it Professor Manu is taking this idea to heart And his students are all the better for it Learn more about George Washington Carver Sporting their adventure On

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  • Our students have an appetite for adventure - Iowa State University
    staff Parents families Alumni Visitors Business industry Giving to ISU About ISU profile Extension outreach Information technology TIER efficiency review Employment Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets Our students have an appetite for adventure After a long day of meetings and tests Iowa State students are ready to close their laptops and pick up their forks But what s on the menu These days students are tickling their taste buds with options like spicy kung pao chicken hearty vegan vegetable soup whole wheat penne rigate and more Because Iowa State has become a destination for dining The Memorial Union Food Court features popular spots to grab a quick bite including Godfather s Pizza Panda Express and Subway while dining centers like Seasons Marketplace have fresh salad bars gourmet pizzas and stir fry stations Our campus cafés are the perfect spots to pick up a tasty wrap and when you feel like a burger basket head to one of the traditional restaurants on campus such as Clyde s Sports Club But what about when you need a snack to get through studying Just stop by an on campus C Store or café where you ll find choices like salted caramel cupcakes and lattes to all natural smoothies and fresh veggies Our dining options also include vegetarian and vegan selections along with gluten free and low fat choices to meet our students varying dietary needs At Iowa State you can expect to find culinary creations that are new to you along with the comfort food you can t get enough of After all our students come from around the world so we offer the snacks and meals that make them feel right at home No matter their tastes Learn more about ISU Dining See what else you can find

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2013/06/dining (2016-04-29)
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  • Students follow supply chain from Cedar Falls to China - Iowa State University
    Colleges departments Library Research Graduate programs Global programs Distance education Undergrad majors Students Sign ons services Academic support Schedule of classes University catalog Recreation services Student organizations Safety Info for Faculty staff Parents families Alumni Visitors Business industry Giving to ISU About ISU profile Extension outreach Information technology TIER efficiency review Employment Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets Students follow supply chain from Cedar Falls to China Ever wonder what it takes for something as simple as a kitchen spatula to get from the factory where it was made to the store where you bought it It is a question that Scott Grawe answered for his students by having them visit every point on Target s supply chain Grawe an assistant professor of supply chain management and information systems at Iowa State s College of Business organized a 10 day live case study for students over spring break The trip started with a visit to a Target store and distribution center in Cedar Falls and ended with a tour of a factory in China that supplies many Target products Students made stops in between at ports in Los Angeles and China to see where the large container ships hauling product are loaded and unloaded It s a rare opportunity Grawe said and one he believes will give his students a competitive advantage Working professionals don t get a chance to see this and now you ve got students coming straight out of school who have had this exposure to the entire supply chain Grawe said Getting a chance to see the process firsthand also helped students better understand the concepts they are studying in the classroom Learn more about the many study abroad opportunities offered through the College of Business Sporting their adventure On their life s

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2013/05/supply (2016-04-29)
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  • Adventures in leading and learning - Iowa State University
    Info for Faculty staff Parents families Alumni Visitors Business industry Giving to ISU About ISU profile Extension outreach Information technology TIER efficiency review Employment Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets Adventures in leading and learning College and camping At first you might not see the connection But when you re an innovative peer mentor like Dylan Clark starting an annual camping trip with your learning community makes perfect sense It s like Dylan explains When we take a group of students camping it removes some of the stressors of school and creates the opportunity for them to get to know each other the professors and their peer mentors Dylan s a peer mentor for the Global Resources System learning community He became involved because of the positive experience he had in his learning community his freshman year and because he wanted other students to have that same experience Whether they re camping or attending lectures by notable individuals like World Food Prize Laureate Pedro Sanchez students in the learning community have access to an abundance of opportunities many of which Dylan helps organize But Dylan would be the first to admit he s also benefited from being a mentor As a peer mentor I have gained excellent leadership and interpersonal skills It is a big responsibility to be a role model for your peers and I think knowing that makes you a better person he said Iowa State offers more than 75 learning communities all of which offer their own unique opportunities for students to grow And Dylan s story goes to show that learning and leading aren t just confined to the classroom sometimes they happen in the unlikeliest of places like sitting around a campfire underneath the stars Find out more about how learning communities

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2013/03/learning (2016-04-29)
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  • How did this gardening app grow? - Iowa State University
    students Apply Cost of attendance Financial aid Request information Visit Academics Colleges departments Library Research Graduate programs Global programs Distance education Undergrad majors Students Sign ons services Academic support Schedule of classes University catalog Recreation services Student organizations Safety Info for Faculty staff Parents families Alumni Visitors Business industry Giving to ISU About ISU profile Extension outreach Information technology TIER efficiency review Employment Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets How did this gardening app grow With roughly 250 annuals and perennials to learn in the herbaceous ornamentals class at Iowa State it can sometimes be a challenge for students to keep the plants straight That s why Cindy Haynes associate professor of horticulture along with Michael Reinert former ISU assistant professor initially created the Mobile Educator Flowers 101 app So students could easily access in depth information about each plant on two of the devices they use the most their phones and tablets The app also features a flashcard game that highlights both common and scientific plant names which further helps engage students in the learning experience But students aren t the only ones who have found the app helpful So have home garden enthusiasts and master gardeners alike Part of that reason is because the app makes it easy for them to find the perfect plants for their gardens since it features information like sunlight requirements and other growing conditions At Iowa State our professors are constantly thinking up new ideas like the Mobile Educator Flowers 101 app to make the learning process more dynamic for their students And it all starts from the ground up Sporting their adventure On their life s adventure together His adventure hits all the right notes Her adventure is making the world healthier Learning communities Adventuring together A real life

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  • A fashionable journey - Iowa State University
    staff Parents families Alumni Visitors Business industry Giving to ISU About ISU profile Extension outreach Information technology TIER efficiency review Employment Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets A fashionable journey Choosing a major can be like deciding what to wear for the day sometimes it takes trying on a couple of things to get it right For Ames born Todd Snyder Iowa State was where he formed the foundation of his career as a fashion designer But first it took trying on finance as a major for him to decide what it was he really wanted to do with his life And as it turned out it wasn t finance It was fashion By changing from finance to textiles and clothing Todd was able to follow his dreams while learning about fashion design product development consumer behavior and more from leading scholars in the fashion field After making the switch he never looked back and it didn t take long for him to become a sought after designer lending his talents to major fashion brands like J Crew and the Gap But in the back of his mind still lingered the dream he had even while he was a finance major at Iowa State designing his very own menswear line And in 2011 he made that dream come true launching his Todd Snyder label of casual American classics to rave reviews At Iowa State Todd learned skills that would help him become a leading menswear designer But it s also where he learned a bigger lesson to take a chance and follow his dreams Students at Iowa State have the opportunity to sample a variety of majors taught by renowned professors And with 100 majors available to choose from you re sure to find one that s

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  • Adventurous minds - Iowa State University
    education Undergrad majors Students Sign ons services Academic support Schedule of classes University catalog Recreation services Student organizations Safety Info for Faculty staff Parents families Alumni Visitors Business industry Giving to ISU About ISU profile Extension outreach Information technology TIER efficiency review Employment Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets Adventurous minds Think about biofuels for a minute Now what comes to mind Ethanol Biodiesel If your knowledge of biofuel ends there you re certainly not alone But with the book Why Are We Producing Biofuels father son co authors Robert and Tristan Brown delve into the subject in a way designed for all audiences to comprehend So even if you re not a scientist you ll walk away with an understanding of the social and scientific importance of biofuels As one of the Top 100 People in Bioenergy Robert Brown knows his biofuels while attorney Tristan Brown knows the ins and outs of the social and political issues concerning the subject And we re lucky to have them both at Iowa State Robert as the Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering and Tristan as a research associate at Iowa State s Bioeconomy Institute Authorities Specialists Thought leaders No matter how you describe them this much is true Iowa State is full of experts who are known and respected around the world for everything from biofuels and business to architecture and apparel design At Iowa State students get the opportunity to learn from professors who are experts in their field Which goes a long way to help those students become leaders Learn more about Iowa State s biofuel related majors College of Agriculture and Life Sciences College of Engineering Biorenewable Resources and Technology interdisciplinary graduate program Sporting their adventure On their life s adventure together His

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  • Putting their best foot forward - Iowa State University
    Faculty staff Parents families Alumni Visitors Business industry Giving to ISU About ISU profile Extension outreach Information technology TIER efficiency review Employment Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets Putting their best foot forward First you pop Then you lock Then you perform your routine in front of hundreds of onlookers in venues like C Y Stephens in Ames or the Target Center in Minneapolis during halftime of a Minnesota Timberwolves game At least that s what you do when you re a member of Iowa State s hip hop dance club Dub H If it sounds nerve racking that s because it can be But when you love to dance nerves don t mean much For Dub H member Leah Mills a senior in anthropology dancing has helped improve her confidence and leadership skills in many areas including class She also says dancing is as much a part of her life as breathing It s honestly necessary for me to function Mills said Dancing determines my mood and influences all aspects of my life The same could be said about many Dub H members Because for them dancing is more than just fun it s their passion And what could be better than sharing your passion with a multitude of talented individuals who love to do what you love to do That s what s so great about the 800 student clubs and groups at Iowa State the chance for people who live and breathe the same interests to meet one another It s how connections are formed and lifelong friendships made And if you re Leah Mills it s also how you get to live out your dreams Said Leah When I dance my body and soul go to a place of pure joy That sounds

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2013/03/dubH (2016-04-29)
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