The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences teaching facility will include a large indoor arena.
The one-time $7.5 million appropriation will be used to remodel existing research facilities, expand specific research projects, provide one-year graduate fellowships and help build external economic development partnerships.
Much of the 9 percent decrease in Iowa State's total external support in FY13 can be attributed to the federal sequester.
As senior policy adviser on economic development, Crum will work to expand Iowa State's contributions to both the state and national economies.
A brass plug set in a Morrill Hall concrete floor will be used next year in a national effort to measure gravity.
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