For vet school hopefuls, new program provides essential experience

A new College of Veterinary Medicine summer program is providing eight students of color, all Iowa State undergraduates, an opportunity to care for food animals and job shadow veterinarians, a background that's needed for vet school admission but often difficult to acquire.

Students launch a floating island on Lake LaVerne

Floating islands

Floating islands project studies water quality, pollinator plants

A floating islands research project on Lake LaVerne measures nutrient uptake from the water and explores the use of pollinator plants to to help threatened insects.

Scholarship fund is graduates' gift of choice since 2012

Rather than a designated project or gift, Iowa State's newest graduates are contributing to an endowed scholarship fund established by the class of 2012.