Luggage Sites

The website for the Orth Research group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy is built with Luggage, has a powerful search function, and can be edited by anyone on their team.

The Soybean Research Laboratory serves as a hub for field entomologists to collaborate on topics relevant to landscape ecology and IPM. This team also hosts the Soybean Pest Podcast. Luggage and Suitcase Interim provide tools to make it easier.

The Horticulture and Home Pest News website serves as a hub of expert information about gardening, landscaping, lawn care, home pest management, and much more. HortNews is built with the Luggage Drupal platform with the Suitcase theme from Biology IT.

This collaborative research project implements new, transformative strategies for the design of novel magnetic materials, with special focus on sustainable materials containing earth-abundant and inexpensive elements. The project couples a strong experimental effort with recent theoretical advances in quantum modeling algorithms and software, data-mining techniques, and high-performance hardware to accomplish its objectives.
Nuñez Laboratory
As human populations continue to grow, the management of wildlife species is becoming increasingly necessary. As stewards of wild populations, we have a responsibility to manage them with the most effective and ethical means possible. My research suggests that if we are to achieve this goal, we must better understand the potential individual- and population-level side-effects of our management practices.
Nutrient Reduction Strategy Decision Support Tool
The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy is a science and technology-based framework to assess and reduce nutrients to Iowa waters and the Gulf of Mexico. It identifies practices that farmers can implement to lower the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus running off of their farmland. In order to make the best decisions about how to use these practices on their land, farmers need to know the costs associated with each practice.
Nutritional Sciences Council
The Nutritional Sciences Council (NSC) has been in existence since the early 1950s and is composed of nutritional scientists at Iowa State University. The Council promotes nutrition research that emphasizes the development of a strong background in fundamental human and animal nutritional sciences. Graduate fellowship and assistantship stipends are available.
Orth Research Group
Our Theoretical Condensed Matter Research Group is based at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University, and embedded in the lively condensed matter research environment of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory. We investigate non-equilibrium dynamics of strongly correlated quantum materials and the effects of competing interactions and emergent order on the electronic properties of solids. To approach these questions we employ a combination of analytical and numerical techniques from field-theory and statistical mechanics.
Our Story
Last year more than 1 million people directly benefited from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach programs.
People in Ecosystems Watershed Integration (PEWI)
The People in Ecosystems/Watershed Integration (PEWI) tool is a simple web-based educational game designed to assist people in multidimensional land-use decision making. PEWI is an open-source project that can be utilized in classrooms and by land-managers or resource professionals to explore how different land cover types and configurations result in trade-offs in ecosystem services.
Pesticide Toxicology Laboratory
Our research in the insect toxicology area is focused primarily on plant-derived products that have insecticidal, insect repellent, or antifeedant properties.
Plant Biology
The Interdepartmental Plant Biology (IPB), previously Interdepartmental Plant Physiology Major (IPPM), educates scientists in basic plant biology, including but not limiting to plant molecular biology, plant cell biology, plant physiology, and plant organismal biology and provides training in the most state of the art methods and technologies. Graduate study in IPB, leading to the M.S. and Ph.D.
Pollinator Working Group
To help meet the challenge of protecting pollinators, several faculty and staff at Iowa State University (ISU) and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship formed the Iowa Pollinator Conservation Working Group (IPCWG) in 2013. This group reflects a partnership with colleagues and stakeholders from across the state. Members include scientists and educators with a focus on pest management, and members studying novel ways to conserve pollinators and other insects within an agricultural landscape.
Pritchard Lab
Dr. Pritchard has a shared appointment with ISU's Department of Natural Resources Ecology and Management, and the Department of Landscape Architecture. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor for both departments. James Pritchard teaches "Introduction to Renewable Resources," as well as courses in Natural Resource Policy, History, and Philosophy. As an environmental historian, he specializes in the history of our national parks, and the history of wildlife conservation & wildlife science. Dr.
Professional Development
The Professional Development Unit directly supports Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s strategic plan with an overall purpose of aligning professional skills with organizational needs by conceptualizing, designing, and presenting development opportunities that will motivate, challenge, strengthen, and enlighten county and campus-paid staff, faculty and elected council officials.
Question Keeper
Question Keeper is a database of survey questions that allows you to build your own evaluation questionnaire.
Red Admiral and Painted Lady Research Site
This is a web site to coordinate observations of butterflies in the genus Vanessa, including Vanessa atalanta, V. cardui, V. virginiensis, V. annabella, V. tameamea, and V. kershawi. (Red Admiral, Painted Lady, American Lady, West Coast Lady, Kamehameha Butterfly, and Australian Painted Lady).
Research IT
Research IT picks up where traditional desktop support ends and collaborates with researchers to resolve complex technology hurdles focusing on solving difficult computational and scalability problems
Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
What we do: investigate and understand the molecular mechanisms underlying biological processes as explained by the principles of chemistry and physics.
Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
The overall mission of the Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology (BBMB) is to investigate and understand the molecular mechanisms underlying biological processes as explained by the principles of chemistry and physics.
Schmitz-Esser Lab
Members of the Microbiology Lab are interested in the interaction of eukaryotes and bacteria; these interactions have spanned model eukaryote and bacterial symbiont systems on the one hand to the spectacular complexity of microbiomes of farm animals on the other hand.
Science With Practice
Students work closely with faculty and staff on a specific project, gaining hands-on experience relevant to their chosen career path while receiving academic credit and money for the work.
Seed Science Center
The Seed Science Center at Iowa State University is a center of excellence nationally and internationally in seed research, education, technology transfer, and international seed programs. It provides a focus for teaching, research, and extension programs on seed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and it is a global leader in introducing science into policy to benefit world seed trade.
SeriolaDB: Seriola Genomic Resource Website
SeriolaDB is a website designed as a centralized knowledge base for Seriola researchers and producers. It contains genomics, genetics, breeding and phenotypic data along with protocols and tools to translate this information in to practical applications for culture activities.
Sivasankar Laboratory
The laboratory of Sanjeevi Sivasankar
Small Farm Sustainability
Small family farms make up about 80% of all farms in Iowa.
SMART: Stochastic Model-checking Analyzer for Reliability and Timing
SMART is a software package to study complex discrete-state systems.
Soybean Cyst Nematode
Microscopic worms burrowing through cells, injecting foreign compounds through hypodermic-needle-like mouthparts, altering the basic biology of the cells on which they feed.
Soybean Research Laboratory
The Soybean Entomology Lab is a diverse group of field entomologists, and combines research and extension programs from Drs. O'Neal and Hodgson. Together, they conduct studies to understand more about landscape ecology and IPM.
State Science & Technology Fair of Iowa
The State Science + Technology Fair of Iowa is OPEN to ANY student (grades 6-12) residing in or attending school (public, private, parochial and home school) in the state of Iowa. At this time there is NO qualifier fair (local, conference, district or regional) required for participation!
Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14
The Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 has made a difference in thousands of families in all 50 states and in over 25 countries.
The STRIPS project is composed of a team of scientists, educators, farmers, and extension specialists working on the prairie strips farmland conservation practice.
Study Abroad
The mission of the CALS study abroad office is to ensure students have high quality international academic opportunities
Sustainable Vegetable Production
ISU Extension and Outreach Sustainable Vegetable Production
The Baum Lab
Research in the Baum lab focuses on the compatible interaction between cyst nematodes and their hosts with particular emphasis on the soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines) and the sugar beet cyst nematode (H. schachtii). To a smaller extent, some projects are dealing with the root-knot nematodes, Meloidogyne spp. This group of so-called sedentary endoparasitic phytonematodes represents the most damaging group of plant-parasitic nematode and is responsible for billions of annual losses.
ISU Extension and Outreach Turfgrass
Tyndall Lab
We study People, Land Use and Society (PLUS). The PLUS lab is directed by Dr. John Tyndall, a natural resource economist and social scientist with broad interests in environmental and natural resource economics, policy and sociology within forestry and agriculture.
Undergraduate Major in Genetics
The field of genetics studies heredity at various levels from molecules to populations, and seeks to discover the molecular basis of heritable biological traits. As a science, genetics occupies a pivotal position in modern biology; its understanding is essential for any serious student of life sciences. Outside of academia, genetics touches many everyday aspects of human life. The food we eat and the clothes we wear come from the organisms modified by methodical application of standard genetic principles.
Value Added Agriculture
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Value Added Ag Program provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related or rural businesses in Iowa.
Videos by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Visit Iowa Farms | Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
The Visit Iowa Farms program is administered by the Value Added Agriculture Program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The Value Added Ag Program provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.
Grape-related news, events, photos, and videos.
Water Quality Program
ISU Extension and Outreach Water Quality Program
Welcome to CALS Sustainability  | CALS Sustainability Task Force
The CALS Sustainability Task Force was established to explore how the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences could become more engaged in sustainable agriculture efforts, including highlighting what it has already accomplished, identifying additional opportunities to invest in research, teaching and extension and understanding how the college can lend its leadership to the national conversation on sustainable agriculture.
Women in Agriculture
Our website is a place where you can interact with us and other women in agriculture through our social media links.
Worker Protection Standard
This course provides the information required to train those who will train workers under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Worker Protection Standard (WPS). It will guide you through the necessary procedures to provide agricultural workers with required information on how to avoid exposure to pesticides and pesticide residue.
X. B. Yang Laboratory
Epidemiology, Disease Management, Biological Control