Iowa State University

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Group.png Iowa State University   WebsiteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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MottoScience with practice
FormationMarch 22, 1858
HeadquartersAmes, Iowa
Type• Public
• Flagship
• Landgrant
• Spacegrant
Other nameCyclones
Public university in Iowa with extensive nuclear research

Iowa State University of Science and Technology' is a public university in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State's eight colleges today offer more than 100 undergraduate majors and 200 fields of study leading to graduate and professional degrees. The academic program at ISU includes a liberal arts education and some of the world's leading research in the biological and physical sciences.

Nuclear research

Iowa State played a role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II as part of the Manhattan Project, a research and development program begun in 1942 under the Army Corps of Engineers.[1]

One-third of the uranium metal used in the world's first controlled nuclear chain reaction was produced at Iowa State under the direction of Frank Spedding and Harley Wilhelm.[2]

Iowa State is the only university in the United States that has a U.S. Department of Energy research laboratory physically located on its campus. Operated by Iowa State, the Ames Laboratory is one of ten national DOE Office of Science research laboratories.[3]

Today, Ames Laboratory continues its leading status in current materials research and focuses diverse fundamental and applied research strengths upon issues of national concern, cultivates research talent, and develops and transfers technologies to improve industrial competitiveness and enhance U.S. economic security. Ames Laboratory employs more than 430 full- and part-time employees, including more than 250 scientists and engineers. Students make up more than 20 percent of the paid workforce.[4]


In 2020, Chloe Clark, an English professor at Iowa State University, was forced to remake her syllabus after word of her policy was made public. In the syllabus, Clark issued a “GIANT WARNING” to students in her English-250 class.[5]

This class will include many discussions about these subjects (and the texts we use) and, thus, participation will be a large factor in the class. GIANT WARNING: any instances of othering that you participate in intentionally (racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, sorophobia, transphobia, classism, mocking of mental health issues, body shaming, etc) in class are grounds for dismissal from the classroom. The same goes for any papers/projects: you cannot choose any topic that takes at its base that one side doesn’t deserve the same basic human rights as you do (ie: no arguments against gay marriage, abortion, Black Lives Matter, etc). I take this seriously.


Alumni on Wikispooks

Robert Bartley12 October 193710 December 2003USEditorManaged the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal for over 30 years. 15 Bilderberg visits
Antti Herlin14 November 1956FinlandBillionaire
Multi-billionaire Finnish businessman
Bourke Hickenlooper21 July 18964 September 1971USPoliticianAttended the 1963 Bilderberg as Chair of the Senate Republican Policy Committee. Introduced the Hickenlooper Amendment.
DeAnne Julius14 April 1949US
Deep state functionary
CIA, World Bank,Chatham House,University College London...
Thomas A. Twetten1935USSpookCIA Deputy Director of Operations, Le Cercle
Henry Agard Wallace7 October 188818 November 1965US
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