Iowa State University of Science and Technology is a public flagship land-grant and space e-grant research University located in Ames, IA. Iowa State is classified as a Research University with very high research activity (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Iowa State is also a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which consists of 62 leading research universities in North America. Iowa State has also been designated an "Innovation and Economic Prosperity University," a designation awarded to only 54 public universities in the U.S.
Research and Economic Development
Iowa State University is among the nation’s leading universities in research and technology transfer accomplishments. Research at Iowa State University in areas such as agricultural biotechnology, plant and animal genomics, bioinformatics, “smart” materials, agricultural product and market development, human nutrition, human computer performance, biorenewables, food safety and security, the environment and advanced materials will help solve problems and improve lives in Iowa, the nation and the world.