Iowa State University

Iowa State University

in full  Iowa State University of Science and Technology,  

      public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Ames, Iowa, U.S. The university comprises colleges of agriculture, business, design, education, engineering, family and consumer sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and veterinary medicine. The Graduate College offers a broad range of master's and doctoral degree programs. Research facilities include the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, the Center for Designing Foods to Improve Nutrition, the National Soil Tilth Laboratory, and the Ames Laboratory, operated in association with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy, respectively. Total enrollment is approximately 26,000.

      The university was chartered in 1858 as Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm. Made a land-grant (land-grant college) institution in 1864, the college was one of the first schools to benefit from the Morrill Act of 1862. Students were in attendance in the fall of 1868, but formal instruction did not begin until early 1869. The name was changed to Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1898, and it took its current name in 1959. Iowa State was coeducational from its origin. The first electronic digital computer was built there (c. 1939), and it was the first state institution to found a veterinary school (1879). Points of interest include the 50-bell Stanton Memorial Carillon, a series of murals by painter Grant Wood (Wood, Grant) in the university's library, and a number of works by sculptor Christian Petersen. The Farm House Museum (1860) is the restored home of the university's first two presidents. Notable alumni include Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui, feminist leader Carrie Chapman Catt (Catt, Carrie Chapman), and scientist George Washington Carver (Carver, George Washington).

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