Iowa State University

About Iowa State University

Iowa State University is a public, Research I, AAU, land grant institution with 36,000 students. They learn from world-class scholars who are tackling some of the world's biggest challenges -- feeding the hungry, finding alternative fuels and advancing manufacturing. Fulfilling our land grant mission to Create, Share and Apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place.

• Location: Ames, Iowa, 30 minutes north of Des Moines, Iowa’s state
capital and largest population and business center
• Enrollment: 36,000
• Faculty and staff: 6,000 (full-time)
• Alumni: More than 248,000 living in 50 states and 150 countries
• Campus: 1,900 acres, ranked among the nation’s most beautiful
• Art collection: One of the nation’s largest campus public art
• Reputation: Known worldwide for excellence in science and
technology, discovery and innovation; and a student-centered
culture with faculty and staff dedicated to student success


Multiple Species Inventory and Monitoring Crew Technician

May 2023 - August 2023 Chariton, IA
“With this position, I really liked the opportunity to be completely immersed in nature and how up close with wildlife I was able to get. Through all of the wildlife trappings and surveys I conducted, I was able to hold turtles, snakes, small mammals, and dragonflies. Being able to experience and see each of these animals so closely was an extremely unique experience! I also liked the flexibility my supervisors had with my schedule and their willingness to allow me to work long days to have a longer weekend when there were family events.”

Research Intern

May 2021 - August 2021 Ames, IA
“The opportunity to do cool work with awesome people was, of course, amazing. I worked hard and did my best and came to good results. I was supported by the leaders of my research group, and I felt like I was making a genuine contribution to the project.”
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