Alliance for Iowa State
-Make Your Voice Heard-

As Iowa's, and the nation's, economy evolves toward more high-tech and STEM related fields, Iowa State University is providing the next generation of top talent and research discoveries that will spur sustained economic growth and development. Iowa State is a perfect example of this growing trend as it is home to the nation's largest biotechnology enterprise. Iowa must capitalize on the competencies of the university so future graduates can continue to lead the way in the biosciences.


Quick facts:

  • Currently, more than 6,000 students are studying biosciences 
  • Bioscience programs have seen a 27% increase in enrollment in the past five years while projecting continued growth of 10-20% over the next five years
  • 66% of bioscience graduates stay in Iowa to pursue their career
  • More than 450 faculty members from 225 departments and five colleges collectively make up the biosciences

Recognizing the strong demand for the biosciences by Iowa State students, the Biosciences Building Project is among the top priorities of the university this legislative session. A new building coupled with an addition to Bessey Hall will enable Iowa State to keep up with student demand. Furthermore, employing a flexible modular lab design will ensure the ability to adapt to changing technology and best practices.



Greater Des Moines was featured Thursday morning on NBC's Today Show as the "Wealthiest City in the U.S."  Here is the video clip if you missed it! 
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The Alliance for Iowa State is maintained by the Iowa State University Alumni Association. 


The Alliance for Iowa State is a coalition of Iowa State University alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends.

The Alliance advocates Iowa State University's land grant mission throughout Iowa while focusing its advocacy on

state legislators and public policy makers.