Adventures have destinations — with twists, turns, and discoveries along the way. Iowa State University’s destination is the year 2050. There will be 9.6 billion mouths to feed demanding more food, greater security with more data, a cleaner environment, more jobs, and more production. Faster. Safer. Better.

Iowa State University has targeted these five areas where we have global prominence and capability.

1. Biosciences — food production, alternative fuels, biorenewables, animal and human health
2. Advanced manufacturing — engineering, hard sciences
3. Critical materials
4. Big data and data security
5. Student adventure

As an educational institution, Iowa State University is focused on shaping the minds of the next generation. As a citizen of the world, Iowa State is focused on areas where we’ve demonstrated exceptional capability and can make a global impact.