LAS employs roughly a third of Iowa State’s faculty. Our faculty are widely recognized for their high-caliber, interdisciplinary research and scholarly endeavors. You’ll find LAS faculty among the most prestigious honors, including election to the National Academy of Sciences, and fellowships from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities.
The college celebrates and encourages interdisciplinary collaborations that enable innovations, entrepreneurship, and research that positively impacts our communities and the world. From the effects of video gaming on youth to the creation of new materials, LAS scientists are at the forefront of discovery. LAS also maintains an exceptional partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames National Laboratory (Ames Lab), sharing resources to propel groundbreaking research, recruit and retain distinguished scientists, and secure prolific external grant funding.