Two Iowa teenagers charged with the murder of a Spanish teacher at their school | Univision News Events

Two high school students from Fairfield, Iowa, have been accused of the death of a Spanish teacher in an incident that has shocked the community. Nohema Graber, 66, was a Spanish teacher at Fairfield High School since 2012, reported USA Today . The police confirmed this Thursday that the body found on Wednesday in Chautauqua … Read more

NASA hosts Space Station watch party for Iowa students

International Space Station. (NASA photo) Elementary and middle school students across Iowa will be tuning in to NASA-TV during “watch parties” this morning to see if astronauts aboard the International Space Station answer their questions. Sara Nelson, an assistant director at the Iowa Space Grant Consortium, says it’s a very special event for young Iowans … Read more

World War II veteran takes flight in vintage airplane

The nonprofit Dream Flights said the group has given free flights since 2011 to more than 4,200 veterans and seniors who live in long-term care facilities. (Dream Flights) SIOUX CITY, Iowa (Tribune News Service) — Cal Swagerty spent World War II on the ground, fighting across France, Belgium and Germany. On Wednesday, his service earned … Read more

Life in prison for Cristhian Bahena Rivera, the migrant accused of killing student Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa

By Antonio Planas – NBC News Cristhian Bahena Rivera was sentenced Monday to life in prison, without the possibility of parole, for the murder of Mollie Tibbetts, a student at the University of Iowa, in 2018. Judge Joel D. Yates told Bahena Rivera: “You, and only you, forever changed the lives of those who loved … Read more

Murder of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts: Cristhian Bahena Rivera convicted of crime | Univision News Events

Bahena Rivera was expected to be sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for killing the 20-year-old and that was denied the possibility of requesting parole at any time, as it is the penalty required by the law of that state for the perpetrators of a murder in the first degree. A … Read more

Engineers study advanced manufacturing methods in zero-gravity • College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Shan Jiang (left), assistant professor in materials science and engineering, and Hantang Qin, assistant professor in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, pose inside Qin’s Flexible Electronics and Additive Printing Laboratory. A team of engineering researchers at Iowa State University is studying the most effective ways for manufacturing materials in outer space, with the hope that … Read more

University of Iowa conducts research on magnetic fields in space

Iowa has long been a favorite place for scientists to gaze up at the night sky and think. But often, the questions raised by studying space usually lead to as many questions as answers — if not more. “It seems like with science, or at least this kind of science, every time you do an experiment it opens up new questions … Read more

Iowa City’s ’47 Rockets’ art gallery pays homage to space travel

Trips to space have recently been reserved for NASA or billionaires, but Public Space One’s latest art exhibit will bring the moon to Iowa City. “47 Rockets” is the creation of the art duo Raina Belleau and Caleb Churchill. It doesn’t begin in space. It begins with a man who first dreamt of space travel. Most accounts state … Read more