Ag bus senior Beatrice Maule was selected to represent Iowa State University at the 15th Annual “Research in the Capitol” Symposium on Feb. 21, 2022. Selected students display posters and describe their research to legislators, reporters and top university administrators, serving as ambassadors to convey the depth and variety of research being done at Iowa State. This year's poster session took place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Rotunda of the Iowa Capitol Building.
Twenty research projects are selected each year to represent Iowa State. Submissions are evaluated by topic, relevance to legislative interests, and geographic representation. The title of Maule's research presentation was “Of Women and Land: How Gender Affects Successions and Transfers of Iowa Farms.” Maule's paper is co-authored by her mentor Wendong Zhang, associate professor, and Qing Liu, assistant professor, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law.
The Undergraduate Research program provided group transportation to the Capitol Building and lunch for all student participants. Participants are encouraged to apply and present the same project at the ISU Annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression. Maule is also a member of the Iowa State University Bank Case Study Team competing in the 2022 Community Bank Case Study Competition.