Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa
We’re a small town in the middle of Iowa that houses Iowa State University: known for it’s innovation in science and technology. But we have so much more to offer than corn and pigs. For starters, if it wasn’t for Iowa State College, which is what it was originally called, you may not be reading this on the type of computer you are today. John Vincent Atanasoff was the person who invented the first electronic digital computer in the 1930’s. Nicknamed the “ABC”, it still holds its presence on the main floor in Durham Hall. Iowa State University has many interesting facts that not many people may be aware of. For example, they had a hand in the making of the Atomic Bomb, hold the Guinness World record for the biggest rice krispy, and created the first tornado simulator for wind engineering research.