Contact Information

Mailing address: Mailing address:

Virtual Reality Applications Center Human Computer Interaction Program
Iowa State University Iowa State University
1620 Howe Hall 1620 Howe Hall
537 Bissell Road 537 Bissell Road
Ames, IA 50011-2274 Ames, IA 50011-2274

Telephone +1 515.294.3092 Telephone +1 515.294.2089
E-mail: E-mail:

Howe Hall is located on the west side of the Iowa State University campus.

Information about Ames can be found at:

Airport Information
If you are planning on flying into the area, you need to fly into the Des Moines International Airport (DSM). Ames is about 40 miles north of the airport. A list of the carriers with service to Des Moines can be found at the Des Moines airport’s homepage.

Des Moines to Ames (see map 1)

From the Des Moines Airport, proceed South on Fleur Drive to Army Post Road. Turn right (West). Follow Army Post Road until you reach Interstate 35 North. Turn right (North) onto Interstate 35. Continue on Interstate 35 North for approximately 40 miles.

From I-35 to Iowa State University (see map 2)

  1. From Interstate 35 North, take the Ames / 13th Street exit. Continue on 13th Street until you reach Stange Road. Turn left (South) on Stange. Follow Stange Road south until you reach the Iowa State University Campus.
  2. Alternate route:
    From Interstate 35 North, take the Ames / Highway 30 West exit. Proceed on Highway 30 West until you reach the ISU / University Boulevard exit. Exit on University Boulevard, go right (North) on University. Follow University Boulevard North until you reach the Iowa State University campus.

Parking is available at The Memorial Union ramp located in central campus (map). There is a fee for parking in the ramp, check here for current information: Memorial Union Parking Ramp.