|Motivating children for a lifetime of learning|
In a school room near one of the few four-way stops in Slater, a group of beaming first graders gathers around teacher Tasia Becker for the day’s lesson about coins. She asks the students to describe a quarter and hands shoot up, fingers wriggling.
Becker loves engaging with students at such a young age when school is an exciting, new experience. She wants her students to maintain that excitement throughout their learning careers.
|Carl Weems to lead human development and family studies at Iowa State University|
Carl Weems has been tapped to lead the Iowa State University Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Weems, professor and associate chair of psychology at the University of New Orleans, was selected from among three finalists after a national search.
|Strathe aims to make Iowa State the top pick for future educators|
Marlene Strathe wants the Iowa State University School of Education to be the top choice for students wanting to become teachers, and schools looking to recruit quality teachers.
|Iowa State alum to be honored at White House this year as California Teacher of the Year|
Iowa State University alumna Maggie Mabery is a California middle school science teacher who runs a paper-free class, uses an iPad daily, and isn’t afraid to say when she doesn’t know something.
|Iowa State alum finds success with organic flour company|
What started as a hobby seven years ago has turned into a full-time business for Iowa State University alumna Marty Glanville.
|College of Human Sciences builds on strong legacy|
Susan Maxwell credits her Iowa State University education with preparing her for a remarkably successful career.
|Kinesiology shifts to focus on lifelong health|
The Iowa State University Department of Kinesiology has evolved from solely teaching physical education to leading advanced research and professional training focused on bettering lifelong health.
|Anonymous donors establish endowed Dean’s Chair in the College of Human Sciences|
An anonymous gift to the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University will fund a new endowed Dean’s Chair. The gift will allow Pamela White, who will become the inaugural holder, unrestricted use of earnings toward the college’s priorities.
|Iowa State helps to fill shortage of science teachers|
A nationally award-winning program at Iowa State University has for more than a decade helped fill the state’s need for high-quality science teachers.
|Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom adjusts to industry changes |