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The Human Sciences Matters Summer 2016 issue showcases how College of Human Sciences students, faculty, staff, and alumni serve as human scientists — applying science and research to improve the human condition.


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Iowa State senior Sarah Mader will join alumnae Elizabeth “Liz” Scarpino and Hannah Swanson in showing their collections at Omaha Fashion Week. Photo by Ryan Riley.Iowa State well-represented at Omaha Fashion Week

Three Iowa State University fashion designers are among 17 who will show their collections next week at the Midwest’s premier fashion event that is also the nation’s fifth-largest.

Senior Sarah Mader and alumnae Elizabeth “Liz” Scarpino and Hannah Swanson will show their collections at Omaha Fashion Week, Feb. 21 to 26 at the Omaha Design Center.



Iowa State’s Textiles and Clothing Museum celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special exhibit featuring objects selected by faculty and staff. Bob Bosselman selected a navy-and-yellow houndstooth, double-breasted Versace suit. Photos by Ryan Riley.Exhibit celebrates Textiles and Clothing Museum’s 10th anniversary

An upcoming exhibit at Iowa State University’s Textiles and Clothing Museum combines history with fun as a way to celebrate the museum’s 10th anniversary.



Jon Bond, a 2014 graduate in hospitality management, serves as general manager of the Urbandale Hampton Inn and Suites. He credits his college student experiences with launching his dreams. Photo by Ryan Riley. Field experiences run gamut from Disney parks to Des Moines hotels

These days, Iowa Staters are known for chasing a light-toned, leucistic squirrel around campus. But for Jon Bond, a 2014 graduate in hospitality management, the Iowa State experience included following a famous mouse.



School of Education professors Michael Clough and Joanne Olson will receive the national Innovation in Teaching Science Teachers award at the Association for Science Teacher Education international conference in Des Moines. The conference is co-chaired by Olson. File photo by Wyeth Lynch.Iowa State shines at international gathering of science teacher educators

Iowa State University will showcase its expertise and leadership in science teacher education at a gathering this week of 500 science teacher educators from across the nation and world.

The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) will hold its 2017 international conference, Jan. 12 to 14 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. It’s a chance for those who prepare science teachers — from colleges both big and small — to network, present scholarly papers and posters, and attend professional development workshops aimed at informing their work and improving the preparation of science teachers.



Sarah Brekke, a 2011 Iowa State graduate in culinary food science, founded the ISU Culinary Science Club and led the group as its first president. Photo by Ryan Riley.Culinary Science Club founder blazes trail

Sarah Brekke did more than choose her adventure at Iowa State — she blazed a new trail. While taking part in the Food Science Club, she decided that students in the culinary food science major needed a club, too.



Callie Chambers, one of three 2016 Heddleson interns with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, today works as a primary teacher with 2-year-olds at the Vermeer Yellow Iron Academy in Pella. Contributed photo.
Iowa State provides rich training for career working with children

A summer internship with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach allowed Callie Chambers to take what she learned at Iowa State University and apply it out in the real world.



Yesenia Alvarez (center), a family and consumer sciences teacher at Waukee High School, honed her teaching talents at Iowa State. Photo by Ryan Riley.Alvarez credits Iowa State experience with building leadership, teaching talents

Some say that Yesenia Alvarez started her teaching career in the first grade. At a young age, she would gather her older cousins around in the basement and play teacher.

“I’ve always known I’ve wanted to be a teacher,” said Alvarez, an Iowa State University alumna in family and consumer sciences education and studies.



Iowa State graduate student April Elisha Stanley will exhibit a green jacket entitled \"Irish Roots\" and a blue ensemble called \"Paisley Impressions” at this year’s International Textile and Apparel Association conference. Contributed photo.
Iowa State top presenter at international textile and apparel conference

Iowa State University apparel, merchandising, and design students and faculty will this week present the most scholarly activities at the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA)’s annual conference for the sixth consecutive year.



Keecha Harris, a 1996 Iowa State graduate in dietetics and president of KHA Inc, gives a voice to underrepresented populations in discussions of food policy. Photo by Ryan Riley. Dietetics alumna Keecha Harris finds her voice on campus to be a voice for others

Keecha Harris is a voice for the underrepresented. She’s leading change when it comes to food policy.



Tania Lee, an Iowa State alumna in dietetics and nutritional science, served as lead dietitian for Malaysian athletes during the Rio Olympics. Contributed photo.
Iowa State alumna serves as lead dietitian at Rio Olympics

Tania Lee applied everything she learned at Iowa State University during the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

The 2013 alumna in dietetics and nutritional science was chosen to be lead dietitian of the 32-member Malaysian Olympics team this year.



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