|Iowa State students increase middle schoolers' excitement about reading|
Iowa State University students are helping middle schoolers get excited about reading through a challenge called Battle of the Books.
|Iowa State engages Iowans with new Human Sciences research|
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is launching two new research projects in northern Iowa. One will build literacy and STEM skills in children, while the other will use singing training to improve quality of life for Iowans with Parkinson’s disease.
The two proposals have been selected for funding through the Engaged Scholarship Funding Program, a partnership of ISU Extension and Outreach and the College of Human Sciences. This new program funds research projects that focus on engagement, translate research into practice, and involve and benefit Iowans, their families and communities.
|Student plans dance party for people with Parkinson’s disease|
For Alison Brinkman, a recent Iowa State University graduate in kinesiology and health, helping people with Parkinson’s disease is personal.
“My grandma passed away from Parkinson’s when I was 10,” she said.
So when the music and movement outreach program developed by Elizabeth Stegemöller and Ann Smiley-Oyen — which uses music to improve movement and quality of life in people with Parkinson’s disease — came to a close this year, Brinkman was determined to make it a family affair.
|Iowa State named top three finalist in national food product competition|
A healthy dessert invented by eight Iowa State University students is one of three finalists in a national food product competition.
“Beyond the Bar” is a frozen yogurt sandwich containing vanilla matcha green tea-flavored frozen Greek yogurt with a chocolate swirl, in between two oat blend honey granola wafers. It combines sweet-tooth satisfaction, natural energy enhancers, and nutrients.
|Nothing bland about this event|
Vegetable-mango gazpacho. Crunchy sweet potato cereal. A frozen dessert-on-a-stick containing coconut cream, multiple fruit juices, chia seeds and chocolate chips. Mango snack sticks with a habanero-cashew dip. Such were the offerings at this spring's new foods showcase, hosted May 2 by students in FSHN 412.
|Apps win top prizes at 2016 Entrepreneurship Showcase|
Technology was the big winner at this year’s College of Human Sciences Entrepreneurship Showcase, with two of the top awards going to ideas for apps for mobile devices.
|College of Human Sciences scholarships support students at unpaid internships|
The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences has in the past year helped nearly six dozen students who interned in fields where they are helping others, but were not going to be compensated for their work.
|College of Human Sciences graduating seniors to be recognized at ceremonies|
The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will recognize the accomplishments of more than 400 graduating students in a series of events on May 6 and 7.
Dean and Dean’s Chair Pamela White and department chairs will individually recognize students receiving bachelor’s degrees at the college’s undergraduate convocation ceremony, 2 p.m. Friday, May 6 at Hilton Coliseum. A reception for graduating students at all levels will immediately follow the ceremony, at about 3:30 p.m. in the first-floor lobby of the Scheman Building.
The all-university commencement ceremony is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at Jack Trice Stadium.
|Technology helps fifth and sixth graders with math problems|
Students in Christa Jackson’s CI 523 Teaching Mathematics to Struggling Elementary Learners class and Mollie Appelgate’s CI 448 Teaching Children Mathematics class this semester developed modules — or online tutorial videos — to encourage student collaboration and increase conceptual understanding of mathematics ideas.
|Establishing an iconic coffeehouse|
What makes a coffeehouse iconic?
Five Iowa State University undergraduate students in Linda Niehm’s AESHM 474-574 Entrepreneurship in Human Sciences class this semester reached out to coffeehouses across the nation in search for the answer.
They’ll be among 101 students presenting their findings from 39 projects at the 13th annual College of Human Sciences Entrepreneurship Showcase, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28 in the LeBaron Hall lobby with awards to follow in LeBaron Auditorium. The public is invited to attend.