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An Iowa State culinary science student will return to the Iowa ProStart invitational to represent Iowa State’s culinary science program. Photo by Blake Lanser.Hands-on learning takes center stage at ProStart competition

An Iowa State University student who previously won a premier high school culinary arts competition will return this year to help educate youth about career opportunities that lie ahead.

An Iowa State student is launching her a business promoting her line of women’s clothing aimed at African women living in the United States. Illustration by Claire Kean.Iowa State student takes African fashion designs nationwide

Claire Kean is combining her talent in fashion design, love of travel, and personal connection with Africa to create a bold and colorful clothing line that’s gaining attention on the national runway.

Iowa State freshman Tryston Crook is majoring in pre-athletic training because he wants to help athletes avoid injuries. While playing football and wrestling in Nashua-Plainfield High School, he suffered several injuries — from a sprained ankle to a torn quad and a dislocated shoulder. Photo by Blake Lanser.
National report: Human Sciences majors among the most meaningful

Academic majors offered by the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences are considered among the most meaningful nationally, leading to jobs that make the world a better place. 

Event management student Morgan Iske meets world-famous ducks and, more importantly, learns world-famous customer service at Walt Disney World.Iowa State students build their futures at Disney World

In the first days of her internship, Morgan Iske toured Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

She also walked an underground system of pathways tucked underneath the park, off limits to the public, and stood directly below Cinderella’s castle.

Iske is one of a handful of Iowa State students who have moved down to Orlando, Fla., for the semester in order to complete an internship with the Disney College Program — which offers college undergraduates work experience at Disney parks.

Andrea Tate, a student in apparel, merchandising, and design, brings new life to existing fashions with her own line of upcycled apparel, Ohtatie. Photo by Blake Lanser.Iowa State student aims to reduce waste with upcycled fashions

When Andrea Tate sees clothes at yard sales and thrift stores, she also sees possibilities.

The College of Human Sciences offers study abroad options for students in all disciplines. Human development and family studies students visited South Korea to learn about family life. Contributed photo.Study abroad programs expand Iowa State’s international reach

Growing participation in study abroad opportunities is helping Iowa State University expand its international reach.

Students in financial counseling and planning apply what they learn in class and help their community members at the same time. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.Students to get real-world experience through Financial Counseling Clinic

Students studying financial counseling and planning at Iowa State University will get an intensive hands-on education starting this semester, thanks to a change in focus at the Financial Counseling Clinic in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

College of Human Sciences students will travel to Chile and South Africa for two new study abroad programs. Students will perform service learning work including helping South Africans to set up small businesses. Contributed photo.College of Human Sciences offers new international programs in Chile, South Africa

Two new study abroad opportunities offered by the College of Human Sciences will allow Iowa State University students to study in South Africa and Chile this summer.

College of Human Sciences students play key roles in Students Helping Our Peers, an organization that operates a food pantry on campus. Contributed photo.Iowa State students fight food pantry stigma

Fear of judgment can prevent people from using resources such as food pantries, but an Iowa State University organization called Students Helping Our Peers is on a mission to fight the food pantry stigma.

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will celebrate the achievements of hundreds of graduating students in a series of events this weekend. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.Graduation events will celebrate student achievement

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will celebrate the achievements of hundreds of graduating students in a series of events this weekend.

  • Important Dates

    February 14 — College of Human Sciences scholarship application deadline for undergraduates