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Jacquelyn Luedtke, who graduated in 2013 with a degree in event management, now works as full-time operations coordinator for the United States Olympic Committee at its flagship training facility in Colorado Springs. Contributed photo.Iowa State alumna helps Olympic and Paralympic athletes stay on track

Jacquelyn Luedtke knows firsthand that it takes world-class event management skills to organize world-class sporting events.

Iowa State\'s Thomas Schrier presents research on amusement parks and hotel lighting at an international hospitality management conference this week. Photo by Ryan Riley.Iowa State a top presenter at international hospitality conference

Iowa State researchers in hospitality management will give 14 research presentations — more than all but four other schools — at an international conference this week.

A study by Iowa State graduate research assistant Yang Bai reinforces the need to get children active at an early age. Photo by Christopher Gannon.Iowa State analysis of national FITNESSGRAM data reveals needs for improvement in youth fitness

A new study provides a snapshot of health-related physical fitness levels for U.S. schoolchildren in grades first through 12th.

Iowa State University researchers analyzing data collected nationally through the NFL PLAY 60 FITNESSGRAM Partnership Project found that fitness levels sharply declined as students got older. The study is published in The Journal of Pediatrics.

Katie Davis, a senior in child, adult, and family services, is interning at the Volunteer Center of Story County this summer. She is one of 21 students who received a College of Human Sciences scholarship for unpaid interns and student teachers. Photo by Blake Lanser.College of Human Sciences supports students during unpaid internships

New scholarships are reducing the financial stress for some Iowa State University College of Human Sciences students with unpaid internships and allowing them to focus on learning this summer.

Amy Popillion wants her students to see the positive that can come from poor choices and bad situations in life. Photo by Christopher Gannon.Change agent: Amy Popillion

The future Amy Popillion envisioned as a kid growing up in small town Iowa could not be more different than the life she is living today.

Iowa State kinesiology student Ciara McCarty, left, volunteered at an iCan Bike camp in Fresno, California last summer. She’s one of four students bringing the camp to Iowa next week. Contributed photo.Iowa State students help people with disabilities get up on two wheels

Riding a bicycle can increase a person’s self esteem and confidence.

It can improve physical fitness, mental health, and overall quality of life. It can also spur positive changes in family dynamics, create opportunities for inclusion, and provide a person with an independent means of transportation.

But people with special needs can face challenges in mastering this skill.

That’s why four Iowa State University kinesiology students and recent graduates — Katie Cook, Ciara McCarty, Jeff Robson, and Jenna Ham — are bringing the national iCan Bike camp to Ames next week. It’s the first of its kind in Iowa. The five-day camp teaches people with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle.

Hanyu Yangcheng, a graduate student in food science and human nutrition, is the creator of KIK, a food stabilizer system. The system is a powder that has the potential to revolutionize dairy products by making them taste and feel better, and last longer. Photo by Blake Lanser.Iowa State student invents new way to improve dairy desserts

An Iowa State University student has developed a new way to improve the quality of dairy desserts.

A team of food science and human nutrition students (from left to right): Sandhya Sivaskandan, Lily Benner, Justin Banach, Katie Ranard, and Vaishnavi Manimanna Sankarlal, associate professor Stephanie Clark, and Kangzi Ren (not pictured) was among six finalists in the National Dairy Council\'s new product competition with their drink called Lechata. Photo by Blake Lanser.
Iowa State takes innovative dairy drink to national finals

Iowa State University students who put a healthy twist on a traditional Latin-American drink placed in the top six in a national new product competition this spring.

Brenna Lyden graduates from Iowa State with a degree in apparel, merchandising and design, a thriving fashion blog and styling business, and  a signed contract for a coveted job as a buyer for Nordstrom Inc. Photo by Christopher Gannon. Iowa State graduating senior styles her own future in fashion

When Brenna Lyden, Burnsville, Minnesota, was 15, she walked into a pre-teen fashion store at the mall and told the managers to hire her because she'd be the top seller within a month. They did and she was.

Shelby Lemmon, Celia Bravard, Kim Richards, Patricia Shadid, Alyssa Deskin, and Stephanie Tigges (not pictured) will be honored at the ISU College of Human Sciences graduation this weekend. Photo by Blake Lanser.Student accomplishments will take center stage at graduation events

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will recognize the accomplishments 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