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Iowa State University students will soon be able to connect with employers through mock interviews at the College of Human Sciences’ career services office. Photo by Ryan Riley. Mock interviews with employers prepare Iowa State students for job hunts

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences career services office will in September offer a new mock interview program with employer partners to help students practice speaking with recruiters and interviewing for jobs.



Iowa State University researchers have developed a way to help you identify if you suffer from a modern-day phobia. Photo and video by Dave Olson.Iowa State study explores fear of being without your mobile phone

Are you a nomophobe? 

If you’re wondering how to respond to that question, an Iowa State University study can help you find the answer. ISU researchers have developed a questionnaire to help you determine if you suffer from nomophobia, or a fear of being without your mobile phone. 



Iowa State researchers put some of the more popular activity trackers to the test. Photo by Dave Olson.Activity trackers not as accurate for some activities, ISU study finds

Activity trackers can provide a good overall estimate of calories burned, but an Iowa State University study finds they’re less accurate when measuring certain activities, such as strength training. 



Iowa State researchers will train students at Moulton and King elementary schools to track mosquito populations in their neighborhood. File photo by Christopher Gannon. ISU researchers aim to boost science education with summertime pest

It may be hard to imagine how a mosquito could inspire students to develop an interest in science. Iowa State University researchers believe it’s not only possible, but say that generating student interest in the pesky insect will improve science learning and public health.



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.