|Doctoral student aims to improve accommodations in STEM education|
Ashley Nashleanas didn’t have a model or rule book to follow while growing up blind in the small northwest Iowa town of Hinton. Braille helped her to read textbooks in school, but graphics in math and science lessons were often just — missing.
|Iowa State athletic trainers mark 45 years at state wrestling tournament|
As student-athletes take on their opponents at this year’s state high school wrestling tournament, they’ll have the support of Iowa State University athletic training majors — a relationship that this weekend marks its 45th year.
|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.
|Iowa State research shows power of father figures for building views of husband’s role|
New research from Iowa State University shows that black men build their perceptions of a husband’s role from a variety of experiences and examples.
“Fathers are not working in isolation to raise and rear their children,” said Tera Jordan, an assistant professor in human development and family studies. “Boys exist in a complex network.”
|Fred Duffelmeyer Reading Improvement Clinic adding pilot program for struggling readers|
An Iowa State University program is helping children become better readers as it expands to serve new students.
|ExerCYse is Medicine provides high-impact service learning experiences|
An Iowa State University program is giving Cyclones ample opportunities for service learning — and making a big impact on healthful habits.
ExerCYse is Medicine, a kinesiology outreach program and recognized student organization, encourages regular physical activity and promotes its health benefits. The program is officially recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine.
|Human sciences students call work with Dance Marathon “life-changing”|
College of Human Sciences students are taking their passion for helping people to make a difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses.
Iowa State Dance Marathon, the largest student philanthropy organization on campus that raises funds and awareness for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, will hold two 12-hour celebrations of life supporting more than 80 families across Iowa this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20 and 21, in the Great Hall of Memorial Union.
Many of the 130 committee members for this year’s event are students in the College of Human Sciences. They include six of the 16 members of the Dance Marathon’s executive team, and 20 of the event’s 40 “morale captains.”
|Iowa State to launch new effort to mentor underrepresented students in toxicology|
A new effort led by an Iowa State University veterinarian will kick off this semester to mentor undergraduate students from underrepresented populations with an interest in toxicology.
|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.
|Three human sciences women featured in 2017 calendar|
Three women in human sciences are being recognized for making a difference at Iowa State University.
Ann Gansemer-Topf, an assistant professor in the School of Education; Margaret Van Ginkel, a hotlines coordinator and human sciences specialist in family finance; and Britney Williams, a senior in kinesiology and health; are among 12 women featured in the 2017 Women Impacting ISU calendar.