|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 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.
|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.
|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.
|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 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.
|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.
|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.
|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 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.