First annual Melon Mania raises $1,400 for Uganda

A \'smashing\' success: The first annual Melon Mania raised about $1,400 to help provide food and school supplies for Uganda. Photos by Blake Lanser.

Iowa State University students are turning surplus melons into meals for the hungry.

School of Education has a new extension and outreach specialist

Dr. Constance Beecher, an extension and outreach specialist in the School of Education, will work to increase school readiness in children in all of Iowa’s 99 counties. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

Constance Beecher is dedicated to providing young children across Iowa with quality early learning experiences.

College of Human Sciences enrollment tops 5,000

Taylor McBroom, Susan Cruz-Rodriquez, Seth Armah, Jehan Bostick, Camry Crosswait, and David Mena are now among more than 5,000 students in the College of Human Sciences. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

Student enrollment in the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences topped 5,000 this fall for the first time in the college’s history.

Iowa State assists Ankeny schools implement digital devices

ISU School of Education assistant professor Amy Hutchison is helping Ankeny teachers learn how to use technology in a way that best supports and enhances student learning. Photo by Blake Lanser.

About 1,900 Ankeny fifth and sixth graders have received Chromebooks from school as part of a district goal to get a digital device for every student.

Iowa State receives $2.38 million to promote cybersecurity

Barbara Licklider, a University Professor in the School of Education, is on a team that received a $2.38 million grant from the National Science Foundation to promote cybersecurity. Photo by Blake Lanser.

A $2.38 million grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Iowa State University to help government agencies and other organizations minimize cybersecurity attacks.

Social studies teacher has passion for democracy, equity, and justice

Katy Swalwell is a new assistant professor in the School of Education. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

To Katy Swalwell, the field of social studies is about more than the teaching of history.

Social media expert joins Iowa State

Rey Junco is a new associate professor and adviser in the School of Education who studies technology and social media. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

One of the nation’s experts in social media joins Iowa State University as an associate professor and adviser this fall.

Spikes aims to prepare anti-racist school leaders

Research by School of Education assistant professor Daniel Spikes focuses on school leadership, social justice, anti-racist leadership, racial disparities in education, and school tracking policies. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

Some of Daniel Spikes’ experiences as an assistant high school principal in Texas still haunt him today.

Canadian professor to lead Iowa State’s product development and technical design team

Guowen Song of Edmonton, Alberta is Iowa State’s new Noma Scott Lloyd Chair in Textiles and Clothing. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

Iowa State University’s quest to have one of the strongest technical and functional apparel design programs in the nation will now be led by a Canadian professor who’s helped to develop nationwide standards in his field.

Iowa State specialist offers advice for school success

Kimberly Greder, an associate professor and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach family life specialist, says parental involvement, more than income or social status, is a predictor of student achievement. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

Students are back in school and now is the time for parents to develop routines to help their children succeed academically.

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