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International student-teaching program adds new locations

Future educators at Iowa State University can now student teach in Taiwan and Germany in addition to placements in Norway (pictured), Ecuador, Indonesia, Italy, New Zealand, and Poland. Contributed photo.

Future educators at Iowa State University can now student teach in Taiwan and Germany in addition to placements in Ecuador, Indonesia, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, and Poland.

Iowa State students help people with disabilities get up on two wheels

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.

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.

Proteins may slow memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s

Auriel Willette, a researcher in food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University, found evidence that an elevated presence of a protein called neuronal pentraxin-2 may slow cognitive decline and reduce brain atrophy in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Photo by Blake Lanser.

Certain proteins may slow the devastating memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease, according to a groundbreaking Iowa State University study.

Auriel Willette, a researcher in food science and human nutrition, found evidence that an elevated presence of a protein called neuronal pentraxin-2 may slow cognitive decline and reduce brain atrophy in people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Estrangement likely when adult child does not share mother’s values, Iowa State study finds

Megan Gilligan studies parent and adult child relationships. Her latest study found estrangement between a mother and child is more common than people might think and is often the result of a difference in values. Photo by Christopher Gannon.

There is a strong bond between mothers and children that when severed is often the result of a difference in values. That is the finding of a new study published online in the Journal of Marriage and Family.

Iowa State student invents new way to improve dairy desserts

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.

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

New faculty fellowship spotlights the success of online education at Iowa State

School of Education professor Ana-Paula Correia will bring her passion for outreach and community to her role as the first faculty fellow of Engineering-LAS Online Learning. Photo by Blake Lanser.

Iowa State University’s Engineering-LAS Online Learning system has named its first faculty fellow — Ana-Paula Correia, an associate professor from the School of Education whose research focuses on learning design.

Iowa State researchers expand SWITCH to build comprehensive approach to school wellness

Students and teachers at Irving Elementary School in Indianola are using SWITCH to promote physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. Photo by Dave Olson.

An Iowa State University research team is working with elementary schools to improve academic outcomes through SWITCH – a program aimed at getting children to “switch what they do, view and chew.”  

Iowa State professor aims to revolutionize stress studies

The \"spit sticks\" developed by hormone researcher and human development and family studies professor Elizabeth (Birdie) Shirtcliff provide a nearly immediate measurement of stress. Photo by Blake Lanser.

Elizabeth (Birdie) Shirtcliff, an associate professor in human development and family studies at Iowa State University, has developed a device that will make the measurement of the stress-related hormone cortisol easier and faster — and as a result, stress studies can be much more precise.

Iowa State takes innovative dairy drink to national finals

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 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.

Iowa State graduating senior styles her own future in fashion

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.

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.

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