A cornerstone of the land-grant mission of Iowa State University is a focus on research. And in the College of Human Sciences, our research has a direct impact on the way our communities live and learn. Consider some of the current projects:
- Marian Kohut, an associate professor in Kinesiology, and a team of ISU researchers are making groundbreaking discoveries on critical health issues related to exercise and symptoms of the influenza virus.
- Steve Garasky and Kim Greder, faculty members in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, along with field specialists, are identifying communities with high food insecurity – and how to do something about it.
- Corey Drake, an associate professor in curriculum and instruction, is leading a research collaboration of six participating schools in the TEACH MATH project, which was awarded a five-year, $3.5 million grant by the National Science Foundation. The project is designed to improve preK-8 mathematics teaching and student learning in the nation’s increasingly diverse public schools.
These are just a few examples of the many outstanding research efforts being conducted in the College of Human Sciences. Whether it’s a focus on STEM education or nutrient bioavailability, our research is at work around the world, improving the lives of others.