|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.
|New biomarker predicts Alzheimer’s Disease and link to diabetes|
An enzyme found in the fluid around the brain and spine is giving researchers a snapshot of what happens inside the minds of Alzheimer’s patients and how that relates to cognitive decline.
|ISU students selected as finalists in major baking competition|
A team of three graduate students will be heading to Chicago in February to showcase their proposal for a new bakery food product.
|Iowa State researcher joins effort to prevent online harassment|
The prevalence of online harassment is well documented. In the U.S. alone, approximately 140 million people were affected by online harassment, according to a 2014 Pew Research Center study.
|Margrett named American Psychological Association fellow|
Jennifer Margrett's outstanding contributions to the field of psychology have earned her fellow status in the American Psychological Association.
|Gene mutation linked to early onset of Parkinson’s disease in Caucasians|
A defect in a gene that produces dopamine in the brain appears to accelerate the onset of Parkinson’s disease, according to new research from Iowa State University. The effect is particularly dramatic for people under age 50.
|Change Agent: Angela Shaw|
If you really want to understand food safety, microbiology might be a good place to start.
What pathogens cause foodborne illness? How do those pathogens spread? How can people stop them?
Angela Shaw, an assistant professor of food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University, has put those questions under the microscope.
|ISU researchers want to break down language barriers with math and text messages|
Getting parents engaged in their child’s classroom isn’t easy when mom and dad don’t speak English. That’s why two researchers in Iowa State University’s School of Education are working to overcome language barriers with text messages that kindergarten teachers can send home to parents.
|Iowa State shares research about higher education policy and practice|
Iowa State University scholars are this week sharing their research about higher education policy and practice at a meeting of the nation’s premier association for such research.
Twenty-one researchers, largely from the School of Education, are showcasing their work at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) annual conference, today through Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. The association is a scholarly society with 2,000 members dedicated to higher education as a field of study.
|Iowa State top presenter at international textile and apparel conference|
Iowa State University apparel, merchandising, and design students and faculty will this week present the most scholarly activities at the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA)’s annual conference for the sixth consecutive year.