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ISU gerontology program carries out goal of the Older Americans Act

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act, helping adults live in the community of their choice for as long as possible. Photo by Ryan Riley.

In the spirit of the Older Americans Act, Iowa State University’s gerontology program helps older adults to age actively in the community of their choice.

ISU researchers aim to boost science education with summertime pest

Iowa State researchers will train students at Moulton and King elementary schools to track mosquito populations in their neighborhood. File photo by Christopher Gannon.

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 a top presenter at international hospitality conference

Iowa State\'s Thomas Schrier presents research on amusement parks and hotel lighting at an international hospitality management conference this week. Photo by Ryan Riley.

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 study by Iowa State graduate research assistant Yang Bai reinforces the need to get children active at an early age. Photo by Christopher Gannon.

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

Katie Davis, a senior in child, adult, and family services, is interning at the Volunteer Center of Story County this summer. She is one of 21 students who received a College of Human Sciences scholarship for unpaid interns and student teachers. Photo by Blake Lanser.

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.

Book aims to help young children understand the hurt of name-calling

Iowa State University alumna Joyce Knock (center) of Windsor Heights reads her newly published book, “I am not dumb and I am not a stinky butt,” to a group of children. Contributed photo.

When children first see the title of Joyce Knock’s book, “I am not dumb and I am not a stinky butt,” they often roll backwards in laughter.

But as the message of the anti-bullying book sets in, many admit to having their own experiences being teased and called names.