Three new projects from Iowa State University will bring human sciences research to Black Hawk, Polk, and Jefferson counties through the second year of the Engaged Scholarship Funding Program, a partnership between ISU Extension and Outreach and the College of Human Sciences.
Tera Jordan, an assistant professor in human development and family studies, is principal investigator for two of the projects. She will work to strengthen connections between the Black Hawk County’s African-American community and Human Sciences Extension and Outreach. She’ll also help to address critical disparities in education in Polk County’s African-American community.
Eric D. Olson, an assistant professor in apparel, events and hospitality management, is principal investigator of the third project. He’ll provide education and training resources to immigrant and refugee populations in Jefferson County who have great food products, but may lack the knowledge to adequately market their products.