As leaders in the U.S. aim to increase the number of young people who prepare to work in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, Iowa State University professors are testing new ways to learn and teach STEM subjects.
Ann Gansemer-Topf, an associate professor in the School of Education, is studying whether sketchnoting — a new method of note-taking — enhances learning among Iowa State University students in an introductory ecology class.
Iowa State researchers are part of a national alliance that won a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The alliance will develop programs that increase the diversity and effectiveness of faculty teaching science, technology, engineering, and math. Iowa State's part of the project focuses on working with community colleges to recruit and prepare a diverse group of graduate students for teaching careers at community colleges.
Lorenzo Baber, an associate professor in the School of Education and head of the higher education division is part of Iowa State's grant team, which is led by Craig Ogilvie, an assistant dean for Iowa State’s Graduate College and a Morrill Professor of physics and astronomy.
Children of divorce are less likely to earn a four-year or graduate degree, according to new research from Iowa State University.
The study, published in the Journal of Family Issues, is one of the first to look specifically at divorce and graduate education. Researchers — including Iowa State University alumna Camron Devor, Cassandra Dorius in human development and family studies, and Susan Stewart in sociology — say it is important to understand this relationship as more jobs require a graduate or professional degree.
Iowa State University School of Education scholars presented more than 16 percent of the papers delivered at the annual conference of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, which drew participants from more than 75 colleges and universities. The students and faculty members from Iowa State also returned to the Ames campus with three awards and the council’s next president.
Eulanda Sanders, the Donna R. Danielson Professor in Textiles and Clothing at Iowa State University, has been named chair of the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2017.
A high-tech classroom for Iowa State University teacher education students now pays tribute to an alumna who coached countless children to overcome their learning disabilities.