New event management professor embraces tourism, technology, diversity

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Ken Tsai’s activities and involvement as an undergraduate student at Iowa State University ultimately led to him becoming a faculty member here.

Tsai, a new assistant professor in event management, recently joined the Iowa State faculty. He received his bachelor’s degree in international business and marketing from Iowa State in 2003.

A Cyclone heads to the Super Bowl

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When Super Bowl LII is played next Sunday in Minnesota, Iowa State University alumnus Jordan Pierce will have a front-row seat.

But the 2015 graduate in athletic training won’t be sitting much. As an athletic training intern with the New England Patriots sports medicine staff, he’ll be at the center of the action, helping players to stay healthy and prevent injuries.

Transforming teachers’ learning environments with emerging technologies

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Evrim Baran, an Iowa State University alumna known worldwide for applying technology to improve teaching and learning, returned to Iowa State this spring as a faculty member.

Baran, who received her doctorate from Iowa State in 2011, joined the School of Education as an associate professor in educational technology. Her research brings together educational technology, teacher education, and human computer interaction (HCI).

Hurricane relief with love, from Iowa State

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When Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston metropolitan area last fall inflicting $190 billion in damage, the staff and students of Iowa State University’s Teacher Education Services knew they had to help.

Iowa State has had a close working relationship with the Aldine Independent School District in Houston for 27 years.

Iowa State provides training, support for new school business officials

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They’re the people behind the scenes responsible for billions of tax dollars to support Iowa students, teachers, and families.

And for the past five years, Iowa State University has played a key role in providing new school business officials (SBOs) with the training, mentoring, networking, and support needed to effectively do their jobs.

College of Human Sciences and departmental scholarship recipients recognized

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The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences celebrated student scholarship recipients and donors on Oct. 13 at the annual scholarship recognition event in the Scheman Building. 

Improving teaching and learning in large lecture classes

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As a college student, Michael Brown recalls sitting in those large lecture classes that everyone is required to take.

“When I took those classes, I did terribly in them,” he said. “I like math. I use statistics extensively in my research. But I did terribly in the first college stats class I took because I felt lost amidst the hundreds of students in the room.”  

Today, as a new assistant professor in the Iowa State University School of Education, Brown is working to transform that model.

Students to showcase jacket with solar panels that charge electronics

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An Iowa State University team of apparel and engineering students will next week showcase a hiking jacket that uses solar energy to charge electronic devices at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C.

Iowa State provides 21st century skills through family and consumer sciences

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As the U.S. marks National Family and Consumer Sciences Educator Day today, Iowa State University is equipping educators to provide today’s students with 21st century skills.

Iowa State University higher education scholars show leadership at CSCC meeting

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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.