College of Human Sciences

Iowa State University’s Science Bound program honored for inspiring STEM

Today, the Science Bound program at Iowa State University was honored for inspiring and encouraging a new generation of underrepresented students to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — STEM.

Science Bound received a 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, a publication that focuses on diversity and inclusion in higher education. The honor recognizes Science Bound as a model for other institutions.

Hydration strategy key as high school athletes begin practice

The first week of high school sports practices is a particularly vulnerable time for athletes, says an Iowa State University assistant professor of kinesiology. James Lang studies how environmental stresses, such as heat, affect how our bodies regulate internal temperature.

Lang says being proactive about hydration, rather than reactive, is important to keep athletes safe. He has the following recommendations for coaches and athletes:

See the complete story by the ISU News Service.

 

Research on game-based learning reveals middle schoolers are motivated differently

As more teachers integrate game play into the curriculum to increase engagement among students, new research by Iowa State University scholars provides guidance for which types of games may be most appropriate.

Big data helps reveal use of hashtags in political consumerism

As social media increasingly becomes a vehicle for people to express their praise and discontent, an Iowa State University researcher is using big data to explore how hashtags play a role in the promotion of consumer decisions for ethical or political reasons.

Season of success for summer internships

It’s a summer of firsts for Iowa State University— its first female athletic training interns with the National Football League, its first merchandising interns with American Eagle, and its first intern assessing the needs of older Iowans in northwest Iowa.

Decision to live together negatively affects wealth accumulation

Living together is often a first step before marriage, or for a growing number of millennials, an alternative to tying the knot. Money or debt can be a common reason for this decision, but there are long-term financial implications to cohabitation, according to research from Iowa State and Kansas State universities.   

Accountability sessions give ISU student startups time to set benchmarks, course-correct

Ryan True's business, Full Circle Wellness, would provide health services for older adults focusing on eight dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, occupational, intellectual, financial and environmental. The senior in kinesiology and health is spending his summer in CYstarters, a 10-week accelerator program that gives students and recent alumni the funding and resources – and the accountability – they need to grow their startups. 

See the complete story by the ISU News Service

Micro-creamery coming to Iowa State University

The first phase of Professor Stephanie Clark's plan to open a creamery at Iowa State will come to fruition this fall with the opening of a micro-creamery in the Center for Crops Utilization Research pilot plant, located within the Food Sciences Building.

See the complete story by the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Biomechanics professor named Iowa State’s next kinesiology chair

Li-Shan Chou, a professor of biomechanics who is department head of human physiology and director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at the University of Oregon, will be the next chair of the Iowa State University Department of Kinesiology. He begins July 1, 2019.

Tax hurts investment in medical device research and development

New Iowa State University research shows companies cut funding for research and development in response to a tax imposed on medical devices as part of the Affordable Care Act. The study found the tax reduced R&D investment by $34 million and also negatively affected sales revenue, gross margins and earnings. 

See the complete story by the ISU News Service.