Ames, Iowa — Third-graders at Edwards Elementary School on Friday combined lessons in literacy and geometry to stage a theater using sets and scripts developed with the help of Iowa State University students.
A federally funded scientist who now serves as the director of Texas A&M University’s Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance will speak at Iowa State University on Thursday, Oct. 19.
J. Timothy Lightfoot will present “Can You Be Born a Couch Potato? The Genetics of Physical Activity” at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Lightfoot is the Department of Kinesiology’s 2017-18 Pease Family Scholar. His talk is free and open to the public.
Youth show lower rates of substance misuse, including prescription opioid misuse, well after high school graduation if they have participated in proven prevention programs that follow the PROSPER (PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience) model developed at Iowa State University.
That’s according to researchers at Iowa State’s Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute, newly housed under the Department of Human Development and Family Studies within the College of Human Sciences. PPSI is part of a larger effort to better translate Iowa State’s social and prevention science into widespread community practices.
Researcher finds further evidence that fats and oils help to unlock full nutritional benefits of veggies
A new study led by Wendy White, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition, shows that eating salad with added fat in the form of soybean oil promotes the absorption of eight different micronutrients that promote human health. Conversely, eating the same salad without the added oil lessens the likelihood that the body will absorb the nutrients.
As the stainless steel bowl full of veggies is set on the table, the toddlers start exploring. Through sight, smell, touch, and taste, they’re learning important lessons about local foods.
The project is part of an ISU Child Development Laboratory School initiative to bring more locally grown food to the school’s children. By purchasing a share in Iowa State University’s Good Earth Student Farm, the laboratory school receives a shipment of local produce each week, up until the first frost.
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.
As high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, has grown in popularity, so has the debate over whether it is an effective public health solution. Kinesiology professor Panteleimon "Paddy" Ekkekakis says the workouts are not sustainable for the majority of people who are trying to lose weight and move more.
Jacob Meyer is on a mission to bring the benefits of exercise to more Americans — including those who, due to chronic physical or mental conditions, have unique relationships with exercise routines.
“Learning about biological mechanisms can inform mental health treatment,” said Meyer, a new assistant professor in kinesiology at Iowa State University.
An Iowa State University professor is receiving top accolades for writing a book that provides a historical look at the intersection of education, social justice, and radical political movements.
With a background in international relations and a master’s degree from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, Soo Ahn was recruited to work with federal intelligence agencies in Washington, D.C.