Extension and Outreach

Iowa State professor on team using big data to aid rural economic development

An Iowa State University professor is on a team of researchers using “big data,” or extremely large data sets, to match rural communities with businesses that would have the best likelihood of success in specific geographic areas.

Central Iowa literacy program for babies expands this fall

An Iowa State University outreach project aimed at improving literacy among Iowa’s youngest at-risk children is expanding this fall.

More human sciences faculty engage in extension and outreach

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.

Iowa’s rural centenarians help unlock the secrets to aging well

A team of College of Human Sciences researchers are peering into the secrets of living and aging well. By studying lives well-lived, they’re addressing global challenges affecting people’s health.

Summer internships provide springboard to careers

At least 345 College of Human Sciences students are putting their learning into practice this summer and gaining valuable work experience through internships in Iowa and across the globe.

Londonfest takes best of show at Entrepreneurship Showcase

Six Iowa State University students who planned the first-ever Londonfest celebrating British culture in downtown Ames captured top honors at the 14th annual College of Human Sciences Entrepreneurship Showcase, held Thursday in LeBaron Hall.

Greder named Rossmann Manatt awardee, to present public lecture on health and education

Latino families in Iowa are gaining information and opportunities to improve their health and well-being, thanks in part to an Iowa State University associate professor in human development and family studies who serves as a human sciences state specialist in family life.

Kimberly Greder received the 2016 Rossmann Manatt Faculty Development Award for demonstrating exceptional creativity and productivity in scholarship, teaching, and service. She works with communities across Iowa to connect Latino immigrant families with resources to bring education through building trust.

Three human sciences women featured in 2017 calendar

Three women in human sciences are being recognized for making a difference at Iowa State University.

Ann Gansemer-Topf, an assistant professor in the School of Education; Margaret Van Ginkel, a hotlines coordinator and human sciences specialist in family finance; and Britney Williams, a senior in kinesiology and health; are among 12 women featured in the 2017 Women Impacting ISU calendar.

Iowa State provides rich training for career working with children

A summer internship with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach allowed Callie Chambers to take what she learned at Iowa State University and apply it out in the real world.

Iowa State alumnus opens flagship store in New York City

Huxley native Todd Snyder, one of Iowa State University’s most celebrated and well-known menswear fashion designers, is inspiring students with the opening of his flagship store in New York City.