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.
As assistant manager of Las Flores restaurant in Iowa Falls, Vanessa Orozco knows food preparation is vital in ensuring the success of her restaurant.
“Learning how to manage food so you don’t make customers ill is important,” she said.
The opening is refreshing in this community that has seen its share of Main Street businesses come and go — in the effort to compete with discount mega chains like Walmart, and online giants such as Amazon.
Iowa State University is working to ensure that child care centers and homes, preschools, and after-school programs across the state are healthy and safe for all children.
An online course developed by Human Sciences Extension and Outreach has provided training to 23,640 Iowa child care providers and early childhood teachers since September 2016. Participants learn about health and safety, child development, cultural diversity, and caring for children who are homeless.
Two women in human sciences will be featured in a calendar recognizing their leadership and the positive differences they’ve made at Iowa State University.
More than a million Iowans are at an increased risk of dying from heart disease, cancer or a stroke simply because they live in a rural area. National Rural Health Day on Nov. 16 aims to reduce the gap in rural and urban health outcomes – something Iowa State University researchers Sarah Francis, Kimberly Greder, and Jennifer Margrett are directly and indirectly doing through their research and ISU Extension and Outreach initiatives.
With care and attention given to learning the culture, building relationships, and developing trust, Iowa State University has over the past year begun to offer research-based financial education classes to residents of the Meskwaki Nation in Tama.
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.