Iowa State University joins Carnegie Project to transform education doctorate

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The Iowa State University School of Education has joined the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, a consortium of leading universities that are working together to improve professional preparation in education at the highest level.

Reason named College of Human Sciences associate dean for undergraduate academic affairs

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Robert Reason, a professor in the School of Education at Iowa State University, has been named associate dean for undergraduate academic affairs in the College of Human Sciences.

SPIT lab continues to expand research on puberty, hair analysis

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The Stress Physiological Investigative Team (SPIT) Laboratory is working to develop an understanding of the changes that occur during puberty, as well as reasons why there is a lack of research on puberty in understudied populations.

Moderate muscle strength shows decreased risk for type 2 diabetes, research shows

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A recent research study by DC Lee, associate professor of kinesiology, shows that moderate muscle strength can lead to decreased risk for type 2 diabetes in adults.

Mission Inclusion promotes curriculum that examines inclusion, equity, representation

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What Iowa State University faculty and staff learned from the first yearlong "Mission Inclusion" seminar in 2017-18, and how they are going to alter their approaches going forward.

Giving high school students the tools to question classic literature

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Generations of students have read Shakespeare and Hemingway for high school literature class and Jeanne Dyches, assistant professor in Iowa State University’s School of Education, would like students to question that tradition. Assigning these texts without questioning issues of race or gender may exclude students who do not see themselves in the text, and make them feel their voices are not valued, she said.

Fulbright Specialist from Iowa State evaluates drug prevention education in Malaysia

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Cathy Hockaday spent a month in Bandar Baru Bangi, Malaysia, reviewing family and school-based prevention programs and developing a plan for monitoring and evaluating the country’s drug prevention education.

Hockaday coordinates the “Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14,” an effective drug prevention program from ISU Human Sciences Extension and Outreach that has been implemented in more than 25 countries since 1993.

Brian Burt cited as Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

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Brian Burt, an assistant professor in the School of Education at Iowa State University, has been named an Emerging Scholar, a distinction bestowed by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine, for his research to improve the experience of Black men in STEM programs and graduate students in education.

Leadership scholar to direct Iowa State University School of Education

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Donald Hackmann, a professor of educational leadership at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, has been named director of the Iowa State University School of Education and the inaugural Frances S. and Arthur L. Wallace Professor in the College of Human Sciences, beginning on July 1.

Sketchnoting pushes students to learn, retain information differently — particularly in STEM

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As students learn sketchnoting — a new method of note-taking — Ann Gansemer-Topf, an associate professor in the School of Education, studies what they learn from the novel note-taking approach.