Human Development and Family Studies chair Carl Weems named APS fellow

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Human development and family studies professor and department chair Carl Weems has been named a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, a mark of excellence from the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology. Weems's research focuses on how traumatic experiences affect brain development in children and adolescents.

Iowa State part of $10 million effort to encourage a diverse faculty in STEM fields

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Iowa State researchers are part of a national alliance that won a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The alliance will develop programs that increase the diversity and effectiveness of faculty teaching science, technology, engineering, and math. Iowa State's part of the project focuses on working with community colleges to recruit and prepare a diverse group of graduate students for teaching careers at community colleges.

Garments designed by Iowa State students improve quality of life for people with disabilities

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Garments designed this spring by Iowa State University apparel, merchandising, and design students in Ellen McKinney’s creative design processes class are making life a little easier for children, fellow students, and relatives with disabilities.

Experience of black doctoral students underscores need to increase diversity in STEM fields

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The danger and risk of riding out a storm is symbolic of the decision black men make to pursue a graduate degree in engineering. They do so knowing they will face challenges, but the barriers described by black men who shared their experiences as part of a six-year study show how race was a greater obstacle than they expected.

Iowa State University research links racial discrimination, depression

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Iowa State University researchers have linked neighborhood-level discrimination and clinical depression in African-American women.

Empowering Spanish speakers through food safety training

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Twelve human sciences specialists taught ServSafe to 2,133 Iowans in the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Seventy of those participants took the course in Spanish.

Kinesiology faculty, students spark conversation about diversity

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Scherezade Mama, an assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University, will give a public lecture about physical activity promotion among underserved populations, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1 in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.

Museum exhibit explores clothing worn by Midwest LGBTQIA+ individuals

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An upcoming exhibit at the Iowa State University Textiles and Clothing Museum is one of the nation’s first museum exhibits to explore fashions and styles of LGBTQIA+ women.

Changes needed to help Latina/o students succeed in developmental education courses

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A disproportionate number of Latina/o students who take developmental education courses never pass and advance to college-level courses. That's why Erin Doran, an assistant professor of education, has developed a framework to better serve Latina/o students needing extra preparation.

Iowa State University to offer internships campuswide to young adults with disabilities

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Iowa State University will this fall expand Project SEARCH campuswide. The program, first implemented at Iowa State in fall 2016 by the College of Human Sciences, helps young adults with disabilities gain hands-on work experience.