Embracing diversity to shape distinctive career trajectories

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Studying abroad exposes Iowa State students to different cultures and experiences, helping them grow and become more prepared for a diverse and international work force.

Kin Collective builds community to overcome isolation

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The Kin Collective reduces isolation among students of color and provides a safe space to share life's ups and downs.

Iowa State prepares scholar who researches sexually diverse adults

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While at Iowa State University, Ashley Taylor received support from to survey 700 Iowa State students who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or part of another sexual minority for her dissertation while also being presented with professional opportunities outside of ISU.

Iowa State University teacher education student, Project SEARCH interns learn from each other

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Working with Project SEARCH interns, a program that aims to secure competitive employment for people ages 18 to 30 with disabilities, helped Sarah Brangoccio grow as a person.

First-generation student finds ‘home’ at Iowa State, future in kinesiology

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Soccer is a huge part of Alejandro Martinez’s culture and his family, and it was his own soccer injuries at South Tama County High School – as well as words of wisdom from the athletic trainer who helped him recover – that led him to Iowa State University’s kinesiology and health program.

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.