Emotional toll from mass trauma can disrupt children’s sense of competence

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Traumatic events can have a profound effect on communities. Whether it is a terrorist attack or a natural disaster, such as a hurricane or tornado, the aftermath can have lasting effects, especially on children.

Family history of Alzheimer’s may alter metabolic gene that increases risk for disease

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A new Iowa State University study may have identified the link that explains years of conflicting research over a mitochondrial gene and the risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Pinpointing exercise’s positive effects on human health

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What started as a $25,000 College of Human Sciences seed grant in 2014 has evolved into a body of research poised to change the nation’s exercise habits. Duck-chul “DC” Lee, an assistant professor in kinesiology, studies physical activity. He aims to improve the effectiveness of exercise for better health and longer lives.

Students to showcase jacket with solar panels that charge electronics

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An Iowa State University team of apparel and engineering students will next week showcase a hiking jacket that uses solar energy to charge electronic devices at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C.

New GRAMMY Museum grant will boost Iowa State’s Parkinson’s disease research

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 8, 2017) — The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program announced today that more than $200,000 in grants will be awarded to 14 recipients in the United States to help facilitate a range of research on a variety of subjects, as well as support a number of archiving and preservation programs. Research projects include an Iowa State University study that will investigate the effects of group singing therapy on people with Parkinson's disease. 

Trinect supports science and engineering learning in elementary schools

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Iowa State University is on the cutting edge nationally of integrating engineering in elementary schools as recommended by the Next Generation Science Standards.

Iowa State University higher education scholars show leadership at CSCC meeting

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Iowa State University School of Education scholars presented more than 16 percent of the papers delivered at the annual conference of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, which drew participants from more than 75 colleges and universities. The students and faculty members from Iowa State also returned to the Ames campus with three awards and the council’s next president.

Iowa State shares expertise at national education research event

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Iowa State University will share its expertise on topics ranging from effective mentoring of graduate students, to multicultural competence among student affairs professionals, at an upcoming gathering of 15,000 peers.

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

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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.

Iowa State University taps Eulanda Sanders to lead apparel, events, and hospitality management

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Eulanda Sanders, the Donna R. Danielson Professor in Textiles and Clothing at Iowa State University, has been named chair of the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2017.