Iowa State University joins Carnegie Project to transform education doctoratePosted on
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.
SPIT lab continues to expand research on puberty, hair analysisPosted on
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 showsPosted on
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.
Alumnus Michael Nettles receives award from Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazinePosted on
Iowa State University alumnus Michael Nettles has received the Dr. John Hope Franklin Award from Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. Nettles is senior vice president and the Edmund W. Gordon Chair of the Educational Testing Service's Policy Evaluation and Research Center.
Giving high school students the tools to question classic literaturePosted on
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.
Brian Burt cited as Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher EducationPosted on
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.
School of Education scholars continue tradition of academic excellencePosted on
This November, Iowa State University School of Education graduate students and faculty members will present at the Association for the Study of Higher Education’s (ASHE) annual conference in Tampa, Florida.
Singing may reduce stress, improve motor function for people with Parkinson’s diseasePosted on
In a recent study done by Iowa State researchers, singing has been found to reduce stress and improve motor function in people with Parkinson's disease. While it is "preliminary data," the study shows that the improvements among participants are similar to improvements made from taking medicine.
Study to explore how cognitive development affects later attitudes toward physical activityPosted on
Kinesiology professor Panteleimon Ekekkaki and graduate student Matthew Ladwig are working to find how cognitive development affects attitudes toward physical activity later in life.
Hydration strategy key as high school athletes begin practicePosted on
The first week of high school sports practices is a particularly vulnerable time for athletes, says an Iowa State University assistant professor of kinesiology. James Lang studies how environmental stresses, such as heat, affect how our bodies regulate internal temperature. Lang says being proactive about hydration, rather than reactive, is important to keep athletes safe.