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.

Human scientists among undergraduates to present research at national conference

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Two College of Human Sciences undergraduates are among 51 from Iowa State who will present their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 4 to 7 in Oklahoma.

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.

Rossmann Manatt awardee strives to provide research experiences to students

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They say it’s never too early to begin gaining research experience, and that is just what Kevin Schalinske provides in his lab for not only graduate students, but undergraduates, as well.

Transforming teachers’ learning environments with emerging technologies

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Evrim Baran brings educational technology, teacher education, and human computer interaction together in her teaching and research as a new associate professor in the School of Education.

New faculty member brings microRNA gene research experience to Iowa State

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She once thought fruit flies were just annoying little bugs, but now Elizabeth McNeill spends her time studying them as part of her research.

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 research sheds light on trends in male alcohol use

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A new study from Iowa State University researchers in human development and family studies reveals the impact of parent communication on alcohol use among male adolescents.

Iowa State researcher continues search for cause of Alzheimer’s

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Auriel Willette and his team of researchers are continuing their look into how obesity-related problems are linked to metabolism and diabetes.