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.

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Transforming teachers’ learning environments with emerging technologies

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Evrim Baran, an Iowa State University alumna known worldwide for applying technology to improve teaching and learning, returned to Iowa State this spring as a faculty member.

Baran, who received her doctorate from Iowa State in 2011, joined the School of Education as an associate professor in educational technology. Her research brings together educational technology, teacher education, and human computer interaction (HCI).

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.

McNeill joined the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition as an assistant professor earlier this month. Having earned her bachelor of science degree in biology from Iowa State in 2002, McNeill said she appreciated the dedication faculty members had toward students while she was an undergraduate and knew she wanted to return to campus as a professional.

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Museum exhibit explores clothing worn by Midwest LGBTQIA+ individuals

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Some like to appear more masculine. Others prefer a more feminine look.

But regardless of their preference, some Midwest women who identify themselves as LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual, and other) say they’ve struggled over the years with what to wear and how they are perceived.

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.

Olivia Diggs, lead author of the study and a human development and family studies graduate student who received a Ruth and Vincent Mahoney Student Opportunity Fund Scholarship, said the research highlights that parents have an influence throughout their children’s lifetimes.

Iowa State researcher continues search for cause of Alzheimer’s

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

The outcomes of their latest research, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, point to a new biomarker, insulin-like growth factor binding protein 2 (IGFBP-2), and how it may play a role in a person’s likelihood to develop Alzheimer’s disease. IGFBP-2 helps to regulate energy metabolism by affecting blood glucose levels.

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Iowa State to showcase research about authentic food at international hospitality conference

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Iowa State Fair food — ranging from corn dogs to pork chop on a stick — will be showcased as an example of “authentic food” at an upcoming international conference co-hosted by Iowa State University.

Honors student in kinesiology produces new children’s book

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A new children’s book written by an Iowa State University student aims to reduce the fear and anxiety that young children can have when going to the doctor.

Baker shapes student learning through studies in motivation

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Amanda Baker is motivated by motivation.

The new assistant professor in learning sciences and educational psychology in Iowa State University’s School of Education studies the ways college students engage in practices that challenge the way they think. Her research in motivation adds insight to the differing levels of engagement among today’s students.