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How Pokémon GO can help students build stronger communication skills

Technology continues to change the way students learn and engage with their peers, parents and community. That is why Emily Howell, an assistant professor in Iowa State University’s School of Education, is working with teachers to develop new ways to incorporate digital tools in the classroom, including playing games such as Pokémon GO.

See the complete story by the ISU News Service.

Trinect supports science and engineering learning in elementary schools

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

College of Human Sciences to recognize graduating seniors at spring convocation

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will recognize the accomplishments of nearly 450 graduating students in a series of events on May 5 and 6.

Dean and Dean’s Chair Laura Dunn Jolly and department chairs will individually recognize students receiving bachelor’s degrees at the college’s undergraduate convocation, 2 p.m. Friday, May 5 at Hilton Coliseum. A livestream of the event will be available online. A reception for graduating students at all levels will immediately follow the college convocation, at about 3:30 p.m. in the first-floor lobby of the Scheman Building.

The all-university commencement ceremony is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at Jack Trice Stadium.

Iowa State University higher education scholars show leadership at CSCC meeting

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

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.

Two from Iowa State receive higher education awards

Two Iowa State education faculty received awards in March from ACPA-College Student Educators International. John Schuh, who has served as professor and chair of educational leadership and policy studies, received ACPA’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Rosemary Perez, an assistant professor in the School of Education, was honored with ACPA’s Emerging Scholar Award.

College devotes more than $200,000 to help unpaid interns and student teachers

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships over the past two years to assist students gaining work experience through unpaid internships and student teaching experiences.

Human Sciences students form campus clubs to increase Alzheimer’s disease awareness

Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. However, students within the College of Human Sciences are working to bring healing and hope to persons affected by Alzheimer’s, and to raise awareness for battling the disease.

Human sciences students spend their spring break serving others

Sixteen College of Human Sciences students were among 59 from Iowa State University who spent their spring break doing service projects aimed at helping those in need.

Career fair expands options for future educators

Future teachers attending this year’s Teacher Education Career Fair at Iowa State University can visit with representatives of public school districts, charter schools, early childhood education providers, and organizations seeking summer employees.