Brian Burt cited as Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

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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.

Sketchnoting pushes students to learn, retain information differently — particularly in STEM

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As students learn sketchnoting — a new method of note-taking — Ann Gansemer-Topf, an associate professor in the School of Education, studies what they learn from the novel note-taking approach.

Iowa State part of $10 million effort to encourage a diverse faculty in STEM fields

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Iowa State researchers are part of a national alliance that won a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The alliance will develop programs that increase the diversity and effectiveness of faculty teaching science, technology, engineering, and math. Iowa State's part of the project focuses on working with community colleges to recruit and prepare a diverse group of graduate students for teaching careers at community colleges.

Iowa State University’s Science Bound program honored for inspiring STEM

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The Science Bound program at Iowa State University was honored for inspiring and encouraging a new generation of underrepresented students to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — STEM.

Checking out STEM at the local library

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Ames families can soon go to the library to check out kits made by Iowa State University students that contain hands-on activities aimed at teaching young children more about science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and literacy.

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.