STEM-Lit program encourages play to teach K-3 students about science and reading

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STEM-Lit to Go!, a program developed by School of Education postdoctoral research associate Sara Nelson, teaches young children about science, math, technology, engineering and literature through play. Iowa State University and 4-H Clover Kids are piloting the program this summer. It's designed for students in kindergarten through third grade and judging from their response, it's a hit.

New Iowa State STEM camp aims to excite children about learning

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Fifty-two incoming fifth- and sixth-graders will next week engage in hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at the first-ever STEM InCYte Camp at Iowa State University.

Renovated labs provide researchers with critical space for advancements

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State-of-the-art facilities are key to Iowa State staying on the cutting edge of changing national trends that require the integration of research, technology, and hands-on experiences.

Students to showcase jacket with solar panels that charge electronics

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An Iowa State University team of apparel and engineering students will next week showcase a hiking jacket that uses solar energy to charge electronic devices at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C.

Trinect supports science and engineering learning in elementary schools

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

Doctoral student aims to improve accommodations in STEM education

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Ashley Nashleanas didn’t have a model or rule book to follow while growing up blind in the small northwest Iowa town of Hinton. Braille helped her to read textbooks in school, but graphics in math and science lessons were often just — missing.

Iowa State professor to lead ‘transformative’ NSF project

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An Iowa State University faculty member will receive the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s most esteemed recognition for junior faculty members conducting scientific research.

Brian Burt, an assistant professor in the School of Education, is the recipient of a five-year, $569,702 Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award, which supports early career development activities of teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.

The grant will support Burt’s research on leveraging learning and engineering identity to broaden participation of black males in colleges of engineering.

Iowa State shines at international gathering of science teacher educators

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Iowa State University will showcase its expertise and leadership in science teacher education at a gathering this week of 500 science teacher educators from across the nation and world.

The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) will hold its 2017 international conference, Jan. 12 to 14 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. It’s a chance for those who prepare science teachers — from colleges both big and small — to network, present scholarly papers and posters, and attend professional development workshops aimed at informing their work and improving the preparation of science teachers.

Iowa State shares research about higher education policy and practice

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Iowa State University scholars are this week sharing their research about higher education policy and practice at a meeting of the nation’s premier association for such research.

Twenty-one researchers, largely from the School of Education, are showcasing their work at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) annual conference, today through Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. The association is a scholarly society with 2,000 members dedicated to higher education as a field of study.

Research to drive systemic change in STEM diversity

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Iowa State University is a leader in bringing more diversity to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) — not only through outreach, partnerships, scholarships, and conferences, but also with research aimed at systemic change across colleges in the Midwest and nationwide.

School of Education faculty and staff members Sarah Rodriguez, Lorenzo Baber, Brian Burt, Mary Darrow, Rosemary Perez, and Mari Kemis will for the next five years lead the research components of four National Science Foundation grants totalling $11.6 million, all aimed at increasing diversity in STEM.