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.

Iowa State provides 21st century skills through family and consumer sciences

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As the U.S. marks National Family and Consumer Sciences Educator Day today, Iowa State University is equipping educators to provide today’s students with 21st century skills.

Apparel and engineering students partner to develop wearable electronics

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Iowa State University apparel, merchandising, and design students partnered with engineering students this semester to develop "wearable electronics."

Londonfest takes best of show at Entrepreneurship Showcase

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Six Iowa State University students who planned the first-ever Londonfest celebrating British culture in downtown Ames captured top honors at the 14th annual College of Human Sciences Entrepreneurship Showcase, held Thursday in LeBaron Hall.

College of Human Sciences to recognize graduating seniors at spring convocation

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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

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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

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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.

Dietetic interns turn focus to the environment

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As the world prepares to celebrate the 47th annual Earth Day this Saturday, Iowa State University is playing a leading role in increasing global awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment.

Tuesday’s Creations dance outreach program to host Earth Day event for area children

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A young girl twirls, aided by the gentle hand of her teacher. Dad looks on, pleased with his little pride and joy.

For Janice Baker, an assistant professor in kinesiology and director of the Tuesday’s Creations creative dance class, the scene is a common occurrence.

The class is one of many dance outreach programs offered by the Department of Kinesiology at Iowa State University. This Friday at 5:15 p.m., the class will hold a free Earth Day outreach event for children age four and up in the Forker Building’s Betty Toman Dance Theatre (room 196). Through the art of barefoot dance, children will explore the ways they can move their bodies and create with movement. They’ll also learn dances from around the world.