Vanessa Espinoza finds purpose in giving back to the Latinx community

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Vanessa Espinoza, a graduate student in the School of Education, will be the first recipient of the Latinx Youth Leadership Award from the Iowa Commision of Latino Affairs. Espinoza has been active in helping elevate Latinx youth during both her high school, undergraduate, and graduate education.

Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth E. Carter to lecture at Iowa State

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As part of Human Sciences Week 2018, Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth E. Carter will give a lecture about her career, vision, and expertise in the world of Hollywood costume design.

Opioid prevention workshop draws 120 community leaders from 30 Iowa counties

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One hundred and twenty community leaders from 30 Iowa counties — including mayors, legislative staffers, health agency leaders, and court administrators — attended the “Planning to Take Action against Opioids in Your Community” workshop,  on Wednesday, September 12, which aimed to equip community leaders with the tools to combat opioid addiction.

Iowa State University Career Fairs set for September 26

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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University will host two career fairs from 12-5 p.m., Wednesday, September 26. The fairs are targeted to Iowa State students but all job seekers are welcome to attend.

The Ivy College of Business, the College of Human Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will host the Business, Industry and Technology Career Fair at Hilton Coliseum. The College of Human Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will also host the People to People Career Fair concurrently in the Scheman Building.

Nearly 300 employing organizations are registered to participate in the career fairs this fall, which drew more than 5,000 attendees last year.

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.

Season of success for summer internships

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Nearly 400 College of Human Sciences students are using this summer to gain knowledge, skill, and experience in their field through an internship.  Internships, student teaching placements and other practicums are essential to the learning process at Iowa State, whether they are close to campus or around the world.

Accountability sessions give ISU student startups time to set benchmarks, course-correct

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Ryan True is one of 20 students and alumni participating this summer in CYstarters, a 10-week accelerator program that provides the funding, resources, and accountability to grow business startups. True's business, Full Circle Wellness, aims to help older adults stay healthy.

Garments designed by Iowa State students improve quality of life for people with disabilities

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Garments designed this spring by Iowa State University apparel, merchandising, and design students in Ellen McKinney’s creative design processes class are making life a little easier for children, fellow students, and relatives with disabilities.

Brain activity, reactivity help explain diabetics’ negative feelings and risk for depression

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For millions of Americans who are obese and living with diabetes or prediabetes, feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety are often part of daily life. A new Iowa State University study suggests those negative feelings may stem from problems regulating blood sugar levels that influence emotional response in the brain.

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.