College of Human Sciences to celebrate graduating seniors at spring convocation 2020

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Six students will receive special honors as the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences celebrates the accomplishments of graduating seniors at the Spring 2020 Convocation. The virtual event is available on demand beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 8 virtually at hs.iastate.edu/isu-graduation-chs-convocation.

Dawn Hales fulfills lifelong dream of earning BSN, graduating from Iowa State

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This weekend, Dawn Hales will have achieved her twofold dream: She’ll be an Iowa State University alumna and she will finally have her bachelor of science in nursing. At 63 years old, her formal education is finished, but she will “never stop learning.”

Iowa State University students making STEM learning enjoyable for children of all ages

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Iowa State University students taking The Teaching of Science (EDUC 449), or Teaching Science in the Primary Grades (EDUC 439), with Sara Nelson, extension program specialist in the school of education, are developing eight Checkout STEM kits. These kits provide children and their families with hands-on learning experiences about topics within the technology, engineering, mathematics and literacy fields.

ISU GivePulse provides platform to give back, strengthen communities

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The ISU GivePulse website has connected many within the Iowa State Community to engage in volunteer and giving opportunities to help others during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

College of Human Sciences Honors students complete capstone research

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Undergraduate students in the College of Human Sciences are adding to the world's scientific knowledge as they complete their Honors program capstone research projects.

The Honors program offers impact-filled experiences for high-achieving students through enriched coursework, expanded professional development, and collaborative research efforts.

School of Education implements ‘design thinking’ modules to stimulate innovation

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Learning technologies students in the School of Education are using “design thinking” to instill an entrepreneurial mindset into their teaching. New learning modules recently implemented in their classrooms — which involve a process of empathizing, defining, ideating, prototyping, and testing — encourage future teachers to use innovative problem solving in classrooms using technology.

Iowa State future teachers and area schools offer innovative learning through technology internship

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Iowa State University partners with Roland-Story, Colo-Nesco, and Gilbert school districts for a mutually benefical internship partnership. Iowa State's Caroline Aldrich and Dani Schon, seniors in elementary education, contribute to innovative technology implementation in the classroom during their technology internship. Caroline Aldrich is an intern at Zearing Elementary school in Colo-Nesco school district, and Dani Schon is an intern at Roland-Story Middle School in Roland-Story school district.

Iowa State University Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Staff answer Iowan’s calls for fact-based information

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As the public’s need for factual information about COVID-19 skyrockets, four Human Sciences Extension and Outreach employees with a speciality in family life, have pivoted their positions, agreeing to step up to answer questions about symptoms, testing availability, rent assistance, unemployment, economic stimulus payments, stress, farm-related financial concerns and succession planning, and more.   

Help available for Iowans navigating new financial challenges

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ISU Extension and Outreach’s family finance program specialists are providing one-on-one financial conversations with Iowans in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Iowa State to keep classes online for remainder of semester

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Iowa State University will continue with virtual instruction for the remainder of the spring semester to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. The university remains open, but there are changes in the delivery and availability of campus services and programs.