Posted on by Chelsea Davis, ISU News Service 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.
Posted on by 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.
Posted on by Jill O'Brien School of Education assistant professor Amanda Baker was awarded the Paul R. Pintrich Outstanding Dissertation Award for her doctoral dissertation on individual student outcomes in service learning programs.
Posted on by Cathy Curtis 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.
Posted on by Lynn Meadows New research by Iowa State provides guidance for which types of games may be most appropriate to integrate into the curriculum at different educational levels. Researchers discovered that the type of games selected for high schoolers and college students differ from those selected for middle schoolers.
Posted on by Lynn Meadows 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.
Posted on by Angie Hunt, ISU News Service 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.