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.

Iowa State part of $10 million effort to encourage a diverse faculty in STEM fields

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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.

School of Education assistant professor awarded Paul R. Pintrich Outstanding Dissertation Award

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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.

New tenured/tenure-track faculty announced

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As the new academic year begins, the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences announces four tenure-track faculty members who have joined the faculty in 2018.

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.

Research on game-based learning reveals middle schoolers are motivated differently

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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.

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.

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 650 graduating students in a series of events on May 4 and 5.

Experience of black doctoral students underscores need to increase diversity in STEM fields

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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.