Dietetic interns turn focus to the environment

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.

Winning garments take those who wear them on a journey

An Iowa State University student whose fashion designs are inspired by traveling overseas to Spain, Morocco, and the Sahara desert — and who wanted others to also experience that journey — took the top prize at the The Fashion Show 2017.

College devotes more than $200,000 to help unpaid interns and student teachers

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships over the past two years to assist students gaining work experience through unpaid internships and student teaching experiences.

Iowa State designer features curves with confidence

Joris “JoJo” Montijo wants other plus-sized women to have the same confidence that she does — whether they’re walking down the runway or going about their everyday lives.

“That’s the main thing you need for everything in life,” she said.

Montijo, a senior in apparel, merchandising, and design who grew up in Puerto Rico, is among dozens of student designers whose work will light up The Fashion Show 2017 at Iowa State University.

Human sciences students spend their spring break serving others

Sixteen College of Human Sciences students were among 59 from Iowa State University who spent their spring break doing service projects aimed at helping those in need.

The Fashion Show receives its largest endowment

A $100,000 gift from Ana Hays McCracken, a 1984 Iowa State University graduate in fashion merchandising, is the largest endowment received to date by The Fashion Show at Iowa State University.

The Ana Hays McCracken Fashion Show Producers Scholarship will provide monetary awards to each of The Fashion Show producers who lead one of the largest student-run fashion shows in the nation.

Service learning expands to making shorts for South African boys

Iowa State University students in an introductory apparel construction class are using their newly learned skills to make shorts for boys in South Africa.

Career fair expands options for future educators

Future teachers attending this year’s Teacher Education Career Fair at Iowa State University can visit with representatives of public school districts, charter schools, early childhood education providers, and organizations seeking summer employees.

Helping parents understand BMI may lead to positive changes in childhood obesity

Schools are taking a proactive approach to get students to move more and improve their eating habits. But it takes a team effort at both school and home to make a difference, said Greg Welk, a professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University.

Doctoral student aims to improve accommodations in STEM education

Ashley Nashleanas didn’t have a model or rule book to follow while growing up blind in the small northwest Iowa town of Hinton. Braille helped her to read textbooks in school, but graphics in math and science lessons were often just — missing.