Honors and Awards News

Iowa State top presenter at international textile and apparel conference

Iowa State graduate student April Elisha Stanley will exhibit a green jacket entitled \"Irish Roots\" and a blue ensemble called \"Paisley Impressions” at this year’s International Textile and Apparel Association conference. Contributed photo.

Iowa State University apparel, merchandising, and design students and faculty will this week present the most scholarly activities at the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA)’s annual conference for the sixth consecutive year.

Iowa State researchers to share promises, vulnerabilities of families at national conference

Megan Gilligan, Clinton Gudmunson, Suzanne Batholomae, Shane Kavanaugh, and Brenda Lohman will join Iowa State colleagues at a national conference. Photo by Ryan Riley.

More than 50 Iowa State University student, faculty, and staff researchers in human development and family studies will offer their expertise in family health in areas including parental substance abuse, sibling tensions, and family finance at a national conference this week.

The meetings are part of this year’s National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) annual conference, Nov. 2-5 in Minneapolis. A series of preconference workshops on Nov. 1 will precede the event.

Stephanie Clark named Virginia M. Gladney Professor

Stephanie Clark, a professor in food science and human nutrition, has been named the Virginia M. Gladney Professor in Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Stephanie Clark, a professor in food science and human nutrition, has been named the Virginia M. Gladney Professor in Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Iowa State alumna serves as lead dietitian at Rio Olympics

Tania Lee, an Iowa State alumna in dietetics and nutritional science, served as lead dietitian for Malaysian athletes during the Rio Olympics. Contributed photo.

Tania Lee applied everything she learned at Iowa State University during the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

The 2013 alumna in dietetics and nutritional science was chosen to be lead dietitian of the 32-member Malaysian Olympics team this year.

Doctoral student takes his Iowa State experience to Scotland

Dave Loranger will this fall become Iowa State’s first graduate from its hybrid program for doctoral students in apparel, merchandising, and design. He traveled twice to Scotland for his research on kiltmaking. Contributed photo by Juliana Guglielmi/Philadelphia University.

Iowa State University offers an increasing number of opportunities to take part in the ISU student experience — even from afar.

Dave Loranger will this fall become Iowa State’s first graduate from its new hybrid program for doctoral students in apparel, merchandising, and design. The program allowed Loranger to take most of his classes from his home on the East Coast, but come to Ames for summer classes.

Roderuck faculty fellowship to support global nutrition research

Wendy White, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition, researches methods to improve the nutritional value of vegetables such as carrots, corn, and tomatoes. Photo by Ryan Riley.

Wendy White has big plans for how she’ll use the extra support she’ll receive as the newest holder of the Charlotte E. Roderuck faculty fellowship at Iowa State University.  

White, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition, researches methods to improve the nutritional value of vegetables such as carrots, corn, and tomatoes. She’s working on ways to make their red-orange carotenoid pigments such as beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene easier to process and absorb.

Fellowship to expand opportunities in entrepreneurship

Linda Niehm, a professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, plans to extend opportunities in entrepreneurship as the new Dean’s Faculty Fellow in the College of Human Sciences. Photo by Ryan Riley.

A prestigious College of Human Sciences fellowship will soon be used to develop entrepreneurship opportunities for both Iowa State University students and underserved populations in rural Iowa.

Linda Niehm, a professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, is the second faculty member named a Dean’s Faculty Fellow, an honor made possible by an anonymous gift to the College of Human Sciences.

Iowa State to share expertise in cultural proficiency

Daniel Spikes, an assistant professor in the School of Education, will speak about cultural proficiency at the Summit on School Climate and Culture. Photo by Ryan Riley.

Two assistant professors in the Iowa State University School of Education will share their expertise on cultural proficiency at the Des Moines Public Schools’ first annual Summit on School Climate and Culture.

Daniel Spikes and Jason Salisbury will be among a national panel of experts in school improvement speaking before nearly 1,200 educators at the first-of-its-kind event aimed at making a difference in the school and classroom. The summit will be held Aug. 8 and 9 at the Iowa Events Center.

New book features Iowa State leaders in family and consumer sciences

Laura Dunn Jolly, the incoming dean and Dean’s Chair of the College of Human Sciences, is one of at least 15 from Iowa State featured in a new book that recognizes those who have made significant contributions in family and consumer sciences. Photo by Ryan Riley.

At least 15 Iowa State University leaders are featured in a new book that recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the field of family and consumer sciences.

Iowa State engages Iowans with new Human Sciences research

Research by assistant kinesiology professor Elizabeth Stegemoller shows that singing can improve speech and swallowing in people with Parkinson\'s disease. Singing groups like this one in Ames will be recorded to facilitate virtual singing groups in Calhoun County. Contributed photo.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is launching two new research projects in northern Iowa. One will build literacy and STEM skills in children, while the other will use singing training to improve quality of life for Iowans with Parkinson’s disease.

The two proposals have been selected for funding through the Engaged Scholarship Funding Program, a partnership of ISU Extension and Outreach and the College of Human Sciences. This new program funds research projects that focus on engagement, translate research into practice, and involve and benefit Iowans, their families and communities.