News and Events from the College of Human Sciences

Iowa State to offer internships campuswide to young adults with disabilities

Iowa State University will this year expand a program that helps young adults with disabilities gain hands-on work experience — continuing the university’s leadership with an international program that hasn’t seen many internship sites in higher education. Project SEARCH aims to secure competitive employment for people ages 18 to 30 with disabilities. The program was first implemented at Iowa State in fall 2016 by the College of Human Sciences in partnership with The Arc of Story County. This fall, Project SEARCH will be offered campuswide. The number of interns will also double, from four to eight. The College of Human Sciences will continue to administer the program at Iowa State. Read more.

Alternative breaks offer opportunity for service learning

A future teacher, dietitian, and event planner in the College of Human Sciences who have a passion for helping others are among 17 students from Iowa State who spent part of their winter break in Memphis, Tennessee assisting those in need through the university's Alternative Breaks program. Read more.

Iowa State research sheds light on trends in male alcohol use

A new Iowa State study reveals the impact of parent communication on alcohol use among male adolescents. Olivia Diggs, a graduate student in human development and family studies and the study's lead author, said the research highlights that parents have an influence throughout their children’s lifetimes. Read more.

Museum exhibit explores queer fashion and style in the Midwest

An exhibit at the Iowa State University Textiles and Clothing Museum will be one of the nation’s first to explore fashions and styles of LGBTQIA+ individuals. “Queer Fashion and Style: Stories from the Heartland” will open Feb. 1 and run through April 14. The exhibit is co-curated by assistant professor Kelly-Reddy Best, graduate assistant Dana Goodin, and professor and chair Eulanda Sanders. Read more.




SoJung Lee is an assistant professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management whose research focuses on tourism. She is energized and inspired by the opportunity to work on research with students. Watch Faculty Focus video.


Jennifer Margrett is an associate professor in human development and family studies who is also director of Iowa State's interdepartmental gerontology program. Her research focuses on adult development and aging, and more specifically everyday functioning and cognition. Watch Faculty Focus video.


Ellen McKinney is an assistant professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management. Her research focuses on investigating body-to-pattern relationship theory for improvement of apparel product development practice. Watch Faculty Focus video.



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