Human Sciences entrepreneurs pitch ideas at the Iowa State Fair Saturday

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A number of the College of Human Sciences' entrepreneurs presented their business ideas in The Great Iowa State Pitch Off: STANDING InnOVATION! exhibit at the Iowa State Fair this week. The seven finalists representing the college will compete again Saturday, August 17 starting at 12:30 p.m.

Branching out as a registered dietitian nutritionist

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Iowa State alumna Kara Hoerr opened her private practice, Kara Hoerr Nutrition, in order to pursue her passion of helping families and individuals with their nutrition.

Developing stellar food for space exploration

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Takiyah Sirmons is using her food science degree to develop safe, nutritious meals to fuel astronauts’ space exploration.

National Fellowship to prepare graduate student for future in research

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Graham Redweik was one of 75 individuals nationwide awarded a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Predoctoral Fellowship.

Iowa State alums recognized with awards from Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Five alumna of Iowa State recently were named winners of 2019 Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Awards.

Antioxidant SOD1 puts up fight, loses battle against toxic tau protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease

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New research may explain why an antioxidant that protects the brain is also associated with deterioration in areas susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease. The antioxidant, superoxide dismutase or SOD1, improves cognition, but an Iowa State University research team found SOD1’s protective benefits dramatically weaken when levels of tau proteins – a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease – increase.

Exchange program exposes German dietitian to American dietetic practices

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Nathalie Neumann, a dietetic student from Germany, spent the month of April in Ames taking part in the Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Global Nutrition Exchange.

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 the graduating class of spring 2019 in a series of events on May 9-11.

Investing in sustainability helps dietetic interns decrease food waste

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Erin Bergquist, associate professor of teaching in the Dietetic Internship Program, is helping dietetic interns learn about sustainability and food waste, and increase people's access to safe, nutritious food.