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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 09:56

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.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 13:46

This weekend about 100 Iowa youth of African heritage will be exploring how their cultural legacy shapes them as future leaders in their communities. They’ll be participating in Ujima, one of two youth leadership retreats offered by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development program.

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 13:24

Iowa 4-H youth will take advancement of agriculture one step further by solving a real-world agriculture challenge. They’ll be leading the kickoff "Honey Bee Challenge” during the Drake/Metro STEM event, Thursday, April 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bell Center on the Drake University campus in Des Moines. The free event is open to the public.

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 11:04

The State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa's 59th annual edition March 31-April 1 brought together nearly 700 students and 150 teachers from across the state to display and discuss projects they’d worked very hard on throughout the past year.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 10:35

Feng Zhang has established himself as one of the most distinguished alums of the SSTFI. The former Des Moines resident and Roosevelt High School student has emerged as one of the world’s most impressive new scientific minds, thanks to his groundbreaking human genome research that could lead to solutions for a number of health problems that plague modern society.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:32

Feng Zhang is proof that the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa can be a scientific springboard. Zhang has emerged as one of the world’s most impressive new scientific minds thanks to groundbreaking human genome research that could lead to solutions for a number of health problems that plague modern society.

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 11:30

In 1986, an introductory meeting with an extension specialist and an early-career scientist inspired a promising partnership for university engagement with Iowa communities that focused on Iowa State University’s motto “science with practice.” Almost 30 years later, this partnership continues to grow and stand strong, assisting Iowans and looking toward a bright future.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 10:25

Every fall Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices across the state collect 4-H youth registration numbers to gauge the impact of 4-H Youth Development programs on Iowa’s 510,000 school-age youth. Initial numbers indicate the Iowa 4-H Program continues to provide quality youth development to about 1 in 5 Iowa young people.

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 14:17

4-H started with a seed of an idea and has grown into one of the premier K-12 programs in Iowa and in the nation. 4-H Youth Development strives to empower the next generation, because true leaders aren’t born, they’re grown.