Food microbiologist Shannon Coleman is a new assistant professor in food science and human nutrition and a Human Sciences Extension and Outreach specialist at Iowa State University. Her job will take Iowa State’s longstanding, interdepartmental efforts in food safety and consumer food protection, and extend that research-based education to small farmers and food entrepreneurs.
Julio Cammarota has a track record of engaging Latino high school students in research about race, racism and ethnic identity. Iowa State's new associate professor of multicultural education in the School of Education also is an ISU Extension and Outreach specialist, helping to enhance research-based education in all of Iowa’s 99 counties.
Allie Lansman, a junior from Fort Dodge majoring in dietetics and former Webster County 4-H'er, will appear on NBC-TV’s The Biggest Loser this week as a youth ambassador for healthy living.
Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is hosting free workshops at libraries and extension offices across the state to help Iowans better understand their health insurance options and obligations under the Affordable Care Act.
Nearly 200 school administrators, teachers and students from across Iowa will get together this month to strategize ways to improve the outcomes of Latino students in both high school and college.