From investigating how culture affects math in classrooms, to hosting math circles for high school students and implementing active learning methods, the math department at Iowa State is fulfilling the call to increase STEM interest and achievement in order to make Iowa a leader in STEM education and workforce development.
The primary goal of the Mathematicians of Color Alliance, better known as MOCA, is to recruit and retain underrepresented graduate students. But this student organization is doing much more to mentor and help students make Iowa State home.
Iowa State sent nineteen graduate students and faculty to the American Mathematical Society Fall Sectional meeting in Minneapolis to present research and network with colleagues from other universities.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is recognizing six Iowa State University researchers for their distinguished work in neuroscience, math, biochemistry, livestock genomics, physics and crop genomics.