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Being Invisible: Asian American And Pacific Islander Students On Campus, Julian Neely, Maeve Mccloskey, Jazlyn Talley, Nayelie Valenzuela Mar 2018

Being Invisible: Asian American And Pacific Islander Students On Campus, Julian Neely, Maeve Mccloskey, Jazlyn Talley, Nayelie Valenzuela

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

As diversity and inclusion committees and administration change policies to become more inclusive, who’s invited to the conversation? In matters of diversity and race, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students are often left out of the conversation at Iowa State University. This session will cover the issues that AAPI students face as both the “model minorities” (a stereotype of being academically advanced with high achievements in the STEM field and being complacent with issues of social justice) and “invisible minorities” (underrepresented in multiple aspects in society) at Iowa State. A content analysis of current diversity and inclusion policies ...


Is Anyone Listening? Starting A Conversation About African American Males’ Success In Higher Education, Benjamin Dralle, Emily Leaverton, Nayely Hurtado, Buena Lisa Saenthavy Mar 2018

Is Anyone Listening? Starting A Conversation About African American Males’ Success In Higher Education, Benjamin Dralle, Emily Leaverton, Nayely Hurtado, Buena Lisa Saenthavy

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

Research from across the United States indicates that African American males face unique personal, academic, and environmental challenges while striving to attain academic success in higher education. The purpose of this presentation is to evaluate and provide recommendations to improve the current state of African American male academic success at Iowa State, which is defined and assessed through retention and graduation rates. A review of current literature on the topic has illuminated issues faced by African American males at various higher education institutions. Our discussion will highlight the specific barriers to academic success that African American males face at Iowa ...


Lost Stories: Women Of Color At Iowa State University, Lemuel Anderson, Olivia Carrasco, Julian Duran, Adrian Gomez Paz, Fracis Jayoma, Kpandi Lumeh, Smeet Mistry, Carleen Silva, Andrew Whitehead Mar 2018

Lost Stories: Women Of Color At Iowa State University, Lemuel Anderson, Olivia Carrasco, Julian Duran, Adrian Gomez Paz, Fracis Jayoma, Kpandi Lumeh, Smeet Mistry, Carleen Silva, Andrew Whitehead

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

Name a woman of color who graduated and led change at Iowa State. What did they do? How did they impact an Iowa State that promoted the mission to create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place? In 1931, the first African American Woman graduated Iowa State University with a Masters degree in Home Economics Education. However, her story and the stories of so many other women of color have been forgotten. Iowa State University, as an institution has celebrated both women, and people of color, but have rarely publicly celebrated the accomplishments of ...


The Hbcu Connection: A Digital Collection Of Black Isu Alumni From The Early 20th Century, Shaina V. Destine Mar 2018

The Hbcu Connection: A Digital Collection Of Black Isu Alumni From The Early 20th Century, Shaina V. Destine

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

Iowa State University is unique in that it was always an integrated institution. However, despite this fact, the only well-known Black ISU alums are George Washington Carver and Jack Trice. Iowa State University has a long history of black alumni who are educated here and go on to serve in high-ranking and/or high-impact positions at historically black colleges & universities (HBCUs). This digital collection is an aggregation of information that highlights Black alumni from 1911-1948 and follows their prestigious careers after leaving Iowa State. The website is designed to be innovative for current and future researchers as well as a ...


Addressing Gender Inequality And Inequity In Industrial Design, Kellie Walters Apr 2017

Addressing Gender Inequality And Inequity In Industrial Design, Kellie Walters

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

Research tells us that gender-inclusivity only improves corporate outcome. Corporations that are gender-balanced see an increase in creativity and innovation and a 15% rise in performance. Women are able to produce higher sales, employee engagement, team self-confidence, high physiological safety, and are more likely to promote and yearn for sustainable practice (Lance Hosey, Arch Daily).

These components are not only crucial to a better workplace environment, but are now essential to contemporary industrial design practice. Yet when looking for women in the field, we not only find few and far between, but there is opposition from both men and women ...


Engineers Of Tomorrow, Jilliane Brinkman Apr 2017

Engineers Of Tomorrow, Jilliane Brinkman

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

To address the critical issues of U.S. competitiveness and to better prepare the workforce, A Framework for K-12 Science Education calls for new approaches to K-12 science education that will attract students' interest and provide them with the necessary foundational knowledge in scientific fields (Quinn, n.d.). Responding to this call, we report on an intervention we co-designed and implemented to develop interest in industrial engineering topics, particularly optimization among elementary school students. Our design follows arguments made in the K-12 literature regarding the benefits of introducing engineering concepts at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. Our inductive insights ...


Biology Education Through Video Games: How Meta!Blast Works, Jack Potter Apr 2017

Biology Education Through Video Games: How Meta!Blast Works, Jack Potter

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

Metablast (stylized Meta!Blast) is a three dimensional exploration game that functions as an educational tool appropriate for high school and collegiate students. The premise of the game is simple: the player shrinks down to microscopic size and explores plants on a minuscule scale. The size of the player varies with each level, allowing the user to walk around the surface of a leaf, explore the interior of the nucleus, and do everything in between. The game runs on the Unity game engine, relying heavily on custom C# scripts for core functionality. One of the central components of the game ...


Factors Preventing Male, African-American, High School Students From Attending Four Year Universities, Chandler Wilkins Apr 2017

Factors Preventing Male, African-American, High School Students From Attending Four Year Universities, Chandler Wilkins

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

This research focuses on the factors that influence male, African-American, high school students’ decision to continue their education at a four-year university. Although several factors can impact the decision to attend college, this study focuses on the roles of societal factors and individual attributes. Societal factors include influences that are outside the control of individual students, ranging from the amount of resources offered by the high school to the availability of family financial support for college. Individual attributes refers to factors that encourage students to not attend college, but pursue other options such as joining the military service, or opting ...


Organization Of Vocabulary In L2 Spanish Textbooks: Semantic Relationships Within And Between Vocabulary Lists, Brody Dingel Apr 2017

Organization Of Vocabulary In L2 Spanish Textbooks: Semantic Relationships Within And Between Vocabulary Lists, Brody Dingel

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

The use of semantically related words in new vocabulary lists is common practice in second language textbooks. However, research has suggested that organizing new foreign language vocabulary in semantic sets may cause interference and even slow acquisition as compared to other organizational methods (Erten & Tekin 2008). When it comes to assessing the frequency of this semantic organization of new vocabulary in foreign language textbooks, relatively little research has been done, especially with regard to Spanish textbooks. López-Jiménez's study (2012) on vocabulary in Spanish textbooks found that semantic organization was present in six of twelve textbooks surveyed, but the definition ...


Overcoming Hurdles On The Path To Education For Undocumented Latinx Students, Sarah Eikenberry, Jodi Martin, Kyle Perkins, Nicole Coffin, Vilaylak Sensouk Mar 2017

Overcoming Hurdles On The Path To Education For Undocumented Latinx Students, Sarah Eikenberry, Jodi Martin, Kyle Perkins, Nicole Coffin, Vilaylak Sensouk

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

Undocumented students face multiple challenges on their route to higher education. In this presentation, we will explore those hardships that undocumented LatinX students face while they strive for success in higher institutions. We will share a brief synopsis of university policies and state and federal laws that impact the experiences of undocumented LatinX students. Additionally, our team will propose a variety of recommendations that students, educators, and administrators can consider when looking to improve the experiences of undocumented students in their communities.


Wait! We Are Not Part Of The Minorities?: International Students On American College Campuses, Lu (Wendy) Yan Mar 2017

Wait! We Are Not Part Of The Minorities?: International Students On American College Campuses, Lu (Wendy) Yan

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

With nearly a million international students enrolled in U.S. universities and colleges during the 2014-2015 academic year (Open Doors Data, 2015), American campuses are becoming more diverse than ever. Studies have shown that universities and colleges are helping international students ease into American culture (Cemalcilar, 2008; Zhou, Jindal-Snape, Topping & Todman, 2008). However, international students are still facing isolation, exclusion and even discrimination (Lee & Rice, 2007). The current research investigates international university students’ American experiences in terms of their sense of belonging in American culture. The study uses a phenomenology qualitative approach in which 12 international university students at a large Midwestern university were interviewed and their experiences are analyzed through system justification theory (SJT; Jost & Banaji, 1994; Jost, Banaji, & Nosek, 2004; Jost, Glaser, Kruglanski, & Sulloway, 2003). The results of the study help promoting mutual understanding among students within and beyond academia, and also decolonizing knowledge about nations and borders. Diversity and multiple ways of knowing are invaluable (Wood, 1989); thus, inclusion of international students’ perspectives will help us create a collective and transformative consciousness in today’s multicultural and globalizing American society.


You Trying To Make Me Feel Stupid Or Something?: Countering Dehumanization Of Latin@ Youth Through A Liberating Pedagogy Of Praxis, Carlos R. Casanova Mar 2017

You Trying To Make Me Feel Stupid Or Something?: Countering Dehumanization Of Latin@ Youth Through A Liberating Pedagogy Of Praxis, Carlos R. Casanova

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

This on-going ethnographic study examines how a counter-space, La Libertad, introduces Latin@ students to a liberating pedagogy of praxis which counters dehumanization they experience in their high school. This study used Paulo Freire dehumanization concept as a guide to reveal how Latin@ youth encounter oppression, injustice, and exploitation in school. The researcher spent nearly 120 hours over eleven months in the field collecting data through participant observation, field notes, and personal reflection essays. Observational data was collected in high schools, at La Libertad during activities such as Latin@ Identity Object Sharing activity, and during youth presentations on college campuses. Tentative ...


The Neglected Minority: Microaggression Experiences Of International Students, Shaohua (Linda) Pei, Ran Li, Linda Hagedorn Mar 2017

The Neglected Minority: Microaggression Experiences Of International Students, Shaohua (Linda) Pei, Ran Li, Linda Hagedorn

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

During the 2015–16 academic year, over 4000 international students studied at Iowa State University (ISU), representing 11 percent of the overall student population. This presentation will address how international students, the neglected minority, experience daily microaggressions on campus. We will further analyze how these experiences may impact their overall satisfaction of the university. Further, we will conclude with implications and suggestions on how to promote cultural awareness and inclusiveness for international students.


White Tears In The Classroom, Chelsea Smith, Rachael Blansett Mar 2017

White Tears In The Classroom, Chelsea Smith, Rachael Blansett

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

White fragility, a side effect stemming from white privilege, has plagued the classrooms of higher education and can be viewed as a hindrance to the learning opportunities students can have when it comes to issues of racism. According to Robin DiAngelo (2011), white fragility is, “The insulated environment of racial protection [that] builds white expectations for racial comfort while at the same time lowering the ability to tolerate racial stress.” This can be manifested in various ways in the classroom, e.g. silence, dismissal of feelings, triggering, and unfortunately, even tears. There is little published literature around white fragility and ...


Creating And Publicizing A Diversity Plan, Michael J. Bugeja Mar 2016

Creating And Publicizing A Diversity Plan, Michael J. Bugeja

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

The presentation explains how to create and publicize a diversity plan and to integrate that plan with a unit's mission statement and strategic plan.


Transdisciplinary Tools, Joshua Gigantino, Laura Huisinga, Eric Andren Nov 2014

Transdisciplinary Tools, Joshua Gigantino, Laura Huisinga, Eric Andren

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

This session investigates what might be required of a truly transdisciplinary tool, whether digital, analog or a hybrid device. A look into existing specific solutions is examined, including the tool Skan which targets the enhancement of sequencing, memory, & saccadic eye movement through gameplay informed by research on dyslexia, oculormotor tracking skills, & pre-academic reading skills. The audience is invited to engage in a discussion of the function and form of this and other potential tools such as Maya, Blender scripting, and Mathematica.


Models For Interdisciplinarity And Interdepartmental Collaboration, Kate Hewson, Norma Saldivar, Sherry Wagner-Henry Nov 2014

Models For Interdisciplinarity And Interdepartmental Collaboration, Kate Hewson, Norma Saldivar, Sherry Wagner-Henry

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

The Arts Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been fostering interdisciplinary arts collaborations for 15 years through academic and outreach programs. In this breakout session, we’ll share some of our most successful programs and introduce new initiatives, including: the Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program, the Arts Business Initiative, Communicating Science, Entertainment and Digital Technology, Image Lab (the Wisoncisn Institutes for Discovery), and Games, Learning and Society (GLS).


The Arts Engagement Project: Describing And Understanding Student Learning Through The Arts In The College Years, Deb Mexicotte Nov 2014

The Arts Engagement Project: Describing And Understanding Student Learning Through The Arts In The College Years, Deb Mexicotte

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

This session focuses on initial findings from a 4-year IRB reviewed longitudinal study designed to capture students’ co-curricular arts engagement at the University of Michigan, and the effects that engagement may have on their personal development and learning.


At The Edges Of Performance, New Media, And World Affairs, Robert Swedberg, Alan Macvey, Christopher Merrill, Leslie Finken Nov 2014

At The Edges Of Performance, New Media, And World Affairs, Robert Swedberg, Alan Macvey, Christopher Merrill, Leslie Finken

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

These presentations explore how technology has and can impact theatre and performing arts initiatives, from Green Opera at the University of Michigan--a collaborative result of the departments of Physics, Environmental Science, and Engineering with the School of Theatre, Music and Dance; to Book Wings at the University of Iowa--a groundbreaking collaborative theatre initiative that uses the latest media technologies to bring together actors, writers, directors, translators, and stage spaces across the world to produce one unified theatre experience.


Researching Ideation Across Disciplines And Universities, Luis Rico-Gutierrez, Seda Yilmaz, Shanna Daly, Kathryn Jablokow, Eli Silk, Christian Wehr Nov 2014

Researching Ideation Across Disciplines And Universities, Luis Rico-Gutierrez, Seda Yilmaz, Shanna Daly, Kathryn Jablokow, Eli Silk, Christian Wehr

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

This panel discusses methods and findings of an NSF-funded, multidisciplinary project examining ideation flexibility, performance, teaming, tools and problem framing among students from both research and educational perspectives. They highlight the integration of three disciplines (engineering, industrial design, and education) and facilitate an in-depth discussion of how each discipline complements the others in contributing to the project.