Building Back Better: Lessons Learned From Hurricane Harvey-
Hurricane Harvey first made landfall in Texas on August 25, 2017. Over the course of four days, up to 60 inches of rain fell in southeast Texas. About 900,000 households applied for FEMA funding. Of those households, close to 200,000 included someone with a disability.2
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The Importance Of Intersectionality In Educational Equality For Women-
n 1972 Title IX was enacted, ensuring the right to education free from sex discrimination. Although this was a giant leap for educational equality for women, Dr. Chayla Haynes Davison says we are far from the finish line for women’s equality from the standpoint of intersectionality.
Stress-Free Approaches To Managing Health In Diverse Older Adults-
America is aging, with about 15 percent of the population over the age of 65. As Americans age, susceptibility to chronic conditions increases and level of overall health can decline.
Raising The Standard For STEM Educators-
Twenty-six states, the National Science Teachers Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science came together in April 2013 to develop the Next Generation Science Standards. These standards, while not adopted in all 50 states, are changing the way many approach K-12 science education.
Technology Management Welcomes 3 New Faculty-
The College of Education and Human Development would like to welcome three new faculty members in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development. Dr. Bin Mai, Dr. Noemi Mendoza Diaz and Dr. Michael Workman will teach courses in technology management starting fall 2018.
Testosterone Research Brings New Hope For Cancer Patients-
Loss of body mass is responsible for approximately 20 percent of cancer deaths. New research targeted this loss, known as cachexia, using the natural hormone testosterone and found increased quality of life for cancer patients.
Video Games And The Education Impact-
It is an $18 billion industry. At least one person in more than 60 percent of households is considered a frequent gamer. For Dr. Sam von Gillern, that is reason enough to focus on the use of video games in education.
Fear Limits Self-Management In Type 2 Diabetes-
In 2017, 13 percent of all individuals diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in the United States were African-American. This is the second highest diagnosis rate for a demographic in the country.
Dr. Paula J Miller Retires After 34 Years-
For Dr. Paula Miller, teaching a computer technology course in the Department of Health and Kinesiology was more than just showing students how to use software. It was an opportunity to connect with students on a personal level, develop their professional skills and make an impact.
Become Stronger To Live Longer-
As summer approaches, older adults may shy away from physical activity due to rising temperatures. However, Dr. Nicolaas Deutz says it is important for older adults to continue exercise to maintain muscle mass and appetite — the keys to increased longevity.
ITP3 Builds Lasting Framework For Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs-
May is teen pregnancy prevention month. It is also one of the last months of funding for the Innovative Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (iTP3). Dr. Kelly Wilson, principal investigator and health education associate professor, says their grant funded research built the framework for implementing effective teen pregnancy prevention programs across the nation.
Ten Texas A&M Students Awarded Charles Butt Scholarship For Aspiring Teachers-
The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation today announced ten students attending or planning to attend Texas A&M University are among 100 recipients of the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers.
Fighting Test Anxiety In The Classroom-
With final exams and more STAAR testing happening over the next few weeks, anxiety among students at every level is extremely high.
Registration Open For Summer STEM Camps-
This summer, hundreds of students and teachers will be on the Texas A&M campus getting real-world experiences in STEM education. Aggie STEM is hosting the 9th annual Aggie STEM Summer Camps (ASSC) starting June 10.
Adult Learning Principles: Increasing Employee Training Effectiveness-
If you want employees to learn and retain information in workplace trainings, focus less on the training itself and more on the needs of the employee.
Giving Parents Keys To Communication With Autism-
One in 68 children born in the United States are diagnosed with autism. Many of these children have complex communication needs, a challenge of particular interest to Dr. Jeni Ganz.
Putting Social Skills to Work-
100 fourth and fifth grade, English-speaking students, participated in two groups – one with E-flashcards and one with traditional paper flashcards. The objective was to learn 20 new Chinese words during each lesson.
From The Court To The Corner Office: Girls In Sport And Leadership-
Girls that are raised running on the field might grow up to run companies as adults. Dr. Marlene Dixon, professor of sport management, said girls that participate in sports learn a number of skills that help them fulfill leadership roles in their adult life.
Grade Retention: Helpful Or Hurtful?-
For the first time, researchers in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University have provided the strongest evidence to date that grade retention in the elementary grades hurts students’ chances of graduating high school.
3 CEHD Faculty Named Distinguished Achievement Honorees-
Three faculty in the College of Education and Human Development will be honored with a 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Former Students.
Former Student Highlight: Kourtney Martin ’15-
When Kourtney Martin was an undergraduate and exploring future career options, she focused on cardiac rehabilitation. While working with the older adults with chronic heart problems, Martin found herself thinking there must be a way to prevent the issue.
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Speaker Series Sheds Light On Education, Health Issues-
What do elementary science education, conflict management and living with chronic diseases have in common? They were all topics covered by experts at the 2nd annual Voices of Impact Speaker Series hosted by the Texas A&M University College of Education and Human Development.
Sports As An Equalizer-
In a world where divisions in society are commonplace, there is one thing that most often brings diverse groups of people together: sports. With the 2018 Winter Olympics underway, there is hope that the games will mend relationships between people divided by conflict or prejudice.
Using Design Thinking To Curb Teen Pregnancies-
In an effort to curb teen pregnancies, a program in the Department of Health and Kinesiology awarded $80,000 to several groups in North Carolina to make a difference in their community.
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