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My Personal Growth In Dealing With Racism by Iluda

07 Apr 2020 1:51 PM

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At Iowa State University, the conversations about racism tend to never end. However, this makes sense as the recent campus news tells us, students of color, to be aware. From the vandalism in dorms, racial slurs chalked on the sidewalks, and recently racial tension toward Asians caused by the Corona Virus 19. With racism happening over and over again to people of color, how do we deal with it? Here are my personal stories along with my personal growth in dealing with racism.

In My Words     College of Engineering, Asian American

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Here at Iowa State by Rene

03 Mar 2020 2:06 PM

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As I got here to Iowa State, I didn’t realize how much of an impact this new environment would have on me and my identity. I come from Des Moines, Iowa, which definitely has a diverse population when in comparison to Ames Iowa. I grew up playing soccer most of my childhood and with the sport, I was able to meet many different people from different demographic groups. With that I found myself making friends with a lot of my peers, we came from different parts of world, but our love of the sport united us.

In My Words     Latinx, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Choose a side, Tana!

19 Nov 2019 2:09 PM

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I am neither black nor white.

I’m biracial.

I’m Haitian American.

In My Words     Multiracial, College of Engineering, Engineering, Black/African American

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Student Perspectives: SHPE-MAES National Convention

05 Mar 2019 12:12 PM

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The members of SHPE-MAES, the Iowa State University chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers traveled to Cleveland, Ohio for the National Convention. Click on the video to learn about their experiences.

Club Spotlight, Leadership Callout     College of Engineering

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My Time in the Land Down Under by Christopher

22 Feb 2018 12:24 PM

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Photo of Christopher on stepsOn February 13th, I left the states for what would be the best time of my life. After 20 hours of flying, I arrived in Sydney, Australia to study at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), my home for approximately five months. With my visa and passport in hand, I was out of the airport quickly and stepped outside in the beautiful city of Sydney.

Adventure     Study Abroad, College of Engineering

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In My Words by Jocelyn

04 Feb 2018 11:34 AM

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Being black in class, it don’t get no harder

Trying to push myself every day to get smarter.

Limited finances, no money in my pockets

Got a family at home supporting me and staving.

In My Words     College of Engineering, Black/African American

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Let Love Guide You Through It All by Tiara

11 Jan 2018 1:05 PM

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Learning to love your learning will guarantee you success in college (and arguably in your life). While we all come to college for various reasons, there is a singular implied objective that we all share: earning a degree. The journey to the degree is not always on a clearly defined, straight path; I personally have had my share of challenges and discouragements, ranging from personal to financial to academic, along the way.

In My Words     Black/African American, College of Engineering, WiSE

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The Chevron Way by Michael Hiraldo-Santana

07 Sep 2017 1:41 PM

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THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY!!! Scary, right? Well, ever since I was young I’ve heard plenty of bad things about the oil and gas industry. I’ve heard things like “You’ll lose your job right when you receive your offer” or “You’re going to die from all the toxic gases if you work there.” Let me start off by saying I didn’t lose my internship and I’m still alive today! Not only did I have an amazing experience with Chevron, but I really enjoyed Mississippi as well!

Adventure     Internship, College of Engineering