2017 Seal of Approval Recipients

January 2017

Science Bound at Iowa State University

Science Bound (SB) is Iowa State University’s premiere pre-college program to prepare and empower Iowa racial and ethnic minority students to earn college degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. Working with schools in Des Moines, Marshalltown and Denison, SB is a long-haul program that asks 12- and 13-year-olds to make a five-year commitment to the program. These committed students and families, working in tandem with expert teachers and STEM professionals, position students to take full advantage of program activities and emerge academically equipped, as well as socially and culturally empowered, to achieve a STEM career.

Sylvan STEM Programs at Grant Wood and Alexander Elementary Schools in Iowa City

Sylvan is running programming in the Iowa City community. In conjunction with the Iowa City Community School District and their 21st CCLC, Sylvan runs robotics and engineering programs at Grant Wood and Alexander Elementary. These schools are on the SINA list and have over 70% free and reduced lunch. Our programs service first through fifth grade students in these two buildings.

October 2017

Precision Ag and Animal Science Field Days at ISU Extension and Outreach

The global purpose of the field days is to engage students in hands-on learning and to create awareness of endless career possibilities right here in Northwest Iowa. The goal is to connect youth with local business and industry leaders, thereby creating awareness of the ever-evolving agriculture industry and providing information and resources on how students can prepare for these careers.

Girls Go STEM Community Education Program at the University of Iowa

Girls Go STEM community education program is a half-day educational experience hosted by University of Iowa Health Care Marketing and Communications Collegiate and Community Relations. The target audience includes girls in grades 6-8 and their parents. Girls Go STEM provides young women the opportunity to discover and explore their interests in science, technology, engineering, and math, as it relates to the sciences arena. Girls Go STEM provides parents the opportunity to gain knowledge and understand biomedical discoveries related to adolescent health and wellness, while also learning how to encourage and prepare their children for a future in STEM.

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