Iowa State University
Engineering Community Outreach

Encouraging engagement in STEM careers and opportunities for students K-12.


We work to educate and inspire the future workforce of diverse innovative thinkers and solution makers by providing statewide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs and career awareness, applying real-world STEM concepts in hands-on ways, building youth STEM self-efficacy, and engaging young students, families and educators with the College of Engineering at Iowa State University. We support corporate and community engagement by providing consulting and training in research-based best practices related to K-12 STEM engagement, risk management and youth protection, event partnering and providing volunteering opportunities. We support faculty broader impacts efforts by providing expertise related to precollege programming, making connections to K-12 educators and audiences, and networking with global STEM colleagues.

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Anyone and everyone can learn and make an impact through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

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Encouraging engagement in STEM careers and opportunities for students K-12.


Can’t get enough STEM? Neither can we! Check out our other STEM Activities!


Using gracious professionalism, teams build and program a LEGO robot to navigate and complete season focused tasks.


Use fundamentals of engineering to explore and solve real world problems with LEGO. Then present your great idea to others!

Upcoming Events

  • Iowa FLL 2021-2022 Season

    Get excited for this season’s theme CARGO CONNECT! Explore how goods and people get transported all over the world and the real world challenges transportation faces today.

  • Fun-At-Home Activities

    Take a look at over 30 different activities to keep your STEM skills sharp!

  • ISEK Virtual Summer Camp

    Join an ISEK Staff member and participate in a fun STEM demo!

Importance and Impact


The importance of STEM-related careers continues to grow in our technology driven world.


Better understanding of these key areas increases the capacity for innovation.


STEM is fun and rewarding for people of all ages. It builds critical skills like creativity, teamwork, and confidence.

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