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.

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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