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Engineering Community Outreach

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

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We work to educate and inspire the future workforce of diverse innovative thinkers and solution makers by providing statewide STEM 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).

STEM
& Camps

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

STEM
Activities

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

FLL
Challenge

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


FLL
Explore

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


Upcoming Events

  • Iowa FLL Challenge Championship

    Thank you for all your help in making the 2020-2021 FLL Challenge and FLL Explore seasons a success! To see awards for the Iowa FLL Challenge Championship Event Page click here!


  • 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

Careers

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

Innovation

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

Engagement

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

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