STEM Outreach Request

Are you interested in a campus visit, hands-on activity, or demonstration for your K-12 students?  Let us know more about your request by filling out a STEM Outreach Request form.

**Please note that submission of the request form does not guarantee we will be able to honor your request

Get ready to take the 2013 FLL & Jr. FLL season by storm!

FLL Updates:

Regional Qualifier Registration is now closed. See the FLL tab for more information.

FLL Team registration has now closed! (Closed as of 9/23/13) This means that you are no longer able to register for a FLL team for the 2013 Nature’s Fury season. 

Disaster Blaster Jr. FLL Registration is still open. Click here for Jr. FLL registration.

Iowa Jr.FLL Expo registration is open through November 20.  Register now!

Accepted Now – Jr.FLL John Deere FIRST Team Grant Applications

John Deere FIRST Team Grant applications for Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) are now available! Application deadline is February 21, 2014, or until funding is depleted. Teams are encouraged to apply early. Jr.FLL teams can be comprised of up to six children ages 6-9 and can be made up of neighborhood groups, school groups, homeschool groups, Girls Scout/Boy Scout troops, 4-H clubs, family members, and after school programs.

Jr.FLL is a hands-on program focused on building children’s interest in science and engineering. The season features a real-world challenge, to be solved by research, critical thinking, and imagination. Guided by adult coaches and the Jr.FLL Core Values, teams get to design and build challenge solutions using LEGO elements, apply real-world math and science concepts, research challenges facing today’s scientists, and learn team building and presentation skills. Get ready to take this season by storm! The 2013-2014 challenge theme is Disaster Blaster.

To access the John Deere FIRST Team Grant application, visit the John Deere Inspire website at www.JohnDeere.com/Inspire.

A quick look at ISEK

ISEK at the Iowa State Fair!

Monday, August 12
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
4-H Exhibits Building

How do humans use robots and what do robots do for us?  What can you create with 100s of free build LEGOs?  Find out the answers to these questions and more as you interact with Iowa State University’s College of Engineering K-12 Outreach team and engineering students!  Learn about robots and put your programming skills to the test as you attempt to master your own challenge and add your own touch to our ongoing LEGO sculpture!  Get tattooed to show your love of CyclONE nation and learn more about FIRST LEGO League (FLL), Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL), Project Lead the Way, Iowa State University’s College of Engineering, and more!

STEM Day: Sunday, August 18
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Blue Ribbon Kids Tent

Check out STEM activities and learn more about Iowa State University’s College of Engineering, FIRST LEGO League (FLL), Jr. FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL), Project Lead the Way, and more from Iowa State University’s College of Engineering K-12 Outreach team and engineering students!

Nominate an ISEK Kid of the Month

We love stories about inventiveness, creativity, problem solving, and thinking outside the box.  “Kids” are anyone at any age – send us an e-mail at isek@iastate.edu and tell us in 300 words or less who, why, and what they do that is engineering at its coolest.  We will select a new “kid” each month to be featured and recognized.  We will even send them a special congratulatory gift from ISU College of Engineering and give you one too, for recognizing their potential talent!

Starting a FLL/Jr. FLL Team:

..Is easy and we have all the info you need right here.

Summer Camps:

We will be posting information about our summer camps in April, in the mean time, you can check out last year’s page to get a feel for what we do and offer. Click here.