Iowa school teams, individuals head to science and technology world championship

This story was originally posted with the Iowa State News Service.  When it launches basketball-sized “boulders” at a castle tower, the robot built by a team of students from Cedar Falls High School can’t see over defending robots. So, at 8:30 on a recent school night, team members were at school, working to solve the [Continue Reading…]

Camille Sloan Schroeder, Iowa State Engineering community outreach manager, will represent ISU College of Engineering at national conference

Camille Sloan Schroeder from Iowa State University Engineering Community Outreach has been chosen to present multiple sessions at the national Project Lead The Way (PLTW) conference – PLTW Summit 2016 – in Indianapolis next month. PLTW, a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S., serves more [Continue Reading…]

FIRST LEGO® League state tourney grows to 120 teams and two days of engineering fun

In nearly every Iowa county, teams of 9- to 14-year-olds have been talking trash. How is it collected, transported and sorted? What can be salvaged, recycled or repurposed? What are some of the problems with the ways we dispose of things? What’s a solution to one of those problems?

Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council selects Project Lead The Way for 2015-16 Scale-Up Initiative

College of Engineering remains a partner in statewide program dedicated to providing hands-on STEM experience to Iowa’s youth Iowa Project Lead The Way (PLTW) continues to grow its mission in providing relevant teacher development and hands-on curriculum in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to young people throughout K-12 schools. In particular, the organization focuses [Continue Reading…]

FIRST LEGO League Iowa forges teamwork and leadership at Iowa State, local area communities

Teams of Iowa State University staff, students and alumni from across the state have joined forces to coordinate FIRST® LEGO® League Iowa. FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international program, created by FIRST and LEGO, designed to get children interested in and excited about science, technology and engineering. Every year, FIRST releases a new challenge that [Continue Reading…]

College of Engineering supports Girl Scouts STEM education event

On April 30, 2011, more than 2,000 girls and adults gathered at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines for the Believe in Girls (BIG) event. Hosted by the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, BIG placed special emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, as well as arts, culture, and community service. As [Continue Reading…]