Much like the game of football, all components on an engineering design must work together to achieve an end goal. Having played football for a better part of his life, mechanical engineering (ME) senior Nate Van Veldhuizen understands the parallels between the game he loves and the material that he learns in the classroom. “One …Continue reading “From playing under the lights, to helping to design them”
Each year, the Technology Association of Iowa celebrates and recognizes women who are innovators and leaders in science, technology, engineering and math. Camille Sloan Schroeder, who oversees the College of Engineering’s community outreach programs, was among the finalists for the Women of Innovation Award in the Diversity Champion category.
Susan Lyons has been teaching middle school and high school for 15 years. She works for Pella Community Schools and is a master teacher for Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a program that introduces middle and high school students to STEM curriculum and hands-on experiences. Iowa State University College of Engineering Community Outreach serves in leadership with Iowa PLTW as the affiliate partner. Throughout Lyons’ career, she has looked for ways to engage students in STEM lessons, and she says PLTW is a great way to do just that.
Camille Sloan Schroeder, who oversees K-12 community outreach for Iowa State’s College of Engineering, talks about the enjoyment of providing kids and teachers with a summer full of creativity, learning and fun. How was your summer? In Engineering Community Outreach we have a simple, one-word answer that sums it all up: Busy. While the K-12 schools are out of …Continue reading “Guest post: The best way to spend the summer”
Since 2006, Iowa State has been an affiliate of Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a leading provider of programs used in STEM education in middle and high schools all around the United States. Students involved in PLTW are given an in-depth look into the world of engineering. PLTW students are also exposed to professionals in …Continue reading “Project Lead The Way introduces students to engineering”
IOWA CITY — West High seniors Sam Glenn and James Kincade and junior Dalton Strauser recently stood at a workbench in a metal shop, each with a pair of scissors in one hand and a piece of aluminum in the other. Their goal: to turn the aluminum into an airfoil or wings to be attached …Continue reading “Students experimenting with aerospace engineering”
Mahtomedi High School will be the first high school in Minnesota to have a digital fabrication lab. Fab labs are state-of-the-art workshops that offer a wide array of high-tech tools like three-dimensional printers and milling machines for designing and manufacturing almost anything.
Project Lead the Way is a program aimed at giving students a head start on a career in engineering. Now, two students in the program have been honored with an extraordinary opportunity to pursue their dreams. Sioux City’s Joe Chavez, senior from North High, and Noel Gonzalez, senior from East High, have each received full …Continue reading “PLTW helps two students receive full rides to Iowa State”
The community of Mahtomedi, Minnesota, is motivated to prepare students for leadership in the 21st Century. Through its Engineering Leadership Program, the school district builds imagination, creativity, and collaboration into its curriculum by offering engineering classes at all grade levels. And the students there are examples that the passion for engineering can begin as early as preschool. Read about the community in an INNOVATEonline story.
Somewhere is a community where ideas about designing, creating, and innovating run rampant. Excited preschoolers explore levers, pulleys, and inclined planes. Elementary students study at least one course unit that is all about engineering. Middle and high school students learn about energy and the environment along with aerospace engineering. Somewhere, it turns out, is situated …Continue reading “An early start to engineering”
Iowa Project Lead the Way supporters will host a legislative showcase in the Iowa state capitol rotunda on Tuesday, March 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a national nonprofit organization established to help schools give middle and high school students the knowledge they need to excel in high-tech …Continue reading “Project Lead the Way to showcase at the capitol”