Helping people has always been a personal mission of Iowa State alum Patrick Ward. It was part of the reason he chose to study mechanical engineering. It was part of the reason he traveled abroad to Nicaragua as a student. And now it is part of the reason he left his full-time engineering job to … Continue reading From Nicaragua to Senegal, ME alum is helping around the world
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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
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 Camille Sloan Schroeder, Iowa State Engineering community outreach manager, will represent ISU College of Engineering at national conference
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.
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 Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council selects Project Lead The Way for 2015-16 Scale-Up Initiative
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.
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