Engineering Outreach and Talent Development
We need innovative thinkers in our ever-changing world. Together with families, educators and volunteers, we help Iowa youth to identify and develop the interest they have in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). We believe that with encouragement, all students can build the confidence to see themselves as future engineers. From artificial hearts to rockets to Mars, developing the engineering mindset is where it all begins.
Empowering Youth for a Sustainable Future: The Story of Wapello’s Solar-Powered Schools
In the long afternoons of August at Wapello Elementary School, a group of students met once a week for a few hours on “early out” days. Little did they know that seven months later their teams would inspire the leaders in their community to make a big switch to promoting sustainability and renewable energy in their school.