Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) held a successful STEM Extravaganza event February 12 at the Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa, attracting 27 area fourth through sixth grade female students.
Four school districts were in attendance plus one private school and one home school.
The Extravaganza was designed to ignite students' inner curiosity through fun hands-on activities focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Drawings were held for scholarships to the UI.
Sessions included Binary Bracelets, Civil Engineering, Spheros, Photonics Camp, and Actuarial Science Club-Probability.
WISE Ambassadors is a UISG student organization open to students in STEM majors (undergraduate, graduate, and professional) provides K‑12/community outreach opportunities and professional development programming for women across all STEM disciplines. Annual activities include hosting blood drives, organizing Girl Scout Badge Day, volunteering at Ronald McDonald House and Hope Lodge, judging science fairs, and working with Habitat for Humanity on Women Build houses. The Ambassadors also host STEM exploration programs for school groups each academic year, both in the schools and on-campus.