Ames Lab first made a name for itself in the 1940s by successfully developing the most efficient process to produce high-quality uranium metal for atomic energy. Now hosting a broad range of scientific priorities, the lab has worked for over 60 years to seek out solutions to energy-related issues through a multitude of sciences. Ames Lab is government owned, contractor-operated and run by Iowa State University.
Biological Materials and Processes (BioMaP) is a summer research experience for undergraduate students hosted by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Iowa State University. The program creates novel research experiences for undergraduate students in the areas of biological materials and processes (BioMaP).
Biotechnology Outreach Education Center helps Iowans understand the science underlying 21st century biotechnology developments and the associated economic, ethical, and social issues. They are located in the Molecular Biology Building on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.
Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching (CTLT) is a community at Iowa State University comprised of a collaborative group of faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students who have created a learning environment that continually demonstrates powerful applications of technology that improve student learning.
Central College Science and Math Upward Bound is formed by Central College pre-college programs working together as a collaborative professional team, and is essential to the development of student participants. Through partnerships with the schools we serve and the Central College community, we empower students to recognize their potential, maximize their opportunities, and utilize their acquired skills for the purpose of attaining a post-secondary degree.
EPSCoR (The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) has a mission to assist the National Science Foundation in its statutory function "to strengthen research and education in science and engineering throughout the United States and to avoid undue concentration of such research and education." Their main goals are to provide strategic programs and opportunities for participants, and to advance science and engineering capabilities in EPSCoR jurisdictions for discovery, innovation and overall knowledge-based prosperity.
Go! + ¡Vamos!, Online Magazine is a dynamic online magazine for teens ages 13–19 on careers in transportation. The magazine covers transportation from all angles, from the infrastructure to the vehicles to the people behind the wheel—whether that “wheel” is on a car, truck, train, plane, or ship, and other users. Vamos is the same magazine as GO! just translated to Spanish for non English speaking citizens.
Iowa Department of Education works with the Iowa State Board of Education (State Board) to provide oversight, supervision, and support for the state education system that includes public elementary and secondary schools, nonpublic schools that receive state accreditation, area education agencies (AEAs), community colleges, and teacher preparation programs.
Iowa Math and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP) is a collaboration of Iowa's public universities working in alliance with numerous private and public entities to be the state's STEM education initiative. Three over-arching goals guide activities of the Partnership: 1) to improve the performance of Iowa youth in the disciplines of math and science; 2) to improve the quality and production of Iowa science and math teachers; and 3) to coordinate collaboration across the stakeholder spectrum in the STEM realm.
Iowa Space Grant Consortium or ISGC is part of the NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, authorized by Congress in 1987. The ISGC was formed in 1990 by the three Regents' universities (Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, and the University of Northern Iowa) and now includes Drake University, as well as affiliates from government, industry and nonprofit organizations. The mission of the ISGC is to coordinate and improve Iowa's future in aerospace science and technology and to stimulate aerospace research, education and outreach activities throughout the state.
ISU ADVANCE ‘s goal is to investigate the effectiveness of a multilevel participatory action model to produce institutional transformation resulting in the full participation of women faculty in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields at Iowa State University.
ISU Extension ‐ Science, Engineering, and Technology (E‐SET) helps the youth get active in science, engineering, and education. They hold workshops for students to have hands on experience with activities of all types.
IT‐Adventures is an innovative program that is dedicated to increasing interest in and awareness of IT among high school students through inquiry-based learning focused on three content areas: cyber defense, game design programming, and robotics.
North Central STEM Hub at Iowa State University is one of six hubs comprising the Iowa Regional STEM Network. Each region is charged with promoting and implementing quality STEM programming throughout the state of Iowa.
Office of Community College Research and Policy (OCCRP) at Iowa State University is focused on creating, sharing, and applying knowledge in the context of community college education. The mission of the OCCRP is to articulate and analyze the issues affecting policy and practice by conducting rigorous research which impacts students, faculty, administrators, and policymakers. The OCCRP is committed to sharing our research with diverse constituents through dissemination efforts such as publications, conference presentations, and professional workshops.
Program for Women in Science and Engineering (PWSE) serves to increase the participation of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields at Iowa State University.
Research Institute for Studies in Education (RISE) promotes the fusion of evaluation, research, and policy to schools, colleges, public and private agencies, testing organizations, private foundations, state education agencies, and corporations. RISE is capable of delivering a broad spectrum of services related to research, analytic inquiry, and technical consulting services. The professional staff is trained in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, survey design, and focus group/interview protocols.
Science Bound is Iowa State University's premier pre-college program to increase the number of ethnically diverse Iowa students who pursue ASTEM (agricultural, scientific, technical, engineering and mathematics) degrees. The program draws students with potential from middle and high schools in Des Moines, Denison and Marshalltown, Iowa.
Science Center of Iowa is an 110,000 square-foot creative lifelong learning center in the heart of Downtown Des Moines. By placing the power of learning in the hands of the visitor with interactive experiences for all ages, the emphasis at SCI is less on what to learn and more on how to learn.
STEM Education Community at University of Northern Iowa works to support STEM programs for teachers (pre- and in-service) and students in Iowa. The UNI STEM Education Community is composed of over 40 faculty and staff at the University of Northern Iowa, representing all aspects of STEM fields, including technology and engineering education projects.
STEM Student Enrollment and Engagement through Connections (SEEC) seeks to increase the number of engineering graduates at Iowa State University by approximately 100 per year. The means to that end are connections rooted in community: learning communities, community colleges, and Iowa communities. The project is collaborative between Iowa State University (ISU) and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC).
Strengthening the Professoriate (SP@ISU) serves as a single point of contact at Iowa State University to gain knowledge in developing quality Broader Impact programs. SP@ISU helps make connections between researchers and resources on campus to develop and implement Broader Impact plans.
The Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (CEUME) seeks to see that all students taking undergraduate mathematics courses at Iowa State University have a rewarding and meaningful experience. The CEUME seeks to accomplish this in a number of ways, including studying trends in past performances of students in our mathematics courses, working with a new mathematics placement instrument, providing opportunities for faculty and graduate students to expore issues related to teaching, and maintaining communications with departments that teach courses with a Mathematics prerequisite.
Together Energizing Student Science is Howard Hughes Medical Institute Project at ISU which seeks to address how students approach their introductory science courses. The combined goals of our initiatives are to attract, retain and help students succeed in science. Students in their first two years in college will experience the excitement of discovery, the joy of asking questions about how the universe works, and the satisfaction that they can use their scientific skills to help make a difference in this world.