On January 29, 2018, Iowa Public Television partnered with Million Women Mentors Iowa to bring together 6-12 grade students who identify as female with STEM organizations. From 9-11 a.m. students and their chaperones visited interactive STEM booths taking guided notes about the training and education needed for specific careers. IPTV asked the selected districts to return to their schools and share what they have learned. IPTV had over 40 school districts apply for this event. Due to such high interest IPTV anticipates this event will be repeated. Make sure to follow IPTV Education on social media to stay abreast of these types of events. 

The selected school districts were:

  • Northeast Iowa Community College
  • Muscatine Community School District
  • Panorama Schools
  • Essex Community School District
  • South Tama County Community School District
  • Bondurant Farrar CSD
  • Mount Ayr Schools
  • Paton Churdan School District
  • Seymour Community School
  • West Fork CSD

The following STEM organizations provided interactive booths at this event:

  • General Mills
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Million Women Mentors
  • South Central STEM Hub
  • Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
  • John Deere
  • Women in Science and Engineering
  • UnityPoint Health - Des Moines
  • Central Bank
  • Stine Seed Company
  • Measured Intentions: Elevate Iowa
  • DuPont Pioneer
  • Vermeer
  • EMC

Event photos can be found here