Iowa State Resources

Science Explorations 

Members of Science Explorations, an Iowa State student organization, arrange four Friday afternoon camps each semester (2 hours each) for girls in grades 3 to 6 designed to generate interest in STEM fields. ISU students plan fun and educational STEM activities and provide snacks for each camp day. Click on the above link to sign up for a camp!

Iowa State Engineering Kids (ISEK)

ISEK is a program with the Iowa State University College of Engineering Outreach & Education that promotes science, technology and engineering to K-12 students. Outreach and education programs are offered to students and teachers in their own classrooms as well as summer camps and activities where kids get the opportunity to learn about engineering. 

State & National Resources

Girls Who Code 

Girls Who Code was founded with a single mission: to close the gender gap in technology. By 2020, there will be an estimated 1.4 million jobs available in computing related fields- women are on track to fill just 3%. Girls Who Code clubs are helping prepare girls to fill tech jobs by providing opportunities for them to learn coding. Click on the above link to find a Girls Who Code club near you.  Note: Ames High hosts a Girls Who Code Club.


EngineerGirl is a website designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.


SciGirls is specifically for girls interested in learning about science. Play games, watch videos, and more!