Iowa State Resources
Iowa Girls Code is a nonprofit group dedicated to teaching middle and high school girls (grades 9-12) about app and website development and how to explore a career in Computer Science. Iowa Girls Code was founded by Iowa State graduate and WiSE alumna Kelsey Hrubes. Click on the above link for more information.
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!
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 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.
The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council offers exemplary STEM programs throughout the state. The STEM Scale-Up Programs have demonstrated success in increasing student interest and achievement in STEM across all demographics. Click on the above link for more information.
Engineer your life is a website for girls to explore the amazing world of engineering and learn about female engineers and their careers.