About the Student Role Model Program

Student Role Models are current undergraduate STEM students at Iowa State University employed by the Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE). Role Models visit classrooms and other academic settings across Iowa to provide hands-on STEM activities for K-12 youth. Role Models encourage an interest in STEM fields and share their college and STEM experiences. The Student Role Model Program is moving back to in-person visits.


 

Activity Database

Activities range from designing a protective bungee cord for an egg to building and observing a biome. We have over 60 activities ranging in subjects from biology, physics, and chemistry, to astrology, animal science, engineering, and more.  Visit the database to explore the activities by subjects and grade levels.

Request a Role Model Visit

Visits are primarily scheduled during the Iowa State academic year; however, limited visits may be possible during breaks or summer months.  There is no fee for the requesting school or organization, but we do request that educators complete a short evaluation of their experience.  When requesting visits, it is important to note that our Student Role Model Program is dependent on undergraduate students' class schedule.
View step-by-step instructions of how to request a role model visit.

 

 

 

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Contact Information

Yamille Perez • Program Specialist • rolemodels@iastate.edu • 515-294-5319

2021-22 Student Role Model Staff

Avani
Biochemistry, Sophomore

Bella
Animal Science, Sophomore

Erin - Student Coordinator
Global Resource Systems, Senior

Eva
Genetics, Senior

Hanna
Aerospace Engineering, Senior

Hannah
Biology, Senior

Jamie
Genetics, Senior

Jennifer
Biological System Engineering, Senior

Jolie
Industrial Engineering, Junior

Katherine
Global Resource Systems, Senior

Kelsey
Genetics, Junior

Laura
Aerospace Engineering, Senior

Lexi
Civil Engineering, Senior

Maggie
Chemical Engineering, Senior

Megan M.
Civil Engineering, Junior

Megan P.
Computer Engineering, Senior

Nadine
Microbiology, Senior

Natalie
Computer Science, Junior

Pooja
Microbiology, Sophomore

Rabsa
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Senior

Reyna
Management Information Systems, Junior

Rose
Civil Engineering, Senior

Saffron
Software Engineering, Senior

Sarah
Computer Science, Sophomore

Shanna
Civil Engineering, Junior

Thao
Biological Systems Engineering, Senior

Tori
Chemical Engineering, Senior