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 available for in-person visits.


Student Role Model Activities

Activities range from designing a protective bungee cord for an egg to building and observing a biome. We have 40 activities ranging in subjects from biology, physics, and chemistry, to astrology, animal science, engineering, and more.  Contact rolemodels@iastate.edu in order to discuss activity options for your visit. 

Requesting 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 reach out to rolemodels@iastate.edu to begin the conversation about your visit.

When requesting visits, it is important to note that our Student Role Model Program is dependent on undergraduate students' class schedules and we can't guarantee approval of requests.



Check out our video playlist below for examples of STEM activities facilitated by Student Role Models!



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Contact Information

rolemodels@iastate.edu • 515-294-5418

2022-23 Student Role Model Staff

Abby Z. Mechanical Engineering, Senior

Abigail S. Engineering, Freshman

Alex Chemistry, Sophomore

Alexandria Civil Engineering, Senior

Allie Animal Ecology, Sophomore

Allison Aerospace Engineering

Andrea Computer Science, Junior

Annika Mechanical Engineering, Sophomore

Ashley Biological Systems Engineering, Junior

Avani Biochemistry, Sophomore

Caitlin Genetics, Senior

Emily R. Biology, Sophomore

Emily R. Chemical Engineering, Senior

Emma K. Biological Systems Engineering (Global Resource Systems), Senior

Emma P. Biology, Junior

Erin Animal Science, Sophomore

Eva Genetics, Senior

Genevieve Mechanical Engineering, Junior

Grace D. Kinesiology and Health, Junior

Grace H. Microbiology, Sophomore

Isabella Animal Science (Pre-Vet), Junior

Jennifer Biological System Engineering, Senior

Jessica Chemical Engineering & Food Science, Junior

Johanna Biological Systems Engineering, Freshman

Kaitlynne Agricultural Systems Technology

Katherine Biology (AGLS), Junior

Kat Cyber Security Engineering, Sophomore

Kelsey - Student Coordinator Genetics, Senior

Kristina Biology, Senior

Lexi Meteorology, Senior

Lily Mechanical Engineering, Senior

Madison Chemical Engineering, Sophomore

Maggie Chemical Engineering, Senior

Maheeka Electrical Engineering, Sophomore

Margo Dietetics, Sophomore

Mara Animal Ecology, Sophomore

Morgan Chemical Engineering, Sophomore

Naomi Aerospace Engineering, Sophomore

Natalie Chemical Engineering, Junior

Paige Computer Science, Junior

Rachel Kinesiology, Senior

Reyna Management Information Systems, Senior

Ria Electrical Engineering, Sophomore

Saffron Software Engineering, Senior

Sarah Pre-Business, Junior

Savannah Architecture, Senior

Shanna Civil Engineering, Senior

Sharice Aerospace Engineering, Senior

Shelann Biology (AGLS), Sophomore

Sophie Statistics, Freshman

Tessa Cyber Security Engineering, Sophomore

Victoria Kinesiology and Health, Sophomore