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.

 

 

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

2021-22 Student Role Model Staff

Ashley
Biological Systems Engineering, Junior

Avani
Biochemistry, Sophomore

Bella
Animal Science, Sophomore

Caitlin
Genetics, Junior

Emma
Biology, Sophomore

Eva
Genetics, Senior

Genevive
Mechanical Engineering, Junior

Hanna
Aerospace Engineering, Senior

Hannah
Biology and Environmental Science, Senior

Jamie
Genetics, Senior

Jennifer
Biological System Engineering, Senior

Kelsey - Student Coordinator
Genetics, Junior

Kristina
Biology, Junior

Laura
Aerospace Engineering, Senior

Lexi
Civil Engineering, Senior

Lily
Mechanical Engineering, Senior

Madison
Mechanical Engineering, Sophomore

Maggie
Chemical Engineering, Senior

Megan F.
Mechanical Engineering, Freshman

Megan P.
Computer Engineering, Senior

Paige
Computer Science, Sophomore

Reyna
Management Information Systems, Junior

Saffron
Software Engineering, Senior

Sarah
Computer Science, Sophomore

Shanna
Civil Engineering, Junior

Thao
Biological Systems Engineering, Senior

Tori
Chemical Engineering, Senior

Victoria
Kinesiology and Health, Sophomore