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. Currently, the Student Role Model Program is primarily hosting visits virtually with youth being together in a classroom or tuning in at home, in-person visits are being accepted on a limited basis.
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.
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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Yamille Perez • Program Specialist • firstname.lastname@example.org • 515-294-5319