Learning does not stop as the school year ends for many Iowa youth as they engage with Iowa State University programs throughout the summer. Because of ISU Extension and Outreach's state-wide network, youth are connected to experiences where they learn about the world and gain valuable skills.
Paul Bruski, associate professor of graphic design, assists high schooler Anni Tigges at ISU Design West in Sioux City last summer.
In partnership with Extension and Outreach, the College of Design is offering several youth design workshops and camps for middle and high school students this summer in Ames, Sioux City and Storm Lake. Through hands-on design activities, participants will learn to solve problems creatively and express their ideas both visually and verbally. They will also learn about the many careers in the art and design professions.
Iowa State Engineering Kids Camps will host nearly 800 campers this summer on campus and in Davenport at the Putnam Children's Museum. More than 1,000 teenagers will converge on the Iowa State campus for the three-day Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. They will experience campus life, complete community service projects, and meet new people - including Iowa State faculty and researchers - and take what they have learned home to make a positive impact on Iowa communities.
These are just a few of the opportunities Iowa's youth have to connect with Iowa State and better prepare for their future.