Alliance for Iowa State
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Science Bound - an Iowa State University outreach program that's empowered thousands of ethnic minority students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics - has produced highly sought-after engineers and researchers. 


ISU alumnus Charles Stewart researches DNA enzymes in hopes that his research will help cure disease, fight hunger, and create a greener planet some day.

Charles Stewart, Ph.D., a Science Bound graduate and 2000 ISU graduate in agricultural biochemistry, is a research specialist who works on understanding the molecular basis of how enzymes function.


Jared Weatherall, a 2012 graduate in mechanical engineering, is a design engineer. JaRae' Shelton, a 2010 food science graduate, is a quality management and industrial specialist.


And Jesus Rodriguez received interviews from six international construction companies before accepting a job as a field engineer.


"Science Bound can make the difference in someone's life. It made it in mine," Rodriguez said. "Programs like Science Bound are the only option that first-generation students have to get an education. They open doors and opportunities that can lead to many paths and careers."


Read more about our outreach efforts in the latest College of Human Sciences Matters magazine.


Did you know? Science Bound is a program of the ISU School of Education. For more than two decades, it has provided ethnic minority students with a route to higher education and a careers in STEM. More than 350 students have completed the five-year pre-college commitment, while 84 students have completed the full nine-year program and graduated from Iowa State. The high school class of 2014 was the largest in Science Bound history: 54 students completed the program; 100% are college-bound; 82% planned to attend Iowa State. 

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The Alliance advocates Iowa State University's land grant mission throughout Iowa while focusing its advocacy on

state legislators and public policy makers.