2017 Seal of Approval Recipients
Science Bound at Iowa State University
Science Bound (SB) is Iowa State University’s premiere pre-college program to prepare and empower Iowa racial and ethnic minority students to earn college degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics) fields. Working with schools in Des Moines, Marshalltown and Denison, SB is a long-haul program that asks 12- and 13-year-olds to make a five-year commitment to the program. These committed students and families, working in tandem with expert teachers and STEM professionals, position students to take full advantage of program activities and emerge academically equipped, as well as socially and culturally empowered, to achieve a STEM career.
Sylvan STEM Programs at Grant Wood and Alexander Elementary Schools in Iowa City
Sylvan is running programming in the Iowa City community. In conjunction with the Iowa City Community School District and their 21st CCLC, Sylvan runs robotics and engineering programs at Grant Wood and Alexander Elementary. These schools are on the SINA list and have over 70% free and reduced lunch. Our programs service first through fifth grade students in these two buildings.