Resources

Grade School

  • Girls Only - Website with awesome links for girls interested in science, math, and technology
  • Engineer Girl! - this web site is designed to help girls and young women turn their imagination into reality with a future in engineering.
  • My American Farm - Website that teaches agricultural literacy through interactive games.

Middle School

Junior High Through High School

Transfer & Undergraduate Students

  • NSF-REU's - The National Science Foundation funds a large number of research experiences for undergraduates across the nation and provides a compiled list on its site.
  • Behind the Scences at MIT- A series of two-minute videos relating concepts from textbook chemistry to current MIT research and applications in medicine, the environment, and energy
  • e-WiSE is a weekly electronic newsletter of activities, including seminars by industry representatives, social gatherings, student organization meetings, and cultural events of interest to women in science and engineering students sent during the academic year
  • Chats with Eminent Female Scientist (CHEFS) - video interviews of successful female chemists
  • ISU Academic Resources Center: 1076 Student Services Bldg.
  • Help Rooms provided by Academic Departments including
    • Chemical Engineering Reading Room: 3149 Sweeney Hall
    • Chemistry Help Room: 2112 Gilman Hall, 294-6342

Design Reading Room: 111 College of Design, 294-7102

  • Science Explorations (PWSE student organization) - Science Explorations is an ISU departmental club, with members from across the science, math, and engineering (STEM) disciplines. The group offers programs to encourage girls k-12 to consider STEM career paths, provides leadership opportunities for women in STEM, and organizes social, academic and networking opportunities for undergraduate women in STEM.
  • Society for Women Engineers at Iowa State link to the local student chapter of the national organization. SWE at ISU provides leadership and professional development opportunities, networking with professional women in engineering, connections to other women (students and professionals) and corporations from across the country through regional and national conferences.
  • A wide array of student organizations in science and engineering, or other areas of interest are available among the hundreds of Student Organizations at Iowa State University
  • Transfer studentsTransit system Learn more about how your credits will transfer into a degree program at Iowa State .
  • View the 4-year degree plan templates.
  • Society for Women Engineers (SWE) - national organization that supports the professional development of women in engineering.
  • Association for Women in Science (AWIS)--National Organization

Teachers and Parents

  • Engineer Your Life - Learn how to inspire kids by learning more about the enigneering profession and its limitless opportunities.
  • Engineer Girl! - this web site is designed to help girls and young women turn their imagination into reality with a future in engineering.
  • Become an Eco-Hero with the "Siemens We Can Change the World" Challenge - NSTA has partnered with the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Communications in an important initiative to educate, empower and engage students, teachers, and communities to become agents of change in improving the environment. Today, middle school students across the United States are being encouraged to "go green" and team up for the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, the first and only national K-12 sustainability education initiative aligned to education standards and uniquely tailored to match students' growing comprehension abilities throughout their school-aged years. Student teams of two to three students from sixth through eighth grade, under the mentorship of a teacher or adult supervisor, can register for the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge at www.wecanchange.com. Participating teams will identify an environmental issue in their community, research the issue using scientific investigation, and create a replicable green solution using webbased curriculum tools powered by Discovery Education. All student teams entering the Middle School Challenge will receive prizes for their participation; top-performing teams will earn cash, teacher education materials, and unique Discovery Experience trips. The grand prize-winning team will receive a comprehensive prize package that includes an appearance on the Discovery Television Network Planet Green and a once-in-a-lifetime Discovery Adventure Trip, accompanied by a Discovery TV personality.
  • Bytesize Science Makes Science Fun - The American Chemical Society's Bytesize Science is an educational, entertaining podcast for young listeners. Like the flying car, Anglia, in the Harry Potter films, Bytesize Science transports kids, teachers, and other listeners into a real-life world realm where science is the enchantment. Bytesize Science translates cutting-edge scientific discoveries from ACS's 36 peer-reviewed journals into stories for young listeners about science, health, medicine, energy, food, and other topics. New installments of Bytesize Science are posted every Monday and are available without charge. Visit iTunes now and download the latest episode of Bytesize Science.
  • Become an Eco-Hero with the "Siemens We Can Change the World" Challenge - NSTA has partnered with the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Communications in an important initiative to educate, empower and engage students, teachers, and communities to become agents of change in improving the environment. Today, middle school students across the United States are being encouraged to "go green" and team up for the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, the first and only national K-12 sustainability education initiative aligned to education standards and uniquely tailored to match students' growing comprehension abilities throughout their school-aged years. Student teams of two to three students from sixth through eighth grade, under the mentorship of a teacher or adult supervisor, can register for the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge at www.wecanchange.com. Participating teams will identify an environmental issue in their community, research the issue using scientific investigation, and create a replicable green solution using webbased curriculum tools powered by Discovery Education. All student teams entering the Middle School Challenge will receive prizes for their participation; top-performing teams will earn cash, teacher education materials, and unique Discovery Experience trips. The grand prize-winning team will receive a comprehensive prize package that includes an appearance on the Discovery Television Network Planet Green and a once-in-a-lifetime Discovery Adventure Trip, accompanied by a Discovery TV personality.
  • Scitable by natureEducation - A free science library that concentrates on genetics and cell biology with resources for the budding scientist with advice about effective science communication and career paths.
  • STEM Collaborative - Make the math connection with four interactive online learning adventures for middle school classrooms. Students will enjoy these brain-boosting explorations that use digital media in innovative and creative ways. Virtual environments, simulations, videos and interactive math activities challenge and motivate students to actively engage in learning. Choose one, two or all of these great web resources; then watch your students knowledge soar.
  • www.go-explore-trans.org Go! is a dynamic online magazine for teens ages 1319 on careers in transportation. Go! is published and managed by Iowa State University's Institute for Transportation (InTrans). Go! magazine is supported by the Midwest Transportation Consortium and the Federal Highway Administration.

Faculty, Staff, Alumnae, and Professionals