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Executive Vice President and Provost

Summer Study Abroad Fair

The Study Abroad Center will host a fair for summer programs. Learn about short-term program options, including capstone programs and summer schools. There are new programs to destinations including Brazil, China, Cuba, Demark/Iceland, Galapagos Islands, Spain and more. Program course leaders and past participants will be available to answer questions.

Expanding Your Horizons

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a conference for girls in middle school. This day-long event will include hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). At the conference, girls will have an opportunity to meet STEM role models and learn more about careers in those fields. The ultimate goal is to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st Century challenges. 


This month we will focus on sharing campus opportunities and selecting topics for the reminder of the year's meetings. Participants should share 1-3 research based ideas that you feel are central to teaching and learning in your area of STEM.

Govenor's STEM Future Ready Roundtable

Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will hold a public Future Ready Iowa roundtable to launch a statewide conversation about how to close the workforce skills gap. Strengthening Iowa’s talent pipeline will help assure students and workers have the career opportunities they deserve, and that business and industry have the skilled employees they need to compete in a knowledge-based economy. 

Roundtable participants for the discussion, which will be led by a moderator, include the governor and lt. governor, business, labor, nonprofit and education leaders, and high school and college students. Audience questions and comments will take up the last 10 to 15 minutes of the hour.

Earth Science Week - Bad Movie Night

As part of National Earth Science Week, the Department of Earth and Environmental Science presents for its BAD MOVIE NIGHT "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!", a horrible film that has an equally horrible depiction of science, specifically, meteorology, astronomy and pretty much anything that is logical. Siobahn Morgan will provide commentary concerning the bad science, as well as general bad acting and special effects. Free, but not for the faint of heart or anyone who can't tolerate bad movies.


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