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Immersing Students in Technology and Innovation

The Belin-Blank Center is pleased to announce a new summer program for talented high school students!

The Innovation Institute (II) is for Iowa students currently enrolled in grades 9-11. All students must be nominated by a teacher or school administrator to participate. The Innovation Institute is a two-week residential summer technology and innovation immersion program at The University of Iowa. Students work in teams led by industry experts to become full stack web developers, meaning they will learn the skills to not only design, but build, a website. Students design dynamic database driven content and create a web application. Students will pitch innovative technology design ideas and have an opportunity to bring their web application to life. The Innovation Institute is administered by The Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education, the Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship, and the Iowa Centers for Enterprise. Each student selected will receive a $2,400 scholarship to cover the Institute’s cost and will have the opportunity to secure seed funding for their project.

Go to www.belinblank.org/summer to learn more!


Want Academic Credit for Attending the Wallace Symposium?

You’re in luck! Participants at the Wallace Research & Policy Symposium may enroll for one semester hour of academic credit through the University of Iowa and are eligible for a 50% tuition scholarship. Learn more about earning credit while at the Wallace Symposium.

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A University Lab Experience for High Schoolers

jess_logo_new4Belin-Blank Center Administrator Dr. Kate Degner wrote a letter to the editor of The Journal of Experimental Secondary Science about the Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP), which invites bright high schoolers to work in research labs at the University of Iowa during the summer.

In the letter, Dr. Degner talks about three of the most significant lessons we’ve learned during the last couple of years that SSTP and how other STEM programs might apply these lessons.

Want to read more about SSTP?  Dr. Degner has created a blog for SSTP, too.