Jewels Academy July Newsletter 2016
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The 2016 Back 2 School Bash is Coming Soon!

This year the original Back 2 School Bash is Sunday, August 21st at the John R. Grubb YMCA! Over 800 students will be pressent. Visit the link below for more information.


Young Emerging Scientists Summer Kick-Off 2016


Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa visited Jewels Academy on July 2nd and kicked off our summer programming. 

First Woman to Win the prestigious Millennium Technology Prize!

As a female chemical engineer, Frances Arnold was already a rarity. She has become the first woman ever to win the prestigious Millennium Technology Prize! 
It was awarded in Helsinki, Finland, on May 24, 2016. 

“I hope that my getting this prize will highlight the fact that yes, women can do this, they can do it well, and that they can make a contribution to the world and be recognized for it,” Arnold said. “I hope that women will see that one can have a rewarding career in science and technology.”

We here at Jewels Academy hope you take this to heart and also do great things!


Jewels Academy
Summer Kick off!

The girls LOVED the workshops we did for the first week at Drake University. Some of the workshops featured above were Glass Etching, Learning to Solder and Video game programming. They also created joysticks! We all look forward to week 2 at our home base, the Mickle Center! See you Saturday!

Writer:  Cindy Nguyen, Intern of Jewels Academy

Jewels at the White House!!!

On June 17th, our founder and executive director, Kimberly Wayne, was at the White House for the Nation Of Making kick off! It was a life time experience. Even U.S Congressman David Young was tweeting about it! 



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