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Headed into Spring

Community Activities Calendar

- JA's Young Emerging Scientist (Y.E.S.) Workshops - March 9th & 16th: click here

- Girls Exploring Medicine and Science - March 24th @ Des Moines University: click here

- Code Crush at the University of Nebraska for 8th and 9th grade girls - March 27th - March 29th: click here

- University of Iowa Y.E.S. Day! - October 5th in Iowa City; That's right we are going on a road trip!

- Other Jewels Academy upcoming events: click here

Girls in Science Festival at the Science Center of Iowa

Jewels Academy facilitated a soldering workshop at the Girls in Science Festival at the SCI on Saturday 2/9.  Featured are our youth workers (peer mentors) assisting the attendees of the SCI in how to create a basic circuit by making a LED Lapel Pin that lights up.  This is always a fun a quick activity for the students!
I'll Make Me a World

I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa is a weekend festival celebrating African Americans living in the state of Iowa.  The weekend includes various celebratory activities from entrepreneurship, education to entertainment.

On Friday, January 23rd, our executive director and alumni Jewels, Jasmine Smith and youth worker, Jacklyn Smith attended the gala.  The governor’s South Central STEM Hub hosted a table and were recognized at the gala.  Thank you SC STEM Hub for your sponsorship of the event!
Updates at Jewels

The JA board of directors and operating team conducted a strategic meeting to refresh the 3 to 5-year plan.  Our new acronym for J.E.W.E.L.S. is  Join Emerging Women Excelling in Leadership and STEM.  Our mission centers around four objectives which are:

•      Cultivate an interest and further develop an aptitude for science, technology, engineering and mathematics

•     Promote higher learning in post-secondary education through STEM career opportunities through workshops and mentorships

•      Introduce cutting-edge technology and concepts, while providing hands-on learning

•      Build character traits for the betterment of their communities 

Look for more announcements about our board of governance!

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