Jewels Academy August Newsletter 2016
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Jewels Academy Fall Workshops
Young Emerging Scientists (Y.E.S.) Saturday workshops in October
When:  October 8 & October 15
Time:  9:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where: MIckle Center
1620 Pleasant St 
Des Moines, IA

Family STEM Fest for All Ages!
ISU's Women in Science and Engineering S (WISE)
sponsoring STEM Fest
Celebrating 30 years at WISE

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 present. Visit the link below for more information.



Young Emerging Scientists

Summer Workshops 2016


Congratulations to all of our participants at Jewels Academy for a high-impact summer! 
Our first Saturday kicked-off with the Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds at Drake University. The girls were inspired. Thank you for visiting Jewels Academy!

In week 2, we were at our home base, the Mickle Center, where the girls learned to solder, created a joystick and designed video games.  They learned about the basic workings of a circuit and programming from software and electrical engineers in the community.

Our Pearls, the oldest class of 8th and 9th graders designed in 2-D and at the same time worked with chemicals to create a glass etching project. The ladies learned how to handle chemicals and the importance of wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).  

Week 3, we had Iowa State Universities' K-12 community outreach team! The team created high engagement where they practiced trial and error of robotics and their functions. The level of focused from the students was fantastic!.

During our last week, all the girls were able to experience Personal Care Chemistry (PCC).  Each class made different formulations to find that "perfect formula" and competed to see who had the best formula.  We saw the competitive juices flow. 

We had such a spectacular time this summer with all the girls that attended! Thank you for being a part of the Jewels Academy family! We hope to see you back this fall!  Click  here to register.

College Intern:  Cindy Nguyen

Student Speaker

During our Jewels Academy Graduation Ceremony, our graduating Pearl, Megan, prepared a speech about her time at Jewels Academy. 

Source: Facebook

Jewels Academy
Fall Workshops!

In October, Jewels Academy will begin its Fall Program. The fall workshops will last 2 Saturdays: October 8th and October 15th. Once again, Jewels Academy will have its workshops at the Mickle Center at 1620 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA. On October 8th, the first day, the ISU's School of Design Truck will be here! We are excited ISU will be back. We look forward to seeing you!  Fall registration click here.

Iowa State University's Robotics and Programming

On July 16th, Iowa State University's College of Engineering K-12 Outreach lead the girls in two workshops. One was a robotics programming workshop where the girls experienced a new software. They had three-course mats that the robots had to complete, and each course had a different difficulty level. All of the girls were very determined to complete all of the courses and did very well.
The second workshop was building little bits. This workshop taught the girls about the essential functions of circuits. When completed the system would buzz, thus, announcing they succeeded.

We would like to thank ISU College of Engineering K-12 Outreach again for coming and teaching the girls!  


Our mailing address is:
1620 Pleasant, Suite 216

Des Moines, IA 50314