Jewels Academy Gazette - June 2016
Calendar of Activities:
Jewels Academy Summer Program
Young Emerging Scientists (Y.E.S.) Saturday workshops in July
When:  July 2, July 9, July 16, and July 23
Time:  9:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
What:  Programming robotics,
glass etching, joy stick making, learning to solder and personal care chemistry  

How:  Register Here

STEM Opportunities at Drake University

South Central STEM Hub Calendar of Events!/month/2016/06
US House of Representatives Visits Jewels Academy!

Cognizant Technologies introduced us to the US House of Representative Congressman David Young and Retired Congressman Tom Latham.  Congressman Young represents Iowa's Third District in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Jewels Academy resides and serves several counties within this district. 
Upper Left:  Congressman Young giving speech to coding students.
Upper Right:  Board Members of JA, instructors and youth workers
Lower left:  Ms. Cimone, instructor, and students learning to code
Lower right:  Cognizant Technology team with our distinguished guests

Scientist of the Month
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper was at the forefront of computer and programming language development from the 1930s through the 1980s.

One of the crowning achievements of her 44-year career was the development of computer languages written in English, rather than mathematical notation — most notably, the common business computing language known as COBOL, which is still in use today.  

Hopper's legacy is still honored by the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference.
Source:, US Navy

Sponsor A Student Program
Thanks to those who have sponsored students for the summer! Our recent individual sponsors are Dr. Keith and Mary Madison, Dr. Michael and Missy Wolnerman, Drs. Maria Joseph and Keith King, and Ms. Kendra Jones.  Also, thanks to our corporate and county sponsors, Polk County, Cognizant Technologies and Wells Fargo.  You can still sponsor a student at: or by mail at 1620 Pleasant Street, Suite 216 Des Moines, IA  50314 (checks payable to Jewels Academy). 
Thank you!


Coding with the Girl Scouts

We had an opportunity to host the Girl Scouts in our spring computer coding workshop. Our instructors were software and computer engineers. and also served as our Career Spotlight Professionals for the day. The students created a tic-tac-toe game using code. We would like to thank Bailey and Cimone!

 Editor: Cindy Nguyen, College Intern
Has Your Daughter Signed Up For The Summer Program Yet?
When:  July 2, July 9, July 16, and July 23
Time:  9:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Why:  Increase girls interests in STEM (4th - 9th grades)
What:   Various workshops such as programing robotics, glass etching and personal care chemistry
Cost:  ONLY $60, wow!  That's a great value for a total of four Saturdays
Register Here!


Our mailing address is:
1620 Pleasant, Suite 216

Des Moines, IA 50314