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Kirkwood Camps Intended to Build Future Talent Pipeline

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (March 1, 2017)—Kirkwood Community College has expanded efforts for growing the talent pipeline in Iowa’s Creative Corridor to include area youth, ages 8 – 15. Enrollment spikes in Kirkwood’s Interactive Camps for Kids (KICK) prompted course expansion in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to prepare for future workforce needs. According to […]

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Kirkwood Awarded Nearly $800,000 for STEM Education

Kirkwood chemistry students Funds from National Science Foundation to be used to support STEM programs CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (November 14, 2016)-Kirkwood Community College has been awarded funds from five programs at the National Science Foundation (NSF) totaling $781,470. The money will be used to support programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. All […]

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Kirkwood Enrollment Remains Strong for Fall 2016

Kirkwood students attend a Welcome Week event on main campus in Cedar Rapids College sees increases in out-of-state and concurrent enrollment students CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (September 12, 2016)- Kirkwood Community College continued to realize healthy enrollment overall and growth in specific target areas for the fall of 2016. Overall enrollment in college credit programs for […]

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Summer STEM Camps Inspire Tomorrow’s Innovators

Two KICK Camp participants look over their work Early introduction an approach to meeting workforce demands Cedar Rapids, Iowa (February 29, 2016)—Kirkwood’s Interactive Camps for Kids (KICK) is expanding offerings in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to children ages 9 – 15 this summer in an effort to meet future workforce demands. According to […]

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Students Conducting Research at Four-Year Institutions

Aydan Wynos, Adam Page and Shay Hoffman in front of the Old Capitol Building on The University of Iowa’s Campus Cedar Rapids, Iowa (June 23, 2015)–Kirkwood Community College students in the LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation)-IINSPIRE (Iowa Illinois Nebraska STEM Partnership in Research and Education) program are conducting scientific research this summer at […]

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WCRC Receives Project Lead The Way Engineering Certification

Kirkwood Community College’s Washington County Regional Center Washington, Iowa (May 13, 2015)–Kirkwood Community College’s Washington County Regional Center announced today that it has received national certification for its Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program that has been offered at the Washington County Regional Center since the building opened this past August. PLTW, a nonprofit organization […]

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