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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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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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Kids Explore Careers through Kirkwood Summer Camps

A KICK camp participant Area kids, ages 9 – 15, can spend weeks this summer having fun, while exploring careers through Kirkwood Interactive Camps for Kids (K.I.C.K.). The camps run June through August and are designed to fit into busy family schedules. This year Kirkwood is offering 109 classes. Courses run the gamut of topics, […]

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