Lieutenant Governor to visit ExploreU program

Iowa’s Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds is planning to visit Mount Mercy University’s campus on Tuesday, June 16 from noon-2:30 p.m. She will observe ExploreU@MMU, a week-long program that offers middle-school girls a chance to learn more about STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), in a fun and interesting environment.

During her visit, Reynolds will interact with students and mentors participating in the summer program.

“Programs such as this one that encourage young girls to pursue STEM opportunities are critical to building a diverse, skilled workforce,” Reynolds said. “I am so excited to visit ExploreU this week and witness firsthand the investment that Mount Mercy is making to ensure a bright future for our state.”

Coordinated by Dr. Jitka Stehnova, assistant professor of mathematics, and Dr. Elizabeth Kleiman, assistant professor of computer science, ExploreU is in its fourth year of facilitating interactive learning activities related to science, technology, engineering and math.

To learn more about ExploreU, visit http://cslab.mtmercy.edu/summerschool/exploreu.php.

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