Iowa Lt. Gov. Reynolds to visit Charles City on STEM tour

photo of  Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Republican

The Charles City Community School District will host Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds next week as part of a showcase of Charles City STEM student projects. The Lieutenant Governor will visit Charles City High School to see STEM projects from elementary, middle school, and high school students on Friday, April 22 at 2:30 P.M.

The community is invited to attend the event which includes presentations from Lincoln Elementary School & Washington Elementary School students on coding and frame-by-frame animations. Middle school students will display robotics and programming using Spheros, and a wide array of high school projects from fractals occurring naturally in science to human anatomy will be available for the community and the Lt. Governor to experience. The Charles City STEM labs also will be available for community tours.

“As community members are experiencing the construction progress on the new Charles City Middle School, we are hearing several people who never had the opportunity to see inside the high school STEM labs,” says Dr. Dan Cox Charles City Community School District superintendent. “This is a chance for the community to see the labs and the opportunities Charles City schools are opening up for our students.”

The Lt. Governor’s visit is part of a statewide series of STEM school stops across Iowa to discuss the importance of giving students a great education in science, technology, engineering and math. Reynolds is co-chair of the Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Advisory Council. The Council’s overarching goal is to increase STEM interest and achievement.  

“I’m excited to crisscross the state and see how STEM programs in our schools are continuing to prepare students for success in college or career training after high school,” said Reynolds.  “STEM skills are critical to helping students earn very rewarding careers.  I want to continue doing everything I can to expose students to the very valuable, rewarding careers that STEM has to offer.”


Friday, April 22
2:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Charles City High School (1 Comet Drive, Charles City)
Open to all

For more information contact:

Justin DeVore, Communications & Community Engagement
641.257.6500 – ext 8
or 641.330.0035 (mobile)



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