Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds visited STEM programs at three Davenport Community Schools on Monday, May 13, 2013.
The Lt. Governor began with a visit to the Gateway to Technology program at Smart Intermediate School. Currently, Smart has the only STEM program at the intermediate level in the Iowa Quad Cities. Reynolds visited individually with the students as they worked on their projects. She also spoke with a group of students who participated in the FIRST Lego League Robotics competition this winter at the Putnam Museum and asked a number of questions about the competition and why they chose to compete.
Next Lt. Governor Reynolds was on to West High School to visit Project Lead The Way, a high school level STEM program that is growing rapidly. Again she took time to listen as students explained their current projects and asked a number of insightful questions. The final stop of the day was at Garfield Elementary where teams of elementary-aged students are working on Lego robotics projects. The Lt. Governor presented the students’ certificates marking the end of their program for the school year.