Students, teachers detail STEM work to Advisory Council


This group of Marshalltown Schools students talked about STEM projects during a Governor’s STEM Advisory Council meeting Sept. 15 at Lennox Industries in Marshalltown. Pictured front row, from left, Moises Raya, Conner Smith, Alex Rivas-Alanis, Elisabeth Ramirez and Javier Rodriguez. Back row, Ryan McDaniel, Regan Smith and Jacob Ramsey-Smith.

Marshalltown Community School District students and staff spoke at a panel discussion during the Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council meeting on Sept. 15 at Lennox Industries in Marshalltown.

Lenihan Intermediate School teachers Francie Woerner and Laura Fricke and Marshalltown High School teacher Susan Fritzell were part of the group, as was Associate Superintendent Dr. Susan Pecinovsky.

Students included Moises Raya, Conner Smith, Regan Smith and Alex Rivas-Alanis from Lenihan, Elisabeth Ramirez and Javier Rodriguez from Miller and Ryan McDaniel and Jacob Ramsey-Smith from MHS.

In front of a group of state leaders which included Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds and several Iowa college and university officials, the students and staff described in detail past and current STEM work in Marshalltown Schools.
Students and staff talked about projects such as gliders, gravity cruisers and HyperStream at the event.

“There are so many opportunities that the school can provide,” McDaniel said.


Conner Smith answers a question.


Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds asks the Marshalltown students a question.


An interview with McTV.