WORLD FOOD: Iowa Students Pursuing STEM

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Hundreds of top high school students from across the state met in Ames on Monday for the first “Iowa Youth Institute.” The institute works in conjunction with the world food prize and took place at Iowa State University.

It aims to get students serious about pursuing "STEM" careers, or science, technology, engineering and math. The students got to interact with professors at lunch. They also got a chance to take tours of research facilities and lab on the ISU campus.

“It's absolutely clear the future is tied to how well our students do mastering the STEM subjects.” said Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds.

The students had to write a 5 page research paper to participate in Monday’s institute.