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CYSTEM connects youth with programs, mentors, careers


Iowa youth now can quickly find science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) resources with CYSTEM. Once on this online map, youth can locate STEM programs, mentors and careers near them.

“Many times youth don’t have access to role models and mentors who can help them pursue their interests. This map helps conquer this sense of isolation and connect youth with knowledgeable mentors who are ready and willing to assist,” said Jay Staker, director of ISU Extension Science, Engineering and Technology (E-SET), which created CYSTEM.

This article appeared in September 2011 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter