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Students present at Infinity capstone

By Staff | Apr 19, 2017

Sarah Alexander, an engineering major, created an aquaponic plant growing system, synthesizing with a fish tank.

Wednesday afternoon, Infinity scholars from Iowa Lakes Community College presented projects in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as their capstone project to earn up to $4,350 in scholarship funds. Nearly 30 students benefit from the Infinity Scholars Program, which is funded and supported through the National Science Foundation.

Students accepted into the program sign and submit a program contract, agreeing to maintain the program’s standards.

The students must maintain a 3.25 GPA or higher in a STEM program.

The students are required to attend one of several development opportunities, including the Nobel Conference, Iowa Academy of Science Conference, or complete undergraduate research.

Each student must attend this end-of-year capstone event.

Biology major Herbert Winter presents a project on disinfecting hog confinements. Winter tested several substances on different surfaces to determine which was most effective.

Scholarship recipients are chosen based on academic excellence in a STEM program.

The goal of the program is to increase the number of well-educated and skilled students, who will be equipped to pursue a four-year degree or enter the workforce directly into an in-demand field.

Eric Vigo has aspirations to study biomedical engineering after he graduates from Iowa Lakes Community College. Eric worked on a dynamic display of high tech prosthetics.