HyperStream Club Earns Second at State

May 26, 2016

For seven years, the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) and the Hy-Vee Corporate Technology Team have partnered with UHS to support the HyperStream Club. HyperStream Clubs are an initiative of TAI to generate interest and expand opportunities for high school age students in the area of technology, with the long-term goal of having more young people become involved in technology-related fields.

The UHS HyperStream Club meets weekly with the Hy-Vee Corporate Technology Team to learn about project management, team leadership, robotics and back-end programming. Earlier this year, the club received a donation from Hy-Vee to purchase three new EV3 robotics kits and six Robot C licenses used to program the robots.

“I’m very proud of our students for their great efforts in working together to achieve Urbandale’s highest place finish in the IT Olympics,” math teacher and HyperStream sponsor Sarah Jacques said. “Improving on our third place finish last year with a second place finish this year demonstrates their commitment to each other and to achieving a common goal.”

In addition to capturing second place the Urbandale club’s community service project presenting and promoting STEM to Webster Elementary students finished in the top five in the state. Urbandale student Riley Stuart was selected by Workiva of Ames as the recipient of the IT Olympics student leader award. He received a $1,500 scholarship.

“Being part of the Urbandale HyperStream group was an amazing way for me to have fun, while also gaining experience in a field that I am interested in,” Stuart said. “I am so humbled to have received the IT Olympics student leader award and am excited to see how I can continue with STEM at Iowa State this fall.”

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