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CCA to host STEM open house Aug. 29

TIFFIN– An open house will be held Saturday, Aug. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the new Clear Creek Amana STEM Center, located at 311 W. Marengo Rd. in Tiffin. A presentation will take place in the gymnasium with tours of the STEM Center and lunch following.
The Vocational Training Council of The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association, in partnership with Kirkwood Community College, assisted students and volunteers in the design and build of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) classroom located at CCA Middle School in Tiffin.
The STEM Center was designed and constructed by high school students collaborating with industry professionals from across Eastern Iowa. The classroom will engage students and community members educate future STEM and ACE (Architecture, Construction and Engineering) leaders.
“Students met for the first time in October 2014. Together they designed the majority of the STEM Center. Area business partners donated most of the materials. This is a building and a partnership that we can be proud of,” said Tim Ruth, of McCreedy Ruth Construction.
“This project enables industry and education to partner on a level not normally achieved. It allows students to learn directly from industry professionals demonstrating the blend of cognitive and hands-on learning,” said Joe Greathouse, Kirkwood Community College Associate Professor of Construction Management and Faculty Advisor of Architecture, Construction and Engineering.