CenUSA and Extension's Jay Staker receives Impact Award

Iowa Energy Center honors Jay Staker

Jay Staker Earlier has always been a force within CenUSA's Extension and Outreach team so we are not surprised he is being honored by the Iowa Energy Center.

As part of the Energy Center's Iowa Energy Summit proceedings, Jay received an Impact Award along with professors Laura Jarboe (Chemical and Biological Engineering), Dr. Sri Sritharan (Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering). The awards are given to Energy Center grantees that exemplify the Center's mission to support economic development, environmental sustainability, and social well-being for Iowans.

The Iowa Energy Center had this to say about Jay:

"Staker, the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa board chair, is also the interim director for Iowa Space Grant Consortium. Staker received the 2015 Impact Award from the Iowa Energy Center for his passion and dedication in helping the next generation of Iowa scientists. He was a science teacher for over twenty years and has been with Iowa State Extension for over a decade. While conducting his life’s work, Staker always wondered if there were better ways to help children learn science. He strives to find better methods for teachers, ways to support educators, and most importantly, he tries to find ways for children to actually do science, not just hear about it."

To learn more about Jay's contributions to CenUSA via the C6 BioFarm game and app, click here.

Nov 18, 2015