The MREP Center Holds STEM Focused Summer Camps for Students




The Manchester Regional Education Partnership recently concluded two successful Gateway to Technology summer camps this past week.

Northeast Iowa Community College President Dr. Wee says the MREP summer camps are a beneficial way to combine education, engineering and entertainment for middle school students.

MREP center Director Holly Maurer says the Gateway to Technology is one of four programs through Project Lead The Way. These programs focus primarily on science, technology, engineering and math and hope to provide a solid foundation for further STEM learning during high school and beyond.

Students also learn real life problem solving skills and lessons by participating in hands on activities involving manufacturing processes and solar power. Matthew Vick, 10, participated in the second Gateway to Technology camp and learned the importance of never giving up on a difficult task.

Community involvement and awareness is extremely important to success of the MREP Center.

The MREP center also offers classes for people of any age, ranging from certification to life and leisure classes. To find out more information about the center or classes, you can visit

(story by Abby French, KMCH Intern)