2013-2014 STEM Scale-Up Programs

Here is a list of the 2013-14 STEM Scale Up Programs. Click on program title for additional information.

A World in Motion (AWIM)
Description: The AWIM program combines a comprehensive curriculum built around the Engineering Design Experience and requires students work in teams, through the problem solving process, to solve a “challenge” to design, build and test a vehicle, and then defend their design though a presentation.
Grade Level: PreK - 8
Contact: Chris Ciuca, SAE Foundation – cciuca@sae.org
For More Information: www.awim.org

Camp in a Can Show & Tell*
Description: Camp in a Can Show & Tell (CIACS&T) is an exciting, hands-on, all inclusive nature curriculum, professional development workshop and live animal presentation designed for after school and out-of-school time programs.
Grade Level: PreK - 6
Contact: Monica Post, Camp in a Can Foundation – monica@campinacan.com
For More Information: www.CampinaCan.com

Carolina STEM Curriculum*
Description: The Carolina STEM Curriculum provides students with a curricula to fully address science and Common Core standards and to develop a STEM foundation by providing opportunities for engaging with natural phenomena, technology, engineering design challenges and mathematics. Students develop 21st-century, age-appropriate
scientific habits while building on prior knowledge and experiences, allowing them to apply problem-solving strategies to real-world problems.
Grade Level: PreK - 8
Contact: Dylan Briggs, Carolina Biological Supply Company – dylan.briggs@carolina.com
For More Information: www.carolina.com/iowastem 
Carolina STEM Curriculum Video 

CASE – The “CASE” for Agricultural STEM Education in Iowa: Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders, Today
Description: CASE (Curriculum for Agriscience Education) hopes to increase STEM awareness and rigor and relevance of agriculture, food and natural resource subject matter through teacher professional development, student exposure to technology and a curriculum infused with 21st century skills, critical thinking and practice opportunities.
Grade Level: 9 -12
Contact: Joshua Remington, Iowa FFA Foundation – joshua.remington@iowaffafoundation.org
For More Information: www.iowaffafoundation.org

Defined STEM*
Description:Defined STEM is a web-based application designed to promote rigorous and relevant connections between classroom content and real-world applications. Defined STEM re-defines STEM education by providing a context for learning and an authentic environment for students to apply content knowledge through role-based, multidisciplinary performance tasks and literacy tasks.
Grade Level: 3 -12
Contact: Johnjoe Farragher, Defined Learning, LLC – johnjoe_farragher@definedlearning.com
For More Information: www.definedstem.com

E=HC² Exploration = Health Careers Connection*
Description: E=HC² Exploration = Health Careers Connection is a STEM-based curricular intervention
that integrates academic and vocational opportunities designed to connect minority and low
socioeconomic middle and high school students to the health science professions through classroom and club activities, work-based learning opportunities, and health science career mentoring.
Grade Level: 8-12
Contact: Saba Rasheed Ali, Ph.D., University of Iowa, saba-ali@uiowa.edu

Engineering is Elementary in Iowa (EiE)
Description: The Engineering is Elementary (EiE) is a research-based, standards-driven, and classroom-tested curriculum that integrates engineering and technology concepts and skills with elementary science topics.
Grade Level: 1-5
Contact: Christopher Soldat, Grant Wood AEA Van Allen Science Teaching Center – csoldat@gwaea.org
For More Information: www.aea10.k12.ia.us/vastscience/curriculumnew.html

HyperStream - Technology Hub for Iowa Students
Description: HyperStream is a program that partners education and business, combines a career awareness initiative with hands-on, real-world tech projects that students choose and develop through project-based learning.
Grade Level: 6-12
Contact: Tamara Kenworthy, Program Manager, Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) – tamara@technologyiowa.org
For More Information: http://hyperstream.org or click here

Project Lead The Way: Gateway to Technology Program*
Description: Project Lead The Way (PLTW) intends to use the Gateway to Technology Program to promote critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and real-world problem solving skills in students.
Grade Level: 6 - 8
Contact: Kimberly Glenn, Director of School Engagement-West Central Region (Iowa & Nebraska)
kglenn@pltw.org, 515-231-2440 
For More Information: www.pltw.org or click here.

* - New STEM Scale-Up Programs for 2013-2014