What is STEM?

STEM is the acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Iowa STEM likes this definition…

“…an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work and the global enterprise enabling the development of STEM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy.”

 - Tsupros, N., Kohler, R., & Hallinen, J. (2009). STEM education: A project to identify the missing components. Intermediate Unit 1: Center for STEM Education and Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania.

STEM Jobs in Iowa. A list of current STEM-related jobs available in Iowa. [Source: Iowa Workforce Development, 2013]

Job Occupations. A list of current job occupations that fall under the "STEM".  [Source: Iowa Workforce Development, 2013]

Video Vignettes of Great STEM JobsA resource of videos highlighting careers in STEM and other industries. [Source: Gigniks, 2012]