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2018 STEM BEST® Application Opens Early June

Since 2014, 37 STEM BEST® models have been established across Iowa. These school+business partnerships create work-based learning experiences where students apply science, technology, engineering...

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Iowa STEM Advisory Council Meeting

Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Gathers to Help Advance the STEM effort in Iowa

Traditionally known for the famous butter cow, entertaining concerts and food items on a stick, members of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council recently gathered at the Iowa State Fairgrounds for...

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STEM Scale-Up Program

STEM Scale-Up Program Drives Onward

The STEM Scale-Up Program offers high-quality educational programs focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics that have the ability to continue and grow throughout Iowa long after...

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STEM in Your World

STEM in Your World

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council has long supported the interdisciplinary approach to STEM. This encourages STEM teaching and learning to be focused on the application of science,...

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Iowa BIG North Students Receive CNA Certificates

Iowa BIG North Announces CNA Program for Students

High school students in Northeast Iowa have a new educational opportunity open to them thanks to an innovative community partnership and the work of Iowa BIG North (IBN) students. The Iowa...

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Microsoft Imagine Academy Certifications

Iowa STEM Microsoft Imagine Academy Certifications on the Rise

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Microsoft Imagine Academy is soaring to new heights. With weeks left in the school year, there are already more than 1,600 completed certifications by...

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Governor's Future Ready Iowa Summit

Governor’s 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit

Approximately 1,000 leaders from education, business, nonprofits, government and other sectors gathered in Des Moines for the Governor's 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit earlier this month. The day...

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FIRST Robotics Competition

A Behind the Scenes Look at the FIRST Robotics Competition

The recently held 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) offered a glimpse into the future through the eyes of high school students. Referred to as “the ultimate sport for the mind,” FRC...

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STEM Festivals

Communities Come Together for STEM Festivals

STEM graduates are in great demand to meet Iowa’s current and future workforce needs. Continuing to increase STEM interest and achievement in Iowa is made possible through the support and...

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