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Regardless of where they live, Iowans are ever more likely to have read, seen or heard about STEM education.

Adult Iowans' Evolving Attitudes toward STEM

This year’s annual survey of Iowans, conducted by the Center for Social and Behavioral Research (CSBR) at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), indicates growing awareness and support for STEM...

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New chemistry lab at West Delaware High School

STEM BEST Chemistry Lab Makeover

Work-based learning got personal for a West Delaware High School chemistry student. In 2017-2018 the high school offered a new elective, DelCo BEST. This class connects students with...

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Iowa STEM Teacher Extern and Carlisle High School Science teacher Aaron Hahn

"Today's youth will be the innovators of tomorrow who carry Kemin into the future."* Why Businesses Take Part in Externships

There are roughly 40,000 Iowa businesses of five employees or more. Each one depends on education systems to prepare their future hires. What better way to assure applicants come to the door...

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Computer Science is Elementary

Computer Science is Elementary Grant Awardees Announced

Governor Kim Reynolds announced at today’s STEM Education + Workplace Partnerships: Governor's 2019 Future Ready Iowa Summit the six schools selected to receive $50,000 grants each as part of the...

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Regional STEM Advisory Board meeting

Iowa’s Indispensable Regional STEM Advisory Boards

Originally designed by a taskforce of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council in 2012 as means for coordination and communication, Iowa’s six Regional STEM Advisory Boards have evolved to do so much...

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Woodbine is Connecting Students and Business Early On

As one of thirteen most recently awarded STEM BEST models, Woodbine Community School District and its community partners understand the value of engaging students with businesses. They provide...

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Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council operations center student assistants

Student Staff Fill Big Shoes for Iowa

The efforts of capable student assistants at the STEM Council operations center, headquartered at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), help support myriad high-profile programs throughout the...

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Posterized Iowans Inspire Classrooms

Enacting a directive of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council to inspire the next generation of STEM professionals, the operations team annually seeks out dynamic role models to carry the banner of...

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STEM Day at the Capitol

STEM Council Progress Highlighted at State Capitol

Approximately 200 Iowans showcased their contributions to STEM through 32 in-school and out-of-school displays in the Iowa Capitol Rotunda for STEM Day at the Capitol on February 13. The displays...

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