Building a culture to grow and expand workplace experiences, the STEM BEST Program encourages teachers and industry professionals to work side-by-side on curriculum and projects that give students actual workplace experience and an understanding of the opportunities and required skills for careers in STEM fields.Read More →
The STEM Council Executive Committee voted unanimously to award 13 of 23 proposed new or expanded STEM BEST® (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) Program partnerships.
These newly added partners bring the total to 50 partnerships in Iowa, since the inception of the program in 2014.Read More →
The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council recently released the 2017-2018 Iowa STEM Evaluation Report. This independent evaluation measures the STEM Council’s progress toward increasing student interest and achievement in STEM education and workforce development in Iowa.
Highlights of the report include:Read More →
Application details are now available for Computer Science is Elementary. The project will transform six high-poverty elementary schools across Iowa into models of innovative computer science instruction by the 2020-2021 school year. A growing number of jobs require computer science skills.Read More →
The Northwest STEM Region’s 2018 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award honoree is Jacquie Drey, a 4th grade teacher at Storm Lake Elementary School. Drey believes that science is more than a school subject. She has integrated STEM learning into her classroom and paved the way for creating a lifelong interest in STEM fields.Read More →