Computer Science is Elementary

Apply Now for Computer Science is Elementary Project Planning Grant

The Computer Science is Elementary project is taking a crucial next step by inviting eligible Iowa schools to apply between January 22 and March 29, 2019, for $50,000 one-time planning grants.

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STEM Scale-Up Program Application Opens

STEM Scale-Up Program Application Opens to Educators Statewide

A top priority of the STEM Council is to help improve learner interest and achievement in STEM subjects. To help meet this goal, 10 exemplary STEM programs have been selected to be available on the STEM Scale-Up Program menu in 2019-2020. The application is now open for educators across the state interested in implementing these programs in the classroom and out-of-school.

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STEM Innovation Fund Awardees

STEM Innovation Fund Awards Four Stellar STEM Programs

Through private-sector support, the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council has awarded seed funding through the Iowa STEM Innovation Fund to four exemplary programs to potentially scale their STEM efforts across the state. The STEM Innovation Fund supports STEM programming across the state to develop programs of promise for inspiring and engaging youth in STEM activities and careers.

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2018 STEM Teacher Externship

STEM Teacher Externs Connect Classroom to Careers, Community

Hundreds of Iowa STEM educators have invested a part of their summers in connecting mathematics, science and technology instruction with the world of work that awaits their students.

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Tanya Hunt

Tanya Hunt Joins STEM Council as Part-Time Program Coordinator

Tanya Hunt heard the call for a focused effort to assist the STEM Council team on helping to further support and strengthen the state’s STEM BEST Program partnerships.

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America's Strategy for STEM Education

Message from Executive Director Jeff Weld

A little bit of everyone involved with Iowa STEM went with me to Washington, DC in late 2017 to usher the delivery of America’s Strategy for STEM Education.

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STEM Day at the Iowa State Fair

STEM Day at the Fair Receives International Recognition

To top off another incredible year at the Iowa State Fair, STEM Day at the Fair received first place honors in Sponsorship Continuity at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) Annual Convention held earlier this year. Representing more than 1,100 fairs worldwide, the IAFE has maintained its goals of helping promote and grow fairs and festivals since 1885.

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IowA STEM Corporate Partners

Corporate Partnerships Fuel STEM Growth Engine

Through various contributing partners, nearly $3 million was invested in Iowa STEM in 2017-2018. This remarkable support is deeply appreciated by the STEM Council, schools, students and communities who are impacted through partnerships and programming.

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Student working on Ramps and Pathways

Reflecting on 2018 STEM Council Programs

2018 brought many exciting programs, new projects and key milestones for the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. Here’s a brief reflection on STEM Council programs this past calendar year.

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Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council

New Members Appointed to Council

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is comprised of 50 members throughout Iowa, including leaders in education, business and industry, nonprofits and state and local government officials. This body of individuals helps guide the overall direction of the STEM Council to increase student interest, enhance engagement and improve STEM achievement in Iowa.

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