Parkview Middle School Mathematics Teacher Genna Kinley was a 2019 STEM Teacher Extern with John Deere

STEM Teacher Externships on Track for Summer 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our learning environments, workplaces, social gatherings and more. People around the world are looking at things through a new lens and rapidly making adjustments to safely and effectively deliver instructions, products and services in our communities.

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Aris Winger to lead STEM equity workshop

Fostering Equity in the STEM Classroom

Fostering Equity in the STEM Classroom is a professional development experience for educators, administrators and community members prioritizing equity, diversity and inclusion.

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STEM BEST Program

Far Reaching Benefits of STEM BEST

Still contemplating applying to become a STEM BEST (Business Engaging Students and Teachers) Program? Jeff Grebin from Stanton Community School District, an awardee of the 2019-2020 STEM BEST Program in Southwest Iowa, shares genuine experience in deciding to take the leap and complete an application for STEM BEST Program award.

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STEM Education through the Pandemic

STEM Education through the Pandemic

As many Iowans are faced with the challenges of homebound learning, the STEM Council facilitated a Twitter chat to connect STEM educators and families to each other and to ideas.

There was a whirlwind of insights, resources and information shared from participants in response to the following questions.

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 Students from Saint Albert Catholic Schools received hands-on experience with robot-assisted technology in Council Bluffs.

Inspiring the Next Generation of STEM Professionals

Today’s students will be the innovators and enterprising members of our future workforce, leading change in unprecedented circumstances and rising to meet the needs of our communities.
 
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150 Iowa schools take part in the Microsoft Imagine Academy each year.

IT Certification Expands Future with Computer Science

Since 2014, the STEM Council has been providing a complete information technology (IT) education solution through the Microsoft Imagine Academy. This program is designed to help drive employability, digital literacy, technical and STEM-focused training and certification, and 21st-century workforce development for students.
 
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Tomorrow STEMs from Iowa PSA

STEM Opportunities Progress in Iowa

The spread of COVID-19 has necessitated change in gatherings, learning, social distancing and more. Despite the challenges, the STEM Council remains committed to providing access to STEM programming and resources in the safest manner possible. Below are some of our exciting opportunities coming up.

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Educators, employers, students, parents, legislators and guests assembled at the State Capitol for STEM Day at the Capitol 2020.

Hundreds Celebrate STEM Day at State Capitol

STEM exhibits, featuring nearly 200 Iowans, lined the Capitol Rotunda on February 19 for STEM Day at the Capitol. A total of 23 in and out of school displays were present, featuring students who demonstrated the impact of STEM programming in their lives.

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2020 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award recipients were honored at STEM Day at the Capitol.

2020 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Awardees Honored at State Capitol

The 2020 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award recipients were recognized during STEM Day at the Capitol. Sponsored by Kemin Industries, the award is given to teachers who go above and beyond to inspire student interest in and awareness of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

The 2020 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award recipients include:

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