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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Registration is now open for the Transforming Education for the Workforce Summit.

Registration Opens for 2020 Statewide STEM Summit: Transforming Education for the Workforce

During remarks at STEM Day at the Capitol, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the 2020 statewide STEM summit, “Transforming Education for the Workforce.” Presented by the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and Future Ready Iowa, the summit will be held on April 14, 2020, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

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More students who participated in STEM Scale-Up Programs were very interested in pursuing a STEM career.

STEM Education Produces Positive Impact on Future Workforce

The STEM Council recently released the 2018-2019 Iowa STEM Evaluation Report showing continued growth and impact on Iowa’s educators and future workforce.

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21st convening of the Governor's STEM Advisory Council.

Governor's STEM Education Advisory Council Charts the Future

With a mission of helping people connect to career goals and achieve financial stability, the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families set the stage for the 21st convening of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. The meeting primarily focused on sustainability and expansion of work-based learning.
 
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PLTW Cybersecurity is one of thirteen world-class STEM Scale-Up Programs being delivered to educators across Iowa.

Top STEM Education Innovations to Scale Across Iowa

The concept was hatched by the STEM Council in its first year: Devise a system by which youth across Iowa, especially those most deserving, enjoy some of the best STEM education kits, curricula, software, games and courses the world has to offer. Scale-Up was born, the most heavily invested program of any conducted by the Council’s network team.
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