I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award

Honoring the 2019 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award Recipients

The 2019 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award recipients were recognized during STEM Day at the Capitol. In her remarks Libby Nelson, vice president and general counsel at Kemin Industries, expressed how proud Kemin Industries is to have sponsored the I.O.W.A.

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STEM Education + Workplace Partnerships Summit

STEM Education + Workplace Partnerships Summit Registration Opens

At a press conference on February 27, Gov. Kim Reynolds reaffirmed her vision for preparing Iowans for dynamic careers and lifelong learning by continuing to connect workforce, STEM and workplace partnerships.

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STEM Scale-Up Program

2019-2020 STEM Scale-Up Program Application Closes March 4

What is the STEM Scale-Up Program?

The STEM Scale-Up Program finds some of the state’s and nation’s high-quality programs and delivers them to Iowa educators. Each year, the STEM Council equips thousands of educators with STEM programs that inspire nearly 100,000 Iowa youth.

Ten programs complete the 2019-2020 STEM Scale-Up Program menu, including:

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Computer Science is Elementary

Computer Science is Elementary Project Application Closes March 29

Computational thinking is a new basic skill in the 21 st century. Building a strong foundation early for all students is critical. This will ensure students are well prepared later in their personal and professional lives, including for a dynamic workforce where a growing number of jobs require computational thinking.

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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 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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