STEM Festival

Get involved in Fall STEM Festivals

As the temperatures begin to get cooler, warm up the mind with hands-on STEM activities for the entire family. Fall STEM Festivals are held in multiple communities throughout each of the six STEM regions. While each festival is unique, they all include educational and entertaining activities designed to increase interest in STEM.

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Iowa STEM Teacher Externship Program

Workplace Hosts Sign-up for 2019 STEM Teacher Externship Program

Part of the mission of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is to provide work-based learning opportunities. The Iowa STEM Teacher Externship Program is a unique opportunity for workplaces to build mutually beneficial partnerships with some of Iowa’s talented STEM educators and impact the future workforce.

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Future Ready Iowa Regional Summit

STEM Council Takes Part in Regional Summits

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is pleased to support the Future Ready Iowa Regional Summits taking place across Iowa this fall to help further the goal of preparing Iowa’s future workforce.

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MVP for Iowa STEM: Teri Vos

MVP for Iowa STEM: Teri Vos and Vermeer Corporation

The STEM Council focuses on helping grow the next generation of innovators and makers. Those attributes are at the heart of this month’s MVP for Iowa STEM, Teri Vos, Community Relations Manager for Vermeer Corporation. Vos has actively served on the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council since 2015.

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Students at a computer

New STEM Council Project Announced

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council recently announced a new project to launch six innovative computer science elementary schools. The six high-poverty schools will be competitively selected to transform existing buildings with engaging computer science instruction. This will create more opportunity for their students, including real-life work experiences with area employers.

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I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award Program Nominations Open

Nominations Open for I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award Program

Do you know a teacher doing outstanding work in the STEM fields? Show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2019 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award Program. Nominations are currently being accepted through Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

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Youth take part in STEM Scale-Up Program

Innovation Fund Application Opens September 4

A goal of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is to support research-based STEM education proven to promote, inspire and engage youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities and to introduce youth and their parents to careers through STEM.

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Child interacts with STEM Day at the Fair exhibit

STEM Day at the Fair was a Blue Ribbon Day

While the Iowa State Fair caps the summer for many Iowans each year, STEM Day at the Iowa State Fair offered many exciting demonstrations and hands-on STEM activities to get students and families excited for the school year.

Held on August 19, STEM Day at the Fair featured 23 exhibiting partners, six stage acts and eight corporate sponsors.

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Training for Computer Science Principles

Educators Take Part in STEM Scale-Up Program Training

Hundreds of Iowa educators from across Iowa are taking part in STEM Scale-Up Program training for implementation of the programs this fall. Nearly 600 STEM Scale-Up Program applications were awarded, impacting nearly 100,000 students during the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Iowa STEM Teacher Externships Forum

Forum Caps Record Year of Iowa STEM Teacher Externships

After a record-setting year in the number of externs, a passionate group of educators, business hosts and mentors filled the room at the Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny Campus for the Iowa STEM Teacher Externships Year-End Forum to share experiences and collaborate on how to incorporate those experiences into their classrooms.

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