Students participate in computer science learning

Computer Science is Elementary Adds Six More Schools

Six additional elementary schools received $50,000 grants each to transform themselves into models of innovative computer science instruction through a joint project of the Iowa Department of Education and the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council.
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Iowa STEM Regional Managers

Regional STEM Managers Translate Policy into Practice

This coming summer, hundreds of Iowa educators will participate in professional development associated with the STEM Scale-Up Program of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council.
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Iowa STEM Teacher Externships

Tenth Year a Record-Setter for Teacher Externships

Ten years ago, ten Iowa workplaces took a leap of faith, inviting high school STEM teachers into shops, plants, labs, worksites and offices for six-week externships.
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Bridging Business and Education through STEM BEST

Currently, the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is accepting applicationsfor new STEM work-based learning models, known as the Iowa STEM BEST®(Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) Program A total of 50 STEM BEST® Programs ha
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2019 STEM Education + Workplace Partnerships Summit

2019 STEM Education + Workplace Partnerships Summit

The STEM Education + Workplace Partnerships: Governor's 2019 Future Ready Iowa Summit brought together leaders from across the state to discuss innovative education-workplace partnerships emerging across Iowa. 
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Regardless of where they live, Iowans are ever more likely to have read, seen or heard about STEM education.

Adult Iowans' Evolving Attitudes toward STEM

This year’s annual survey of Iowans, conducted by the Center for Social and Behavioral Research (CSBR) at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), indicates growing awareness and support for STEM education. This seventh year, 1,006 randomly selected citizens were asked their perceptions of STEM in both English and Spanish.

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New chemistry lab at West Delaware High School

STEM BEST Chemistry Lab Makeover

Work-based learning got personal for a West Delaware High School chemistry student. In 2017-2018 the high school offered a new elective, DelCo BEST. This class connects students with local businesses to undertake real-world, work-based projects and create authentic learning opportunities.

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Iowa STEM Teacher Extern and Carlisle High School Science teacher Aaron Hahn

"Today's youth will be the innovators of tomorrow who carry Kemin into the future."* Why Businesses Take Part in Externships

There are roughly 40,000 Iowa businesses of five employees or more. Each one depends on education systems to prepare their future hires. What better way to assure applicants come to the door commanding the skills and knowledge needed than to partner with local teachers in shaping what gets taught and how?

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Computer Science is Elementary

Computer Science is Elementary Grant Awardees Announced

Governor Kim Reynolds announced at today’s STEM Education + Workplace Partnerships: Governor's 2019 Future Ready Iowa Summit the six schools selected to receive $50,000 grants each as part of the Computer Science is Elementary project.

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Regional STEM Advisory Board meeting

Iowa’s Indispensable Regional STEM Advisory Boards

Originally designed by a taskforce of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council in 2012 as means for coordination and communication, Iowa’s six Regional STEM Advisory Boards have evolved to do so much more.

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