West Branch High School Science Teacher Kristen Westpheling is completing a summer STEM Teacher Externship at Vectronic Aerospac

STEM Teachers Gain Valuable Summer Workplace Experience

Following a year of shutdowns and remote work scenarios, the Iowa STEM Teacher Externships Program has rebounded with 70 teacher externs partnering with local workplaces across Iowa to gain authentic work experiences that will translate into classroom instruction and career preparation.  
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New logos for STEM Scale-Up Program, the STEM BEST Program, the STEM Teacher Externship Program and the Iowa STEM Teacher Award.

STEM Council Launches Program Logos

“The success of Iowa’s STEM programs has earned them each a recognizable brand.
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Graduates from the STEM Council’s STEM BEST Program models across Iowa cited these “lasting impressions” of their involvement.

Return on Investment for STEM BESTs

"STEM BEST has provided me the skills and techniques necessary to handle a large variety of problems in my life, as well as improved my social skills.

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Students and families can take part in exciting STEM activities throughout summer.

Enjoy Summertime with STEM

There are many STEM opportunities available this summer to engage minds in learning while having fun. The STEM Council Network Team offers a variety of virtual and in-person, hands-on learning opportunities, including the upcoming events below:

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Richardson Elementary in Fort Madison receives computer science instruction through Computer Science is Elementary project.

Richardson Elementary Advances Computer Science Despite Pandemic

In 2019, 12 high-poverty schools were selected to transform their schools into models of innovative computer science instruction by the close of the 2020-21 school year.

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Roger Hargens, former STEM Council co-chair, provides remarks at the 2019 STEM Day at the State Fair.

Save the Date for Upcoming STEM Events

Every year, the STEM Council hosts various events that engage Iowans and advance STEM initiatives across the state. Last year, in-person events were reimagined out of caution and safety measures.

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Diane Young has been appointed STEM Council co-chair to serve alongside Governor Reynolds.

New Co-Chair to Champion STEM Council

Governor Kim Reynolds appointed Foundation Analytical Laboratory Owner and Director of Technical Services, Diane Young, to serve as the next
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The 22nd meeting of the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council.

After 15-month Hiatus, STEM Advisory Council Meeting #22

The twenty-second convening of the STEM Advisory Council was held at the Iowa State University (ISU) Student Innovation Center on April 29.

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The STEM Council is seeking inspirational stories of STEM impact from the past ten years.

Inspirational Stories Share Decade of Impact

Since the STEM Council was formed in 2011, nearly 1,000,000 students have been impacted by the programs and opportunities. Below are some of those stories from the STEM Council’s decade of impact.
 
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Tips for implementing authentic learning for students through the STEM BEST Program.

Insider Look at Launching a STEM BEST Program

Authentic learning experiences allow students to gain important life skills at an early age, while equipping them for future education and employment opportunities.
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