Monsanto Huxley Learning Center

Summer Teacher Externships set up school year for STEM

The Iowa STEM Teacher Externships Year-End Forum helped “plant the seed” for new STEM curriculum tied to workplace needs for about five dozen Teacher Externs at Monsanto’s Huxley Learning Center in early August.

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Eric Grabe at Pella Corporation

Iowa STEM Teacher Externs to bring workplace to classroom this fall

“This test consists of cycling a damaged window through a series of positive and negative pressures that replicate the conditions of a hurricane moving in and out of the area,” said Eric Grabe, physics and computer teacher at Newton Senior High School, working this summer at Pella Corporation in

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Waterloo training for Making STEM Connections

Hundreds trained at summer professional development through the STEM Scale-Up Program

About one-sixth of Iowa’s K-12 students are about to experience the best of STEM at the hands of nearly 1,700 educators trained at more than 60 STEM Scale-Up Program professional development workshops this summer and fall.

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Iowa STEM Careers Video Series

Windows into STEM jobs – a new video series for Iowa

A young engineer at Accumold, a chemist at Wells Blue Bunny, an entomologist at DuPont Pioneer and a programmer at Acieta may be the next great ambassadors for Iowa STEM.

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Craig Johnson

MVP for Iowa STEM: Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson, executive director of the Iowa Academy of Science, first gained a passion for inspiring students while working as a professional meteorologist and making presentations at Iowa schools.

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MVP for Iowa STEM: Emily Abbas

MVP for Iowa STEM: Emily Abbas

Once a contracted agent for Iowa STEM, now a passionate volunteer to the cause, this month’s MVP for Iowa STEM has helped bring “Greatness STEMs from Iowans” to life.

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FY2016 Corporate Partners

Corporate Partners help expand the impact of Iowa STEM programs

The demand for talent to fill STEM jobs in Iowa drives the mission of the STEM Council—an “edu-nomic” development charge aiming now to bridge more school+business partnerships through exemplary STEM education in the PreK-12 arena.

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STEM School+Business Innovation Conference

STEM School+Business Innovation Conference lights a spark on new partnerships

The future of Iowa’s economy and workforce is about to get a boost from nearly 300 educators, principals/administrators, business leaders, economic/workforce development leaders and more who attended this past week’s STEM School+Business Innovation Conference.

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What a difference a day makes in STEM education

The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council celebrated its fifth anniversary on June 30, convening its members plus guests at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel to take stock on a number of strategic fronts as well as take aim on new ambitions.

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Iowa STEM Teacher Externships match-meeting at Lennox Industries

Let the match-making begin: Iowa STEM Teacher Externships

“Nobody knows what we do,” said an Ames manufacturer of hydrostatic transmissions, “despite the fact that we ship product around the world.”

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