Mark Putnam

MVP for Iowa STEM: Dr. Mark Putnam

“I am here with a gift.” It is a phrase that Dr. Mark Putnam used when talking to Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, co-chair of the STEM Council, more than two years ago before being appointed to the STEM Council in August 2013.

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Davenport West High School utilizes Project Lead The Way's Computer Science program

Computer science gets Scaled-Up by Iowa STEM

With Computer Science Education Week right around the corner, the “T” in STEM is in the spotlight once more through Code.org and the STEM Council’s “Code Iowa” partnership.

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Southwest Regional STEM Manager Deb Frazee visits Hamburg Elementary

Grab a hat and strap on boots: No day is typical for a Regional STEM Manager

They are Regional STEM Managers for the STEM Council. Yet, their title does not do justice in explaining or honoring the dozens of hats that each of them wear in their respective STEM regions.

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Straight Outta STEM Council

For the founding members of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council it likely comes as a mild shock to be reminded that last month marked the STEM Council’s fourth anniversary.

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Northeast Community School district use new space for STEM BEST program

Twelve more business-education partnerships set to innovate

The Iowa STEM network that has helped nurture, grow and establish four STEM Redesigned Learning Environments (RLE) and five STEM Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers (BEST) models in the state during the last two years has now awarded 12 more of these business-education partnership prototype

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Gaining ground on the STEM endorsement

Teachers and teacher candidates in Iowa now have the option of picking up an endorsement to teach STEM thanks to a collaborative effort of the STEM Council and the Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE).

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Valerie Newhouse

MVP for Iowa STEM: Valerie Newhouse

This month’s MVP for Iowa STEM is a true leading lady in “STEM for all,” powering momentum behind local, regional and statewide STEM efforts through various roles on and off the STEM Council.

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Howard-Winneshiek Community School District students particpate in ST Math, Scale-Up program

Using the “T” to teach the “M” — ST Math scales across Iowa

It is not your typical kindergarten classroom. Although full of the boundless energy of youth, the room is so quiet you would hear a pin drop.

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MVP for Iowa STEM: Kemin Industries

Kemin Industries, known for its “inspired molecular solutions,” inspires STEM solutions as well in partnership with the STEM Council by serving as an example for business and industry partners who wish to help ignite young Iowan minds toward STEM

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