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).

Read More →
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.

Read More →
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.

Read More →

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

Read More →
103 Iowa STEM advocates attend the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council

STEM Council Meeting XIII focuses on how to sustain Iowa STEM foundation

Two heads are better than one—or rather in this instance—103 heads. The STEM Council convened for the 13th meeting alongside invited regional STEM advisory board members and other stakeholders to develop new ideas on advancing and sustaining the state’s STEM effort.

Read More →
Iowa State Representative Dave Jacoby speaks to STEM leaders

Together = Better: Midwest STEM leaders compare notes

Iowa’s third annual convening of neighboring state STEM leaders and partners was a charm.

Read More →

Results are in: Strong year for Iowa STEM!

Iowans have come to trust and depend on the independent assessment of Iowa STEM each year by the inter-university consortium of Iowa State University’s Research Institute for Studies in Education (RISE), University of Iowa’s Iowa Testing Program, and the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for S

Read More →
STEM Day at the Iowa State fair

“Nothing Compares” to STEM Day at the Iowa State Fair

Some people come for the butter cow. Some people come for the carnival rides. Yet, on the last day of the Iowa State Fair, thousands of people took a detour from the regular attractions to take part in a family-fun STEM experience on the Grand Concourse.

Read More →
Deb Dunkhase

MVP for Iowa STEM: Deb Dunkhase

An early champion for out-of-school or informal STEM, Deb Dunkhase helped win STEM Council support for the programs happening in Iowa’s museums, libraries and other popular places for students after the school day ends.

Read More →
Governor Kim Reynolds speaks to Teacher Externs

Teacher Externs to bring the world of work back to classrooms this fall

For teachers, there is no better way to kick off the school year than with a new lesson plan in hand completely inspired by a summer spent chin-deep in the world of business and industry.

Read More →