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STEM BEST Office Hours

The STEM Advisory Council's Project Coordinator, Tanya Hunt, has set aside time to connect with anyone who wants to learn more about the STEM BEST Program. Each week, she will host office hours to discuss topics relevant to STEM BEST and answer any questions.

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Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council

A Decade of Igniting Skills for the Future, Curiosity for Life

The STEM Council is celebrating 10 years of progress toward increased interest and achievement in STEM education for all Iowans.

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Iowa STEM Evaluation Report

STEM Evaluation Report Indicates Progress and Opportunities

The STEM Council released the 2019-2020 Iowa STEM Evaluation Report, which highlights the statewide impact of STEM Council’s programs on PreK-12 students and teachers across the state.

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Students learning about robots

STEM BEST Application Opens

The STEM Council is now accepting applications for the STEM BEST (Business Engaging Students and Teachers) Program, which brings schools and businesses together to provide students with real workplace experiences while earning academic credits.

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2021 Iowa STEM Teacher Award Recipients

Six Educators Recognized for Outstanding STEM Teaching

Six educators, one from each of the STEM Regions in Iowa, were recently awarded the 2021 Iowa STEM Teacher Award.

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The STEM Advisory Council met in January 2020 to define priorities for the years to come.

STEM Council Vision Sharpened in 2020

January 31, 2020, the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council set about defining a course for the years to come. Strategizing commenced with small group discussions as to top priorities on the horizon.

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STEM Essential Podcast Season 3

Iowa Leaders Star in STEM Essential Podcast: Vaccination, by STEM!

The STEM Council launched the third series of its podcast, STEM Essential. The theme of this series, sponsored by Accumold, is “Vaccination, by STEM!” and features Iowans on the front lines behind developing, distributing and administering COVID-19 vaccines.

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STEM Council team members were in the Capitol Rotunda sharing STEM’s return on investment as part of STEM Day at the Capitol.

Sharing Impact at STEM Day at the Capitol

A scaled-back, health-secured STEM Day at the Capitol was held on February 17.

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Regional STEM Advisory Boards and the STEM Network Team met to collaborate on future priorities and opportunities.

Excellence Across STEM Regions: Mega-convening of Regional Boards

More than 80 Iowans, made up of board members from each of the six STEM Regions and the STEM Network team, joined the Regional STEM Advisory Boards Virtual Mega Meeting earlier this month.

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Twelve innovative Scale-Up Programs are available for the 2021-2022 academic year. Apply today!

STEM Delivers Fresh, New Scale-Up Menu

Soon after the STEM Council was established in 2011, the idea was fleshed out by a committee for a system that shares some of the nation’s best STEM lessons, labs, kits, software and professional development with PreK-12 students and educators in school, in afterschool programs and in other educa

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