Bill Gelhaus gets hands on during his Teacher Externship expirence.

Seeds of Teacher Externships sown in spring

The most valuable professional development experience they have ever had is how 93 percent of participants describe the STEM Council's Real World Externships for Teachers of mathematics, science and technology.

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Rachel Hurley

MVP for Iowa STEM: Rachel Hurley

Although her role outside the STEM Council has changed in the last few years, Rachel Hurley, an original member of the STEM Council, has not changed in her passion for Iowa STEM.

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New look for IowaSTEM.gov

Long a workhorse for the STEM Council, though nothing of a show horse, the venerable, albeit clunky, IowaSTEM.gov website received a makeover.

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Lewis Central Middle School students use STEM Scale-Up program, "Engineering is Elementary"

STEM Scale-Up program sets sail into year four

Nearly 3,000 educators throughout Iowa will take the lead on engaging more than 100,000 young learners with top STEM Scale-Up programs for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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The Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival in Waterloo

Regional STEM festivals sweep the state

Regional STEM managers and their regional advisory boards are hard at work, uniting schools, businesses, nonprofits, higher education institutions, out-of-school educators and entire communities in bringing family STEM festivals to towns and cities across Iowa.

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New pathway for partnerships: STEM Council's Seal of Approval

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council recently added a new recognition system to the Iowa STEM toolbox, referred to as the STEM Council's Seal of Approval, which recognizes the great STEM happening organically across Iowa.

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Fourth annual Iowa STEM Summit

Interest piques at 2015 Iowa STEM Summit

Symbolic of Iowa's broad-spectrum commitment to STEM education, record-setting attendance at the fourth annual Iowa STEM Summit drew in STEM leaders from eight states, including 13 percent business and economic development, 10 percent public universities, 33 percent preK-12 education, 12 percent

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Cowles Montessori Elemntary School students expirement with STEM Scale-Up programs

Behind the Curtain: Scale-Up in Iowa STEM

Professionals, the saying goes, make the difficult look easy. The people behind the scenes, bringing top-notch STEM to thousands of educators and 10 times more youth across Iowa, navigate many potholes in the process.

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Teacher Kacia Cain, recieves South Central STEM regions Education award for Inspired Teaching

Outstanding STEM Educators Recognized with Inaugural Award

Iowa’s STEM Advisory Council partnered this year with Kemin Industries to seek out and recognized six of the best STEM teachers in Iowa. It was a monumental task, given all of the superior educators across our state.

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Governor Terry Branstad speaks at the annual STEM Day at the Capitol

STEM showcased at the Statehouse

With the goal of showing Iowa lawmakers how far STEM in Iowa has come while having quite a distance yet to go, the STEM Council alongside partners in STEM from across Iowa impressed legislators (and each other) with hands-on, interactive and student-focused learning innovations at STEM Day at the

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