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Wartburg College

Waverly, Iowa

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Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, Iowa

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Grand View University

Des Moines, Iowa

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University of Dubuque

Dubuque, Iowa

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State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa

The state's environmental laboratory tests water, air, soil and just about anything else that may affect the health of Iowans.

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Maths Doctor

A UK-based mathematics company has free online video resources and practice worksheets to improve math skills from shapes to algebra to data handling.

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The Ugly Truth - State by State Comparison of Education in America

A report compiled by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) and National Chamber Foundation (NCF).

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Online Schools and Colleges

A thorough database of accredited, online institutions and degree programs, with in-depth information including the specific accreditations of each institution.

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Best Online Colleges in Iowa

We looked at the stats of these twenty schools in terms of the success of their graduates, services that are available to online students, and reputation. We analyzed these numbers in the context of the Best Schools methodology and identified the strongest performers in the state of Iowa.

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Accredited Online Schools

Each year, millions of college students use online learning to earn a degree in a fast and flexible way. But which program makes the most sense for you, and where do you start? Explore accredited online schools by major, state or degree level to narrow the field and find a higher education option that fits.

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MoneyGeek: Finding the Right College Online

Earning a degree from an online college is one of the best ways to get the education needed to land your dream job, but where do you start? How do you know where to apply, what to look for, and if the college is even trustworthy? This guide covers seven steps you must take before enrolling in an online college, but first let's define what qualifies as an online college.

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College Success for Women in STEM

The following guide introduces the issues surrounding the lack of women in STEM fields and serves as a resource for girls and young women who are interested in pursuing careers in STEM. It includes in-depth research and interviews covering the most popular degrees for women currently entering a STEM field, how campuses are making an effort to foster a welcoming environment for women, female STEM pioneers and experts in the field today, and scholarships for women in STEM.

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Nursing Schools Guide

At Nursing Schools Guide, we pride ourselves on researching nearly every nursing school, degree program, and career. It is our goal to do the leg work for our readers (you), so you can know that you are reading trusted, detailed information that can help you figure out which nursing degree or school is the best option for you.

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Area 515 Des Moines Makerspace

The Des Moines Makerspace is a non-profit community of makers, artists, and hobbyists. Our shared workspace offers the tools, technology, and resources you need to make your projects and hobbies a reality. Come create something! Need help? Our informal classes, user groups, and shared expertise will help you develop the skills you need to finally start your dream project.

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Iowa Public Television

A great resource for parents, teachers and kids for all things regarding STEM learning.

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Computer Engineering Degrees

Today, computer engineers are very highly sought after. Computer engineers are now developing the most complex and innovative forms of technology that we all use today. The founders of Google, Facebook, and Amazon, several of the largest, most respectable companies in the United States, came about because of their technology developed by computer engineers.

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Discovery Student Adventure

Experience People to People Ambassador Programs’ more than 50 years of cultural connections, life-changing activities and access to iconic places on the educational adventure of a lifetime.

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Cinnamon Ridge Dairy

Located in Donahue, this high-tech dairy farm uses computers and robotics full-time. They host K-12 school tours, providing students an example of the use of technology in agriculture.

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Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation

Is a nonprofit organization born around the concern of businesses who identified a need to retain young people in rural areas to bolster the economic impact of dairy farms in Northeast Iowa through education, demonstration and research.

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Common Core State Standards –Mathematics

Coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), this website was developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.

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21st Century Community Learning Centers

The Des Moines Public Schools offers academic programming, recreational enrichment, and family literacy to students and families. STEM activities are necessary for students to gain 21st century workforce skills.

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Iowa Museum of Natural History

Housed at The University of Iowa, this museum offers permanent and temporary gallery exhibits on a variety of scientific themes, and offers educational programs for all ages.

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Women and Minorities in STEM

In addition to the need for more qualified workers, STEM careers provide exciting opportunities for breaking the norm and offering upward mobility and economic security to women and minorities; groups disproportionately affected by poverty. The following guide provides an insider’s look at STEM industries, explores why women and minorities have traditionally been underrepresented in these fields and what is being done to change the status quo.

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Community Youth Concepts

Community Youth Concepts' mission is to engage and connect Iowa students through youth development programming and to provide coaching, training, and technical assistance in best practices to youth-serving non-profits.  Community Youth Concepts also offers STEM Programs where students can explore interests in STEM fields and work together on creative and educational projects. 

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Careers in Computer Engineering

Career hardware engineers research, design and develop computing components (e.g. microprocessors, networks, routers) to create faster, better and more powerful computing systems.

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Masters Degree in Cybersecurity in Iowa

In December 2015, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad ordered state officials to begin developing a strategy that would better prepare the state in the event of a cyberattack. Career opportunities for cybersecurity professionals in Iowa range from state government agencies like the Iowa Information Security Office and the Iowa Department of Homeland Security, to private cybersecurity businesses like Armolon Corporation, to large Iowa corporations like A.Y. McDonald Manufacturing Company in Dubuque and McLeodUSA in Cedar Rapids.

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BestColleges.com: STEM Careers

STEM” is an abbreviation for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Predominantly, these are the fields in which new industries, businesses, and human possibilities are conceived. STEM workers solve everyday problems, research and analyze data about the world around us, and use their knowledge to design everything from computer programs to prosthetic limbs. STEM workers occupy jobs ranging from food science technician to cartographer, engineering manager to database administrator.

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Careers in Computer Science

The field of computer science has led the way in creating secure, well-paying jobs over the last decade—and that trend is expected to continue. Professionals in the field can pick from myriad established specialties, all with solid employment outlooks and good earning potential, or look to one of the emerging careers in the field. The keys to building a great future in computer science are knowing the available options and laying out a sound plan to get started.

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National Science Teachers Association

The group promotes excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all by collaborating more than 60,000 teachers, administrators, scientists and business and industry leaders involved in and committed to science education.

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Six Characteristics of Great STEM Lesson

A great outline of how to prepare the perfect STEM lesson for your classroom.

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Teach Iowa Scholars Program

The Teach Iowa Scholar Program provides qualified first-year Iowa teachers with awards of up to $4,000 a year, for a maximum of five years, for teaching in Iowa schools in designated shortage areas.

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National Science Teachers Association

The group promotes excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all by collaborating more than 60,000 teachers, administrators, scientists and business and industry leaders involved in and committed to science education.

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Master's in Data Science

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

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GO! Exploring the World of Transportation

Go! is a free, dynamic online magazine for teens on education and careers in transportation, a key STEM field.

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GO! Exploring the World of Transportation

Go! is a free, dynamic online magazine for teens on education and careers in transportation, a key STEM field.

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Master's in Data Science

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

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Belin-Blank Center

Hosted at the University of Iowa, Belin-Blank Center focuses on the educational community and STEM programming for elementary to high school students.

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Belin-Blank Center

Hosted at the University of Iowa, Belin-Blank Center focuses on the educational community and STEM programming for elementary to high school students.

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Belin-Blank Center

Hosted at the University of Iowa, Belin-Blank Center focuses on the educational community and STEM programming for elementary to high school students.

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Belin-Blank Center

Hosted at the University of Iowa, Belin-Blank Center focuses on the educational community and STEM programming for elementary to high school students.

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STEM Study

Florida Polytechnic University launched STEMStudy.com, as a handy, easy-to-use resource for high school students and their parents who are considering a STEM-focused college degree program. The site contains information and tools about the college preparation and application process, including a financial aid calculator, STEM careers glossary and an application checklist with tips to consider through all four years of high school.

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STEM Study

Florida Polytechnic University launched STEMStudy.com, as a handy, easy-to-use resource for high school students and their parents who are considering a STEM-focused college degree program. The site contains information and tools about the college preparation and application process, including a financial aid calculator, STEM careers glossary and an application checklist with tips to consider through all four years of high school.

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Tagged as STEM Opportunities | STEM Jobs | Students | Parents Updated on Oct 25, 2016

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STEM Study

Florida Polytechnic University launched STEMStudy.com, as a handy, easy-to-use resource for high school students and their parents who are considering a STEM-focused college degree program. The site contains information and tools about the college preparation and application process, including a financial aid calculator, STEM careers glossary and an application checklist with tips to consider through all four years of high school.

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STEM Study

Florida Polytechnic University launched STEMStudy.com, as a handy, easy-to-use resource for high school students and their parents who are considering a STEM-focused college degree program. The site contains information and tools about the college preparation and application process, including a financial aid calculator, STEM careers glossary and an application checklist with tips to consider through all four years of high school.

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REAP Conservation Education Grant

Got an idea to advance environmental literacy, but lack funds?  The Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP) annually awards $350,000 for conservation education in Iowa. Plan now for the November 1 grant deadline. The average grant award is approximately $22,000, and mini-grants for $3,500 or less are also available.

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Tagged as Grants | Educational Resources Updated on Jul 30, 2015

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REAP Conservation Education Grant

Got an idea to advance environmental literacy, but lack funds?  The Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP) annually awards $350,000 for conservation education in Iowa. Plan now for the November 1 grant deadline. The average grant award is approximately $22,000, and mini-grants for $3,500 or less are also available.

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Tagged as Grants | Educational Resources Updated on Jul 30, 2015