Iowa STEM moves with Intel i7 speed on computer science

Lincoln Elementary School coding girls

The Computer Science (CS) Working Group of the STEM Council is micro-processing at 4 GHz on a number of levels to realize our state’s leadership expectations in CS. Read more about Iowa STEM moves with Intel i7 speed on computer science

Business, take in a teacher and transform a school

Here’s a quiz for you: What Iowa STEM program, after getting jumpstarted by a Career Awareness grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority, earned a million dollar boost from the National Science Foundation? Read more about Business, take in a teacher and transform a school

STEM BEST builds partnerships in rural Iowa

The STEM Council is focused on growing a STEM-talented workforce that stays in Iowa. To do that, the STEM BEST (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) models awarded in 2014 have started a trend in Iowa to bring local business and schools together and introduce students to STEM opportunities in their hometowns, counties and regions. Read more about STEM BEST builds partnerships in rural Iowa

Scaling the best of STEM to young Iowans

Sixth-graders at Lewis Central Middle School in Council Bluffs enjoy Engineering is Elementary, one of 11 programs offered to educators and their students on the 2016-17 STEM Scale-Up Program menu.

The launch of the STEM Scale-Up Program is the most significant annual undertaking by the STEM Council’s operations team. This month marks the start of a rollout of the best of STEM to more than 100,000 Iowan students with the support of a couple thousand educators. Read more about Scaling the best of STEM to young Iowans

Computer science gets Scaled-Up by Iowa STEM

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

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. This year, the new Computer Science and Software Engineering course by Project Lead The Way helps support these IT efforts in Iowa. Read more about Computer science gets Scaled-Up by Iowa STEM

Twelve more business-education partnerships set to innovate

Northeast Community School district use new space for STEM BEST program

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 prototypes in Iowa. Read more about Twelve more business-education partnerships set to innovate

‘Crack the code’ to computer science with Code Iowa

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 about Gaining ground on the STEM endorsement

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

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

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. Every child is seated, eyes glued to their iPads, headphones on, some smiling and some intently focused on reaching the next level in a game called, ST (Spatial-Temporal) Math. Read more about Using the “T” to teach the “M” — ST Math scales across Iowa

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 careers. Read more about MVP for Iowa STEM: Kemin Industries