MVP for Iowa STEM: Gail Wortmann

Gail Wortmann

Among all of the programs and resources offered by the STEM Council, the majority focus on equipping Iowa’s educators with the tools necessary to inspire a new generation of STEM-literate-and-talented Iowans interested and able to fill the most in-demand jobs of today and the future. Read more about MVP for Iowa STEM: Gail Wortmann

MVP for Iowa STEM: DMACC President Rob Denson

DMACC Prsident, Rob Denson, speaks at a STEM council meeting

With a near-perfect attendance record and a long history of contributions to the foundation of Iowa STEM, it is no surprise that this month’s MVP for Iowa Read more about MVP for Iowa STEM: DMACC President Rob Denson

MVP for Iowa STEM: Catherine Swoboda

Catherine Swoboda

With STEM comes the ability to problem solve—a trait needed more and more in today’s world where new  diseases emerge, economies roil and the atmosphere endures assault. Read more about MVP for Iowa STEM: Catherine Swoboda

MVP for Iowa STEM: Gary Scholten and The Principal Financial Group

The Principal, an international financial services company headquartered in Des Moines, represents “the principle” idea of what it means for a business to demonstrate its passion and vested interest in Iowa STEM, especially with The Principal’s support in providing one of the company’s top leaders, Gary Scholten, executive vice president and chief information officer, to serve on the STEM Counc Read more about MVP for Iowa STEM: Gary Scholten and The Principal Financial Group

MVP for Iowa STEM: Beth Hochstedler

STEM Council member Beth Hochstedler works with a collegaue and students at new STEM BEST model

A strong advocate for education at both the state and national levels, Beth Hochstedler’s passion for Iowa STEM pre-dates her appointment to the STEM Council in 2013. Read more about MVP for Iowa STEM: Beth Hochstedler

MVP for Iowa STEM: Dr. Mark Putnam

Mark Putnam

“I am here with a gift.” It is a phrase that Dr. Mark Putnam used when talking to Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, co-chair of the STEM Council, more than two years ago before being appointed to the STEM Council in August 2013. Read more about MVP for Iowa STEM: Dr. Mark Putnam

MVP for Iowa STEM: Valerie Newhouse

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 about MVP for Iowa STEM: Valerie Newhouse

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

MVP for Iowa STEM: Deb Dunkhase

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 about MVP for Iowa STEM: Deb Dunkhase

MVP for Iowa STEM: Pat Barnes

Pat Barnes

John Deere Inspire’s Pat Barnes has also inspired the STEM Council from day one through the development of the initiative to its widespread success throughout Iowa. Read more about MVP for Iowa STEM: Pat Barnes