Student Staff Fill Big Shoes for Iowa

Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council operations center student assistants

The efforts of capable student assistants at the STEM Council operations center, headquartered at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), help support myriad high-profile programs throughout the year. Read more about Student Staff Fill Big Shoes for Iowa

Faces of STEM: Assistant Director for Development Carrie Rankin's Path to STEM

Carrie Rankin

As assistant director for development for the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council, Carrie Rankin plays a key role in STEM Council efforts. Read more about Faces of STEM: Assistant Director for Development Carrie Rankin's Path to STEM

Faces of STEM: Ann Watts, the Driving Force Behind the Microsoft Imagine Academy

Ann Watts

Ann Watts leads the Microsoft Imagine Academy on behalf of the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council. The Imagine Academy provides a bridge from the classroom to the business world through Microsoft Office training and certification opportunities. Read more about Faces of STEM: Ann Watts, the Driving Force Behind the Microsoft Imagine Academy

Governor's STEM Advisory Council Charts Course Ahead

Governor Reynolds delivers opening remarks at STEM council meeting at Camp Dodge

In the throes of the largest single-unit overseas deployment since 2010 -- the 248th Aviation Support Battalion to Afghanistan and elsewhere, as well as deploying units to hurricane relief -- leaders at Camp Read more about Governor's STEM Advisory Council Charts Course Ahead

STEM Knows No Borders: Midwest STEM Forum V

Midwest STEM leaders in downtown Madison, Wisconsin

Iowa STEM Council members from DuPont-Pioneer, Rockwell Collins and John Deere summoned the executive director in 2012 to encourage more inter-state collaboration, "After all," they said, "...our businesses span these state borders." Solutions to talent development in Iowa or Wisconsin or North Dakota ought to be shared for the good of the region. Read more about STEM Knows No Borders: Midwest STEM Forum V

Regional Boards: The Backbone of Iowa STEM

Governor's STEM Council Southeast Regional Board

One of the earliest and most significant questions asked of and by the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council back in 2011 was how to deliver inspiration and innovation locally throughout the state. A working group of volunteers assembled around the question, chaired by DMACC President Rob Denson. Read more about Regional Boards: The Backbone of Iowa STEM

Regional STEM advisory boards help advance STEM locally

Northeast Regional STEM Advisory Board at South Winneshiek Community School District

Of the thousands of Iowans who power STEM throughout the state, a core cadre of nearly 150 people keep the wheels of progress turning. That group of 90 Regional STEM Advisory Board members and 47 members of the STEM Council is all appointed by Governor Branstad, all volunteers and all coordinated by one of six regional STEM managers as well as the STEM Council’s operations center at UNI. Read more about Regional STEM advisory boards help advance STEM locally

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