Tenth Year a Record-Setter for Teacher Externships

Iowa STEM Teacher Externships
Ten years ago, ten Iowa workplaces took a leap of faith, inviting high school STEM teachers into shops, plants, labs, worksites and offices for six-week externships.

Iowa STEM Teacher Externships Climbing to New Heights

Iowa STEM Teacher Externship Orientation

In its 10th year, the Iowa STEM Teacher Externships Program reached record-setting enrollment with 74 teachers signed up for immersive six-week experiences. Teachers recently gathered throughout the state to kick off their six-week Iowa STEM Teacher Externship experience with program orientation. Read more about Iowa STEM Teacher Externships Climbing to New Heights

Teachers "...take the flavor of work back to their students" through Externships

Map of Iowa

Zoom in for a close-up look at Externships of the Governor's STEM Advisory Council and you will find a mathematics teacher committing six summer weeks to learn data analytics with the Intelligent Solutions Group at John Deere's Urbandale facility. Read more about Teachers "...take the flavor of work back to their students" through Externships

Externship helps STEM teacher tie real-world concepts to ‘virtual’ careers

Educator tries virtual reality in Iowa STEM Teacher Externship

Design Mill, Inc. in Dubuque provides an emergent line of work, creating virtual reality experiences of warehouses for industrial clients to use in real estate or for employee training purposes. Like most STEM careers in Iowa, new ones like this crop up almost every day. Read more about Externship helps STEM teacher tie real-world concepts to ‘virtual’ careers

Local workplaces seeking STEM teacher expertise

If you are a teacher, you have probably wondered how your mathematics or science topics are used behind the walls of the manufacturing plant across town, or what kinds of roof-beam geometry and cement wall chemistry the construction crew uses to build that bridge up north or those new lofts downtown. Read more about Local workplaces seeking STEM teacher expertise

Let the match-making begin: Iowa STEM Teacher Externships

Iowa STEM Teacher Externships match-meeting at Lennox Industries

“Nobody knows what we do,” said an Ames manufacturer of hydrostatic transmissions, “despite the fact that we ship product around the world.” Read more about Let the match-making begin: Iowa STEM Teacher Externships

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