The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is a collaboration of bi-partisan Iowa legislators, educators, business, nonprofits, students and families focused on improving STEM opportunities and awareness in Iowa.
Simply put, STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Science – Study of the nature of the universe
Technology – Applying information to the design of goods and services
Engineering – Application of knowledge for the benefit of humanity
Mathematics – Universal language of nature
But, the impact of these disciplines is greater than the sum of their parts. When STEM is embraced, the learning focus is a game-changer for the way Iowa youth explore, learn and grow both in and out of the classroom.
The goal of increasing STEM interest and achievement is critical to regaining Iowa’s historic legacy as a leader in education and workforce development. In fact, STEM will be a vital economic development advantage for quality job growth in our state, as STEM graduates are in great demand to meet current and future workforce needs.
The Advisory Council is made up of leaders in higher education, business, pre-K through 12 educators, as well as state and local governments. The group is led by Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds and Vermeer Corp. President and CEO Mary Andringa. Programs of the Council are delivered to Iowans through a statewide network anchored to regional hubs at universities and community colleges.
Please explore our site and let us know how you can help, because Greatness STEMs from Iowans like you!