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Fourth annual Midwest STEM Forum

High yields for Midwest STEM at DuPont Pioneer

Befitting a company known for its high-yield seeds, a bountiful harvest of STEM solutions were shared at DuPont Pioneer in Johnston last week, the site of the Midwest STEM Forum.

The fourth... Read More →

Newest STEM Council Members

New voices, perspectives join Iowa’s STEM crusade

STEM Council member turnover is a bittersweet necessity as Iowa’s nationally-acclaimed statewide STEM program evolves in a cycle of continuous improvement. Exiting members leave indelible records... Read More →

STEM Council Meeting 16

STEM Council Meeting is Sweet XVI

September closed with a gathering of Iowa’s STEM leaders who make up the STEM Council, marking the 16th meeting in five years. Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Ankeny... Read More →

Carrie Rankin and Kris Kilibarda

Better together – Iowa STEM participates in national partnership for science and STEM education

The Iowa Department of Education (IDOE) has been invited to participate in a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant that will look at helping design structures and processes to effectively... Read More →

Iowa STEM Evaluation Report

2015-2016 Iowa STEM Evaluation Report

Iowa’s STEM Council practices what it preaches when it comes to data-driven decision-making. Measures of performance enable an annual cycle of continuous improvement to engineer new ways for... Read More →

STEM Day at the Iowa State Fair

Greatness “STEM-ed” from Iowa State Fairgoers this month

Although the Iowa State Fair didn’t surpass attendance records this year, early results from an evaluation of STEM Day at the Iowa State Fair show attendance and engagement levels on the Grand... Read More →

Kacia Cain

MVP for Iowa STEM: Kacia Cain

August's MVP for Iowa STEM sees her role within the STEM Council as one who conveys potential barriers or problems against Iowa STEM growth to a mixed team of experts who know how to take them... Read More →

Monsanto Huxley Learning Center

Summer Teacher Externships set up school year for STEM

The Iowa STEM Teacher Externships Year-End Forum helped “plant the seed” for new STEM curriculum tied to workplace needs for about five dozen Teacher Externs at Monsanto’s Huxley Learning Center... Read More →

Eric Grabe at Pella Corporation

Iowa STEM Teacher Externs to bring workplace to classroom this fall

“This test consists of cycling a damaged window through a series of positive and negative pressures that replicate the conditions of a hurricane moving in and out of the area,” said Eric Grabe,... Read More →