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Outstanding STEM teachers honored at Terrace Hill

Iowa has been known as “a place to grow” and “life-changing” but to the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council – thanks to the vision and investment of Kemin Industries—I.O.W.A. represents our state’s... Read More →

STEM Council’s signature STEM Scale-Up Program nets results

Tulips and daffodils are not the only things blooming this spring across Iowa—better test scores and higher interest have blossomed among more than 100,000 young learners who have taken part in... Read More →

Future Ready Iowa

STEM is key to Future Ready Iowa


Hall C of Des Moines’ Hy-Vee Hall was a sea of citizens gathered to tackle the challenges to a Future Ready Iowa on April 19. Woven into the fabric of the event were many citations of the... Read More →

Gail Wortmann

MVP for Iowa STEM: 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-... Read More →

Jenna Nobel takes on welding as part of her Iowa STEM Teacher Externship expirence

Bridging the worlds of workforce and education: Iowa STEM Teacher Externships

A clarion call for educators is to link classroom content to real... Read More →

Four more stamped with STEM Council’s Seal of Approval

It has been one year since... Read More →

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

MVP for Iowa STEM: DMACC President Rob Denson

With a near-perfect attendance record and a long history of... Read More →

students from Rock Valley Community School District learning from STEM Best model

Rocket Manufacturing launches STEM BEST to new heights

Don’t be fooled by the name. Rocket Manufacturing doesn’t build rockets—at least not yet. For now, the program at Rock Valley High School operates as one of Iowa’s STEM BEST (Businesses Engaging... Read More →

Lincoln Elementary School coding girls

Iowa STEM moves with Intel i7 speed on computer science

The Computer Science (CS) Working Group of the STEM Council is micro-processing at 4 GHz on a number of levels to realize our state’s leadership expectations in CS.

At this very moment,... Read More →