The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is celebrating 10 years of progress made in increasing interest and achievement in STEM education for all Iowans. Iowa’s STEM Council has been a pioneer in STEM education by working with various partners and advocates across the state to introduce and expand program offerings.
Since the STEM Council was formed in 2011, nearly 1,000,000 students have been impacted by the programs and opportunities. Public awareness of STEM has greatly increased, with 70% percent of Iowans now aware of the acronym STEM. Awareness was at just 26% when the STEM Council launched.
“We’re transitioning to ‘Tomorrow STEMS from Iowa’ for the bright future that STEM education represents both for individuals and communities across Iowa,” says Jeff Weld, executive director of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. “Our own future as a STEM Council focuses on enhancing the development, delivery and impact of STEM education resources so that all Iowans have the opportunity to make ‘tomorrow’ brighter.”
In recognition and celebration of 10 years of increasing interest and awareness in STEM, the STEM Council is sharing inspirational STEM stories about how Iowans are positively impacted by STEM Council programming or events.
Share your inspirational STEM story with us! Click on the link below to complete a brief questionnaire.