STEM is a vital economic development advantage for quality job growth in Iowa. STEM graduates are in great demand to meet current and future workforce needs. The STEM Council opportunities that inspire Iowa’s young people to become innovative, enterprising contributors to our future workforce are made possible with the help of our public and private partnerships.
The following corporate partners invested in Iowa STEM in 2021: Accumold, Alliant Energy, Associated General Contractors of Iowa, Barilla, Collins Aerospace, City of Des Moines, Elkay, Foundation Analytical Laboratory, Freeport Minerals Corporation, Friends of Fontana Park, GKN Armstrong, GMT Corporation, Google, HNI Charitable Foundation, Hy-Vee, Iowa Board of Regents, Iowa Economic Development Authority, Iowa PBS, Iowa Workforce Development, Interstates, Iowa Association of Community College Trustees, Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Iowa Biotechnology Association, Iowa State University, Jackson County, Jasper County, Kemin Industries, MidAmerican Energy Company, Pella Corporation, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, QC Analytical Services, Rosenboom Machine & Tool, Sac County Conservation Foundation, Scott County, Sudenga Industries, Technology Association of Iowa, The Merrill Company, The Weitz Company, Vermeer Manufacturing, VMWare and Zoetis.
Other cost-sharing partners include Strategic America, Regional STEM Hub Institutions, STEM Teacher Externship workplace hosts, STEM Scale-Up Program providers and STEM BEST Program partners. Together, we are able to successfully reach more youth in Iowa each year.