Iowa STEM Council Scholarships

Iowa’s STEM Council Enters the Scholarship Business

New supports for Iowa’s outstanding STEM teachers are coming from the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council in the form of scholarships. Council leaders determined that we need to take immediate action on two fronts: (1) help produce more teachers in the high demand K-12 STEM fields; and (2) help those presently in the field to keep up with rapid advancements in STEM.

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Matt Stier manages the Southeast Region for the STEM Council.

Matt Stier manages the Southeast Region for the STEM Council

Matthew Stier recently joined the STEM team as the new southeast Iowa regional STEM manager. The Southeast Iowa STEM Region consists of a collaborative effort that includes partnerships with The University of Iowa and Kirkwood Community College.

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Jason Lang, Meghan Lang and Marc Benedict are instrumental in leading coordination of the STEM Teacher Externships Program.

Faces of the STEM: Teacher Externships Program Coordinators

Career-Linked Learning experiences through the STEM Teacher Externships Program include nearly 700 educator and workplace matches since 2009, reaching thousands of students through career application in the classroom.

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STEM Council operations center student assistant Hannah Butler.

Faces of the STEM: Student Staff Boost Iowa STEM

Iowa youth are at the heart of STEM Council priorities. Day in and day out, the STEM Council aims to help young people grow in their knowledge of STEM and prepare for the future. The STEM Council is deeply impacted by students as well.

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Computer Science events and activities will take place across the six Iowa STEM regions during CSEdWeek from December 6-12.

Iowans to Take Part in Computer Science Education Week

Computer science and information technology are becoming essential life skills due to an increasingly digital society. As one of the fastest growing career paths, computer science jobs are in high demand in Iowa.
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Central Community School students take part in Clayton County STEM BEST Program.

STEM BEST Program Offers Network Supports

Career-Linked Learning (CLL) inspires passion in students to pursue high demand, high impact and high reward careers. Learning linked to fulfilling jobs through authentic experiences is what the STEM BEST Program provides more than 80 partners in Iowa schools.
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Winterset High School Teacher Kacia Cain utilizes STEM Scale-Up Program SoapyCilantro to connect genetics to medical careers.

STEM Scale-Up Programs Provide Career Context

Each year, the STEM Council introduces a new menu of STEM Scale-Up Programs available to educators across Iowa. The Scale-Up Program aims to bring top STEM education opportunities to all learners, inspire young Iowans to pursue STEM career opportunities and increase student achievement in STEM.
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STEM Council Corporate Partners

Corporate Partners Heighten STEM Impact

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.
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