The Iowa STEM Council assessment consists of independent evaluation consortium of the Regent Universities.

“If you don’t measure it, it’s as if it never happened”

Measurement is baked into the DNA of Iowa’s statewide STEM programming thanks to early insistence by STEM Council members to track and monitor effects. How else, they reasoned, would we know if we’re making a difference? Any lingering hesitance on the part of Council members to commit resources for evaluating effect was dispelled by Dr.

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Orbis Project Mentor Joel Fox of the Ankeny Schools shared about their STEM BEST Program at the STEM Advisory Council Meeting.

STEM as Workforce Development the Focus for Council Meeting 23

The STEM Advisory Council held its 23rd convening at the Urban Campus of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). Council members joined through a hybrid of in-person and online participation for a robust agenda of Regional STEM Hub Institution recognition, STEM program showcases, advancements on strategic planning and STEM Council course setting.

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Students from Keokuk, Iowa, take part in STEM Scale-Up Programming.

World Class STEM Programs to Scale Across Iowa

Educators are invited to apply for the STEM Scale-Up Programs.

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STEM Council Career Guidance and Implementation Working Group July forum.

Council Strategic Priorities in the Hands of Implementation Teams

STEM Council Working Groups play a critical role, incubating actions and shaping the future of the STEM Council. More than 50 members of three working groups have devoted countless hours to supporting and enhancing STEM Council efforts. The working groups presented updates at the January STEM Advisory Council meeting and will focus on the following next steps.

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