Jason and Meghan Lang pass the STEM Teacher Externships Program torch after 14 years of leading the growing program.

Passing the STEM Externships Leadership Torch

What began fourteen years ago with a few brave teachers crossing the threshold into businesses for summer immersion has blossomed into one of Iowa’s most effective educator-employer partnerships.

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Business and industry partners have helped grow and develop the next generation of high-demand workers through the STEM Teacher Externships Program.

Call for Employer-Hosts for Summer Teacher

Each summer, the STEM Council matches some of Iowa’s most talented STEM educators with Workplace Hosts and helps build partnerships that enhance the workplace and the community’s future workforce. The STEM Teacher Externships Program builds bridges between Iowa workplaces and schools by equipping teachers with work experiences directly connected to classroom content.

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2022 Computer Science Education Week

Explore, Play, Create During Computer Science Education Week

Computer science opens worlds of opportunity for young Iowans to improve how they work and live. Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) takes place December 5-11, 2022, and is an annual call to action to provide American youth with resources to learn more about computer science, explore the opportunities that exist and encourage participation in computer science education. 

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Iowa STEM Council Corporate Partners

STEM Corporate Partners Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce

Preparing Iowa’s youth with the STEM skills necessary to sustain the future of our workforce depends heavily on our educational system and the commitment of corporate partners. Our STEM Council public and private partnerships help voice the workforce needs of business and industry leaders across the state.

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