Students from Boone EDGE, a STEM BEST Program, launched a podcast featuring Boone School District alumni and their career paths.

STEM BEST Students Turn Podcasters

STEM education goes beyond science, technology, engineering and mathematics; it provides durable skills for the future and curiosity for life. What started as curiosity in technology and human connection led to the launch of a successful podcast for students from Boone High School.

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Recipients of the 2023 Iowa STEM Teacher Award

Six Teachers Recognized for Inspiring Students in STEM

The STEM Council is pleased to recognize the recipients of the 2023 Iowa STEM Teacher Award:

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Students and their families take part in a hands-on chemistry experiment provided  by the Beans & Beignets restaurant, among other STEM exhibits, at the Earlham Family STEM Festival.

STEM Festivals Engage Learners of All Ages

Engineering design challenges, virtual reality testing, gravity experiments, drone demonstrations, herpetology interactions and electricity investigations. These are just a few of the exciting STEM opportunities families can experience at Family STEM Festivals across Iowa.

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Elementary students from Storm Lake Community School District build computational thinking and problem-solving skills through the Scale-Up Program Tiny Techies.

STEM Scale-Up Program Demand Sets Record

A new milestone was reached for the STEM Scale-Up Program, which will have significant impact for in-school, after-school programs and other settings for Iowa youth in the 2023-2024 academic year. The STEM Council received 1,382 applications for the 2023-2024 STEM Scale-Up Program, a 27 percent increase from the 2022-2023 application period.

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