The STEM BEST Program at Prairie High School will engage students and local workplaces with technology advanced healthcare experiences using their new Anatomage Table.

School+Business Partnerships = Future-Focused Skills

Prairie High School teachers added a new tool to their toolbox for the current academic year. Students are getting the opportunity to gain a deeper experience in healthcare through a new Anatomage Table. This technologically advanced 3D anatomy visualization and virtual dissection tool was added through the STEM BEST® (Business Engaging Students and Teachers) Program in 2023.

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According to the annual STEM evaluation report, a higher proportion of students who participated in a STEM Scale-Up Program said they were “very interested” in all STEM subjects and in pursuing a STEM career compared to all students statewide.

Latest STEM report indicates progress, impact on PK-12 students and educators

A new report released by the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council at the Iowa Department of Education highlights the statewide impact of STEM Council’s programs on PK-12 students and educators across the state. The independent assessment examines 18 indicators ranging from student interest in STEM, public support of STEM and postsecondary majors and career trends in STEM.

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Apple Learning Coach and Iowa Afterschool Alliance (IAA) STEM AmeriCorps recently earned the STEM Council’s Seal of Approval for their contributions to advance STEM education in Iowa.

Two Programs Receive STEM Seal of Approval Designation

STEM education is a vital economic development advantage for quality job growth and opportunity in Iowa. The STEM Council’s Seal of Approval recognizes programs or events that are advancing STEM principles in Iowa communities and cultivating the next generation of innovators.

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The STEM Council Youth Advisory Board hosted a virtual conference in early September to grow student engagement and awareness in STEM subjects.

STEM Council’s Youth Advisory Board Conducts Conference

With a mission of informing the STEM Council’s direction and expanding reach to Iowa youth, the STEM Youth Advisory Board is up to the task. Members of the Youth Advisory Board are highly engaged in their schools and communities and can boost statewide engagement in STEM opportunities.

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