Meaningful Professional Development through STEM Teacher Externships

Since 2009 the STEM Teacher Externships Program has aimed to build bridges between Iowa’s workplaces and students by giving educators the opportunity during the summer to engage with real-world projects alongside knowledgeable and skilled professionals.For Summer 2024, there are 100 STEM Teacher

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STEM BEST Model Fortifies Futures as ‘looCon IT Day’ Shines Light on Cybersecurity

The Waterloo Career Center’s cybersecurity strand was awarded STEM BEST (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) in 2022. The CyberSecurity Program has grown exponentially through the strong partnerships forged within the community.

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21 New STEM BEST® Program Partners Announced

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council at the Iowa Department of Education announced 21 Iowa school districts will join the STEM BEST® (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) Program to provide students with career-linked learning experiences.

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2024 Iowa Classrooms+Workplaces Summit Announced, Registration Required

The 2024 statewide Iowa Classrooms+Workplaces Summit will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at the Iowa Events Center, Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, in Des Moines. 

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Youth Shadow

STEM Council Youth Advisory Board Co-Lead Job Shadows Iowa STEM Central Operations Team for Youth Shadow Week

On Monday, February 19, 2024, Shreyas Shrestha traveled from Johnston to spend the day in Cedar Falls with the STEM Council Central Operations team as a part of the Department of Health and Human Services Annual Youth Shadow Week.

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Regional STEM Festivals Abound This Spring

This Spring there are Regional STEM Festivals abound! A Regional STEM Festival is an engaging, free, hands-on educational experience for preK-12 youth and their families.

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Educators have until February 28 to apply for an Iowa STEM Scale-Up Program

The STEM Scale-Up Program offers exemplary, high-quality STEM education offerings to educators at schools, afterschool programs and other settings for grades pre-K through 12.

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Kathy McGrane

STEM Teacher Externship Classroom Spotlight: Kathy McGrane, West Des Moines Valley High School

West Des Moines Valley High School science teacher Kathy McGrane spent six weeks this summer as a STEM Teacher Extern with MidAmerican Energy.

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Michelle Hill

Meet One of the Newest STEM Council Members, Michelle Hill!

Michelle Hill is a seasoned professional currently serving as the Director for Work-Based Learning at the Waukee Community School District.

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