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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make me a world

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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Clarinda Storytime

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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Scale up

Scale-Up Program Applications Open in January for Iowa Educators to Access World-Class STEM Programs

Fourteen programs offer hands-on STEM experiences to PreK-12 students for 2024-2025 academic year

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Computer Science Education Week Engages Youth and Families

Each December, schools around the world participate in Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek).  For the second year, the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council has partnered with the Iowa Department of Education, statewide AEAs, and industry partners to curate resources and events for students

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Nurturing Innovation and Collaboration: Iowa STEM Teacher Externships Transforming Education

Introduction: In the heart of Iowa, a groundbreaking initiative is shaping the future of STEM education.

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Iowa STEM Helps Teacher Shortage through RAPIL Scholarships

Iowa school administrators lament a shortage of teaching applicants in high-need areas including science, mathematics and technology. Industry leaders lament the lack of access to K-12 teaching pathways for retirees or career changers.

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