Wayne County Festival

STEM Education on Display at Fall Festivals

From the science of changing leaves to the fall crop harvest, the fall season in Iowa produces a brilliant display of STEM. In each of the STEM Council’s six regions, fall also brings about a number of exciting opportunities in hands-on, experiential learning.

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Yerington extern

STEM Teacher Externships: Connect, Experience, Share

Many Muscatine students are learning how STEM learning connects to local careers, thanks to last summer’s STEM Teacher Externships Program. Six teachers from four schools in the Muscatine school district took part in the six-week program this past summer.

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Scale up Central Community

Scale-Up What Works for Iowa Students

Chemistry, physics and general science look a little different this year at Central Community School.

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Linn Mar Venture student

Classroom to Careers

Elyssa McDowell, Venture Academics strategic partnerships coordinator for Linn-Mar Community Schools, experienced a full circle moment as an educator.

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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.

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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.

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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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Recipients of the 2023 Iowa STEM Teacher award were honored at STEM Day at the Fair.

Nominate an Inspiring STEM Teacher for Statewide Recognition

Since 2014, the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, now at the Iowa Department of Education, has partnered with Kemin Industries to honor outstanding teachers who inspire a passion for STEM in young Iowans.

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Thousands of Iowans experienced STEM activities at the Iowa State Fair.

STEM Day Crowd-Pleasing at the Iowa State Fair

Weather was not the only thing hot about the State Fair on the final Sunday. So was STEM. Thousands of fairgoers engaged in experiential learning amidst corn dogs, carnival rides and cattle contests at STEM Day at the Iowa State Fair.

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