The Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC) Battle of the Bridges earned the STEM Council Seal of Approval for their success in advancing STEM principles in Iowa.

Battle of the Bridges Stamped with Seal of Approval

Another Iowa program earned the STEM Council Seal of Approval for their effort to enculturate, sustain and spread STEM thinking across the state.

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Statewide demand for STEM Council programming reached record levels and STEM partners delivered with additional support to further reach to and impact on youth in Iowa.

STEM Council Programming Extended Thanks to Private Investments

The 2022-2023 year has proven to be one of outstanding demand and need for the Iowa STEM Council’s programming and resources to educators and students across Iowa.

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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.

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At STEM Day at the Capitol on February 8, educators and students filled the Capitol Rotunda to share the return on investment (ROI) in STEM Council programs with Iowa legislators.

STEM Day at the Capitol Shows ROI to Legislators

Programs of Iowa’s STEM Council inspire STEM teaching that gives students the technical and intellectual tools they need to connect what they learn in the classroom with real-world applications.

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Regional STEM Advisory Board members from Iowa's six STEM regions attended a  "mega-meeting" to share ideas for increased impact.

Regional STEM Advisory Board Members Convene to Share Practices

The Iowa STEM Council’s implementation network consists of six geographic regions strategically positioned across Iowa.

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As a member of the STEM Advisory Council, MakuSafe Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Gabe Glynn supported STEM Day at the Capitol and engaged with legislators, teachers and students.

STEM Council Members Do More Than Counsel

The STEM Advisory Council consists of a group of leaders in education, business and industry, state and local government and nonprofits who collaborate to boost STEM education and innovation.

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Abbie Chesling, teacher at St. Malachy Catholic School, and some of her kindergarten students demonstrated Storytime STEM-packs, a popular Scale-Up Program, at STEM Day at the Capitol.

Top STEM for Every Child via Scale-Up

Moons mats, Bee-Bots, drones and snap circuits are some of the learning tools offered, along with corresponding curriculum and training, through the Council’s STEM Scale-Up Program.

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