STEM Council Member Louis Moreno featured in Computer Science career video.

Computer Science is for Everyone

STEM learning often begins early. Louis Moreno, an IT Support Analyst at Ruan and STEM Advisory Council member, recalls an interest in computer science from a young age, beginning with a curiosity of how his video games worked.

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Pi515’s Tech Mentorship Program and Iowa 4-H’s Nutcracker Ballet + STEM received the STEM Council’s Seal of Approval for their contributions that help to enculturate, sustain and spread STEM thinking.

Two Programs Stamped with STEM Council Seal of Approval

The STEM Council aims to increase interest and achievement in STEM and prepare students for career paths in STEM fields. STEM experiences can happen almost anywhere.

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Jason and Meghan Lang pass the STEM Teacher Externships Program torch after 14 years of leading the growing program.

Passing the STEM Externships Leadership Torch

What began fourteen years ago with a few brave teachers crossing the threshold into businesses for summer immersion has blossomed into one of Iowa’s most effective educator-employer partnerships.

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Business and industry partners have helped grow and develop the next generation of high-demand workers through the STEM Teacher Externships Program.

Call for Employer-Hosts for Summer Teacher

Each summer, the STEM Council matches some of Iowa’s most talented STEM educators with Workplace Hosts and helps build partnerships that enhance the workplace and the community’s future workforce.

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2022 Computer Science Education Week

Explore, Play, Create During Computer Science Education Week

Computer science opens worlds of opportunity for young Iowans to improve how they work and live.

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Iowa STEM Council Corporate Partners

STEM Corporate Partners Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce

Preparing Iowa’s youth with the STEM skills necessary to sustain the future of our workforce depends heavily on our educational system and the commitment of corporate partners.

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Iowa Waste Exchange was one of many exhibitors at the Northeast Iowa STEM Festival held in Manchester, Iowa, who engaged local youth and community members in hands-on STEM activities.

Inspiring Communities in STEM

From medical and flight simulations to virtual welding and robotics, community STEM Festivals provide fun learning experiences for all ages.

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The STEM Advisory Council works together to advise and guide the state’s edu-nomic quest of inspiring Iowa’s youth to be innovative and enterprising contributors to our future workforce.

STEM Advisory Council Welcomes New Members

Governor Kim Reynolds recently appointed four new members to join the STEM Advisory Council, including Thomas Dodds, Site Manager at BASF; Michelle Hill, Director of Work-Based Learning at Waukee APEX; Sara Lang, Senior Director of Engineering at Collins Aerospace; and Leah Rodenberg, Senior Prog

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Students of No Boundaries Middle School (NOBOMS), a STEM BEST Program, assemble furniture for their room redesign.

STEM BEST = Work-Based Learning

Work-based learning is a phrase coined by the U.S. Department of Labor to label learning experiences for students in a workplace setting.

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Teachers participated in Scale-Up Program professional development with Iowa Leadership in Engineering Design (ILED) over the summer.

STEM Program Providers Scale Up

Each year, the STEM Council seeks to provide top STEM education opportunities to all learners.

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