Results of an annual random survey of adult Iowans conducted by the UNI Center for Social

STEM Council Impacts Last Year: Progress, Challenges

The annual evaluation report of Iowa’s STEM Council for last year, 2020-2021, is now available. The following are some of the key findings within.

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022-2023 Iowa STEM Teacher Award.

Nomination Period Opens for Recognizing Outstanding STEM Teachers

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is again partnering with Kemin Industries for the ninth year of the Iowa STEM Teacher Award.

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Fairgoers flooded the Grand Concourse to participate in hands-on STEM activities during STEM Day at the Fair.

STEM Activities Engage Families at Iowa State Fair

From traditional fair experiences of farm animals, food on a stick and talent shows to innovative STEM activities including robots, virtual reality tennis and aquaponics, the 2022 STEM Day at the Iowa State Fair had something for everyone.

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The STEM Council and Iowa Authentic Learning Network are partnering to offer a network for work-based learning.

STEM Council and Iowa Authentic Learning Network (Iowa ALN) Team-Up on Career-Linked Learning

The STEM Advisory Council and Iowa Authentic Learning Network will be partnering to provide monthly Digital Network Parties to bring together preschool through grade 12 educators and practitioners of career-linked learning experiences.

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Iowa educators prepare DNA samples for testing for the gene that determines how their taste buds sense cilantro.

K-12 STEM Excellence Begins in Summer

Two thousand Iowa educators have fanned out across the state in small groups this summer to get better at teaching STEM.

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117 Iowans attended the 2022 CSTA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Iowa Teachers Broaden Momentum for Computer Science Education

As a new basic skill, the demand for computer science education is rapidly growing.

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Des Moines Christian Science Teacher Marc Pedersen took part in a STEM Teacher Externship Program at Kemin Industries.

STEM Teacher Externship Translates into Classroom Experience with Greater Community Impact

Marc Pedersen, science teacher at Des Moines Christian School, partnered with Kemin Industries for the 2022 STEM Teacher Externship Program. During his six-week experience, he extracted molecules from plants and analyzed the data.

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Register today for the 2022 Future Ready Iowa Summit

2022 Future Ready Iowa Summit Announced

The 2022 statewide Future Ready Iowa Summit: All Options on the Table will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

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Students paired with community and business volunteers to work on real-world projects using their makerspace.

Twelve Schools Grow Workplace Experience through STEM BEST Program

The STEM BEST (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) Program of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council drives partnerships of K-12 schools and community employers.

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80 Iowa teachers were matched with local STEM workplaces through the STEM Teach Externships Program in 2022.

80 Iowa Teachers to Bring World of Work to Iowa Classrooms

A total of 80 teachers from across Iowa were matched with local STEM workplaces through the Iowa STEM Teacher Externship Program.

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