Next Leader for Iowa STEM

Justin Lewis
Justin Lewis (above) will serve as Iowa STEM’s next leader.

Alongside Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Co-Chair Diane Young, Iowa Department of Education McKenzie Snow announced Justin Lewis as the STEM Bureau Chief under the Division of Innovation effective March 1. As Bureau Chief, Mr. Lewis will work closely with the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, with all six STEM regions, with stakeholders and with STEM education advocates and collaborators throughout the state.

"Mr. Lewis brings a track record of growing STEM opportunities and expanding excellence in STEM education,” said Director McKenzie Snow. “His experience in both business and education positions him to advance Governor Reynolds’ commitment to increasing interest and achievement in STEM studies and careers."

Lewis remarks, "I am thankful for the opportunity to serve Iowa’s educational system, and I look forward to collaboratively building upon Iowa’s historic legacy as a STEM leader."

Lewis previously served as the Department's content specialist for computer science and information technology. In this capacity, he spearheaded initiatives that lead to increased student participation and expanded STEM opportunities for districts and educators statewide. With a rich background in both industry and education, Lewis is deeply committed to increasing interest and achievement in STEM, leveraging Iowa's esteemed network of STEM partnerships and building upon Iowa’s commitment to excellence in education.


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