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Seeds of Teacher Externships sown in spring

The most valuable professional development experience they have ever had is how 93 percent of participants describe the STEM Council's Real World Externships for Teachers of mathematics, science... Read More →

MVP for Iowa STEM: Rachel Hurley

Although her role outside the STEM Council has changed in the last few years, Rachel Hurley, an original member of the STEM Council, has not changed in her passion for Iowa STEM.

Serving in... Read More →

New look for IowaSTEM.gov

Long a workhorse for the STEM Council, though nothing of a show horse, the venerable, albeit clunky, IowaSTEM.gov website received a makeover.

Years of input and requests from the vast STEM... Read More →

STEM Scale-Up program sets sail into year four

Nearly 3,000 educators throughout Iowa will take the lead on engaging more than 100,000 young learners with top STEM Scale-Up programs for the 2015-2016 academic year. Each year, the Iowa Governor... Read More →

Regional STEM festivals sweep the state

Regional STEM managers and their regional advisory boards are hard at work, uniting schools, businesses, nonprofits, higher education institutions, out-of-school educators and entire communities... Read More →

New pathway for partnerships: STEM Council's Seal of Approval

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council recently added a new recognition system to the Iowa STEM toolbox, referred to as the STEM Council's Seal of Approval, which recognizes the great STEM... Read More →

Intersting Piques

Interest piques at 2015 Iowa STEM Summit

Symbolic of Iowa's broad-spectrum commitment to STEM education, record-setting attendance at the fourth annual Iowa STEM Summit drew in STEM leaders from eight states, including 13 percent... Read More →

Behind the Curtain: Scale-Up in Iowa STEM

Professionals, the saying goes, make the difficult look easy. The people behind the scenes, bringing top-notch STEM to thousands of educators and 10 times more youth across Iowa, navigate many... Read More →

Outstanding STEM Educators Recognized with Inaugural Award

Iowa’s STEM Advisory Council partnered this year with Kemin Industries to seek out and recognized six of the best STEM teachers in Iowa. It was a monumental task, given all of the superior... Read More →