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Jenna Nobel takes on welding as part of her Iowa STEM Teacher Externship expirence

Bridging the worlds of workforce and education: Iowa STEM Teacher Externships

A clarion call for educators is to link classroom content to real... Read More →

Four more stamped with STEM Council’s Seal of Approval

It has been one year since... Read More →

DMACC Prsident, Rob Denson, speaks at a STEM council meeting

MVP for Iowa STEM: DMACC President Rob Denson

With a near-perfect attendance record and a long history of... Read More →

students from Rock Valley Community School District learning from STEM Best model

Rocket Manufacturing launches STEM BEST to new heights

Don’t be fooled by the name. Rocket Manufacturing doesn’t build rockets—at least not yet. For now, the program at Rock Valley High School operates as one of Iowa’s STEM BEST (Businesses Engaging... Read More →

Lincoln Elementary School coding girls

Iowa STEM moves with Intel i7 speed on computer science

The Computer Science (CS) Working Group of the STEM Council is micro-processing at 4 GHz on a number of levels to realize our state’s leadership expectations in CS.

At this very moment,... Read More →

Ansley, Cassara, Anna, and Madi

The STEM Council Operations Center’s secret weapons

Over the almost five-year course of Iowa's nationally acclaimed STEM initiative, some have marveled at how much gets done by the operations center housed at the University of Northern Iowa.... Read More →

Catherine Swoboda

MVP for Iowa STEM: Catherine Swoboda

With STEM comes the ability to problem solve—a trait needed more and more in today’s world where new  diseases emerge, economies roil and the atmosphere endures assault. Fortunately, the STEM... Read More →

2016 STEM Day at the Capitol

Capitol Rotunda swarmed by story-telling STEM-ers

On February 18, the STEM Council filled the Capitol Rotunda with hundreds of STEM programs and partners from across the state to educate and show state legislators what Iowa STEM looks like in... Read More →

MVP for Iowa STEM: Gary Scholten and The Principal Financial Group

The Principal, an international financial services company headquartered in Des Moines, represents “the principle” idea of what it means for a business to demonstrate its passion and vested... Read More →