MVP for Iowa STEM: Kwizera Imani

The Iowa STEM community first met Kwizera Imani as a senior at North High School in Des Moines. He told his story on how STEM changed his life at the 2015 Iowa STEM Summit. In the short time since then, Kwizera became an official member of the STEM Council, leading efforts to bring youth and diversity perspectives to the effort. Now because of this, he is February’s MVP for Iowa STEM. Read more about MVP for Iowa STEM: Kwizera Imani

MVP for Iowa STEM: Cindy Dietz and Rockwell Collins

Cindy Dietz, Rockwell Collins

With the help of January’s MVP for Iowa STEM, Rockwell Collins, an aerospace engineering company in Cedar Rapids, Cindy Dietz, its director of external relations, has used her expertise to send Iowa STEM soaring to new heights. Read more about MVP for Iowa STEM: Cindy Dietz and Rockwell Collins

MVP for Iowa STEM: Steve Triplett

Steve Triplett

Of 32 U.S. states where more than half of their graduates take the ACT, Iowa has the highest percentage of students meeting the STEM benchmark.

This great data point to help Iowa monitor student STEM interest would not exist if not for a great partnership with December’s MVP for Iowa STEM Steve Triplett. Read more about MVP for Iowa STEM: Steve Triplett

MVP for Iowa STEM: MidAmerican Energy Company and Kathryn Kunert

Kathryn Kunert

November’s MVP for Iowa STEM is fulfilling the company’s mission for “power” to light up the STEM movement and heat a passion for STEM across Iowa. Read more about MVP for Iowa STEM: MidAmerican Energy Company and Kathryn Kunert

MVP for Iowa STEM: Kacia Cain

Kacia Cain

August's MVP for Iowa STEM sees her role within the STEM Council as one who conveys potential barriers or problems against Iowa STEM growth to a mixed team of experts who know how to take them down or find pathways around them. Read more about MVP for Iowa STEM: Kacia Cain

MVP for Iowa STEM: Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson, executive director of the Iowa Academy of Science, first gained a passion for inspiring students while working as a professional meteorologist and making presentations at Iowa schools. When he realized that many students felt they were not “smart enough” for STEM, he knew he needed to get more involved. Read more about MVP for Iowa STEM: Craig Johnson

MVP for Iowa STEM: Emily Abbas

MVP for Iowa STEM: Emily Abbas

Once a contracted agent for Iowa STEM, now a passionate volunteer to the cause, this month’s MVP for Iowa STEM has helped bring “Greatness STEMs from Iowans” to life. Read more about MVP for Iowa STEM: Emily Abbas

MVP for Iowa STEM: Jordan Lampe

Jordan Lampe, Dwolla

Jordan Lampe, director of communications and policy at Dwolla, recognizes he brings an “outsider perspective” by not coming from an educational background in STEM. Read more about MVP for Iowa STEM: Jordan Lampe

MVP for Iowa STEM: Gail Wortmann

Gail Wortmann

Among all of the programs and resources offered by the STEM Council, the majority focus on equipping Iowa’s educators with the tools necessary to inspire a new generation of STEM-literate-and-talented Iowans interested and able to fill the most in-demand jobs of today and the future. Read more about MVP for Iowa STEM: Gail Wortmann

MVP for Iowa STEM: DMACC President Rob Denson

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

With a near-perfect attendance record and a long history of contributions to the foundation of Iowa STEM, it is no surprise that this month’s MVP for Iowa Read more about MVP for Iowa STEM: DMACC President Rob Denson