Legislature processing computer science bill

Programming enthusiasts are watching the Iowa legislature, hoping they boot up a Computer Science bill (SF274) this session, but it will come down to a binary up or down before long. Read more about Legislature processing computer science bill

National Science Foundation funded state STEM evaluation wraps up

When the National Science Foundation (NSF) issued a request for proposals from across the country for states to compete for funds to design an evaluation system for STEM, the STEM Council was just a year into operation and poised to be the laboratory rat for other statewide STEM initiatives. Read more about National Science Foundation funded state STEM evaluation wraps up

Mary Trent to serve as northwest regional STEM manager

Starting in mid-March, Mary Trent will serve as the northwest regional STEM manager headquartered at Iowa Lakes Community College (ILCC). Read more about Mary Trent to serve as northwest regional STEM manager

Regional STEM advisory boards help advance STEM locally

Northeast Regional STEM Advisory Board at South Winneshiek Community School District

Of the thousands of Iowans who power STEM throughout the state, a core cadre of nearly 150 people keep the wheels of progress turning. That group of 90 Regional STEM Advisory Board members and 47 members of the STEM Council is all appointed by Governor Branstad, all volunteers and all coordinated by one of six regional STEM managers as well as the STEM Council’s operations center at UNI. Read more about Regional STEM advisory boards help advance STEM locally

The STEM Council Operations Center’s secret weapons

Ansley, Cassara, Anna, and Madi

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. Seemingly incessant meetings, conferences, reports, grant proposals, communications, studies and other duties emanate from the Cedar Valley to steer our ambitious STEM Council agenda across the state. Read more about The STEM Council Operations Center’s secret weapons

Grab a hat and strap on boots: No day is typical for a Regional STEM Manager

Southwest Regional STEM Manager Deb Frazee visits Hamburg Elementary

They are Regional STEM Managers for the STEM Council. Yet, their title does not do justice in explaining or honoring the dozens of hats that each of them wear in their respective STEM regions. Read more about Grab a hat and strap on boots: No day is typical for a Regional STEM Manager

Better together – Iowa STEM participates in national partnership for science and STEM education

Carrie Rankin and Kris Kilibarda

The Iowa Department of Education (IDOE) has been invited to participate in a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant that will look at helping design structures and processes to effectively implement the vision for science and STEM teaching and learning. Read more about Better together – Iowa STEM participates in national partnership for science and STEM education