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STEM in Your World

STEM in Your World

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council has long supported the interdisciplinary approach to STEM. This encourages STEM teaching and learning to be focused on the application of science,...

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Iowa BIG North Students Receive CNA Certificates

Iowa BIG North Announces CNA Program for Students

High school students in Northeast Iowa have a new educational opportunity open to them thanks to an innovative community partnership and the work of Iowa BIG North (IBN) students. The Iowa...

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Microsoft Imagine Academy Certifications

Iowa STEM Microsoft Imagine Academy Certifications on the Rise

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Microsoft Imagine Academy is soaring to new heights. With weeks left in the school year, there are already more than 1,600 completed certifications by...

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Governor's Future Ready Iowa Summit

Governor’s 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit

Approximately 1,000 leaders from education, business, nonprofits, government and other sectors gathered in Des Moines for the Governor's 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit earlier this month. The day...

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FIRST Robotics Competition

A Behind the Scenes Look at the FIRST Robotics Competition

The recently held 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) offered a glimpse into the future through the eyes of high school students. Referred to as “the ultimate sport for the mind,” FRC...

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STEM Festivals

Communities Come Together for STEM Festivals

STEM graduates are in great demand to meet Iowa’s current and future workforce needs. Continuing to increase STEM interest and achievement in Iowa is made possible through the support and...

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ACT annual STEM report

The State of STEM in Iowa

The fifth ACT annual STEM report confirms there is still work to be done to increase awareness and interest in STEM in Iowa. Based on ACT® test findings:

  • Twenty-two percent of 2017...
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Iowa STEM Council Seal of Approval

Three Awardees Receive Seal of Approval from STEM Council

The STEM Council launched the Seal of Approval in March 2015 to recognize programs and events taking place throughout the state that align with STEM Council goals and are unaffiliated with...

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STEM Day at the Capitol

Hundreds Assemble for STEM Day at the Capitol

Nearly 200 representatives from an array of 34 in-school and out-of-school STEM programs and partnerships from across Iowa assembled on Valentine’s Day in the State Capitol Rotunda to extend their...

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