Greatness STEMs from Educators
Integral to Iowa's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) equation are educators.
Iowa has many outstanding STEM teachers pre-K through college, as well as outside of formal learning environments.
However, we cannot rest as a state until every STEM learner enjoys the best teaching available. Evidence, such as enrollment trends and test scores, suggest an unacceptable "hit and miss" condition, especially for students of economic disadvantage.
Iowa's best teachers, conveying the excitement of STEM through interdisciplinary, hands-on inquiry, and problem solving, are our most precious resource. Teachers have a responsibility to elevate the profession and to support a high standard of excellence across the entire school.
To help support Iowa educators, the STEM Council provides the following opportunities (use the side navigation to learn more):