Work-based learning empowers students to apply what they are learning in the classroom to high-quality, real-world professional experiences.Read More →
Members of the STEM Advisory Council alongside academic, business, public policy and nonprofit leaders and passionate volunteers took part in a six-month quest to chart the course of STEM in Iowa.Read More →
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 STEM Scale-Up Program mathematics menu.Read More →
For nearly three years, Cedar Falls high school students have had the opportunity to participate in a STEM BEST model they call Cedar Falls Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) during the school year. With the support of a STEM BEST Program award from the STEM Council, a summer course was added to the curriculum.
STEM education encourages skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking, art and communication to converge, working seamlessly to provide a complete academic foundation that inspires minds and strengthens Iowa’s economic and workforce development. The Iowa State Fair was full of examples of how disciplines converge all around us.
G.E.M.S. (Girls Exploring Math & Science) Camp embodies the principle of STEM, including an interdisciplinary approach to learning about phenomena that happens all around us every day. That is why the G.E.M.S. Camp recently earned the STEM Council Seal of Approval.Read More →
The close of the school year marked another STEM-tastic year of businesses engaging students and teachers. Thirteen new STEM BEST Programs were awarded to school districts across Iowa in 2018-2019. A total of 18 different school districts were recipients or created partnerships with neighboring districts to create their STEM BEST model.Read More →
A world leader in high precision micro molding, Accumold hosted leaders in higher education, business, PreK-12 educators, state and local government officials to discuss molding the future of the STEM Council as part of a recent convening of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council.
The 2019 STEM Teacher Externship Forum capped another record-breaking summer and the tenth year of STEM Teacher Externships. Nearly 100 teacher externs, extern mentors and workplace hosts attended the event held at the Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny Campus (DMACC).