Group picture of 2021 Teacher Awardees at STEM Day at the Fair.

Nominations Open for Iowa STEM Teacher Award

The STEM Council is partnering with Kemin Industries for the eighth year of the Iowa STEM Teacher Award. Nominations opened August 22, 2021, and will be accepted through Sunday, October 10, 2021.

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10th Anniversary Reception for the Iowa STEM Council with people grouped at tables.

STEM Council Celebrates 10th Anniversary

For ten years, the STEM Council has been focused on increasing interest and achievement in STEM studies and careers, as well as providing opportunities that inspire Iowa’s young people to become innovative, enterprising contributors to our future workforce and the quality of life in our communities.

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Children participate in a hands-on STEM activity at the State Fair.

Inspiring STEM Learners at the Iowa State Fair

After a year away, STEM Day at the Fair was back on the Iowa State Fair Grand Concourse this year with 15 exhibiting partners, five stage acts and STEM career cutouts to inspire the next generation of thinkers and innovators.

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Group picture of sixteen STEM leaders from across the Midwest who met in Des Moines.

Midwest STEM Leaders Huddle in Des Moines

The eighth annual convening of Midwest STEM leaders occurred on August 21 in Des Moines. The series, launched in 2013 at the request of executives at Pioneer (now Corteva), Rockwell Collins (now Collins Aerospace), and John Deere embraces their reality that STEM talent pipelines for many employers do not stop at state borders. The goal is therefore to spread best practices region-wide. 

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