Monsanto Huxley Learning Center

Summer Teacher Externships set up school year for STEM

The Iowa STEM Teacher Externships Year-End Forum helped “plant the seed” for new STEM curriculum tied to workplace needs for about five dozen Teacher Externs at Monsanto’s Huxley Learning Center in early August.

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STEM School+Business Innovation Conference

STEM School+Business Innovation Conference lights a spark on new partnerships

The future of Iowa’s economy and workforce is about to get a boost from nearly 300 educators, principals/administrators, business leaders, economic/workforce development leaders and more who attended this past week’s STEM School+Business Innovation Conference.

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What a difference a day makes in STEM education

The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council celebrated its fifth anniversary on June 30, convening its members plus guests at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel to take stock on a number of strategic fronts as well as take aim on new ambitions.

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2016 STEM Day at the Capitol

Capitol Rotunda swarmed by story-telling STEM-ers

On February 18, the STEM Council filled the Capitol Rotunda with hundreds of STEM programs and partners from across the state to educate and show state legislators what Iowa STEM looks like in today’s classrooms, museums, afterschool clubs and more.

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Lt. Governor Reynolds speaks at Jordan Creek Elementary School

Iowans take a big “byte” of coding

Early December’s celebration of computer science in Iowa worked to inspire thousands of students across the state to try a “byte” of the computer programming world.

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Iowa STEM leaders attend White House discussion on education issues

National education conversation echoes Iowa STEM

Twice in December, Iowa STEM leaders were invited to the White House to discuss hot-button education issues, and in both instances, gave as much as they got. On December 8, U.S.

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Executive Director Dr. Jeff Weld facilitates 14th meeting of the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council

Iowa STEM Council Meeting XIV

With four years and 14 meetings since the first-ever gathering of the STEM Council in September 2011, members returned to the Science Center of Iowa earlier this month to reflect on progress and chart the course ahead.

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103 Iowa STEM advocates attend the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council

STEM Council Meeting XIII focuses on how to sustain Iowa STEM foundation

Two heads are better than one—or rather in this instance—103 heads. The STEM Council convened for the 13th meeting alongside invited regional STEM advisory board members and other stakeholders to develop new ideas on advancing and sustaining the state’s STEM effort.

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Iowa State Representative Dave Jacoby speaks to STEM leaders

Together = Better: Midwest STEM leaders compare notes

Iowa’s third annual convening of neighboring state STEM leaders and partners was a charm. Twenty-five champions representing Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Utah (honorary Midwesterners!), alongside Iowa with partners from ACT®, John Deere, Rockwell Collins and Vermeer flipped open their playbooks.

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