In 2013 an Iowa research consortium landed a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study the state's unfolding statewide STEM initiative in order to derive lessons for other states and regions. Best practice in evaluating systemic STEM was the over-arching goal of this first-of-its-kind award from the NSF.Read More →
The Iowa STEM effort is all about improving student interest and achievement, as well as helping connect those passions to STEM careers in Iowa, in partnership with higher education, PreK-12 schools, business and industry, nonprofits, governmental agencies and more.Read More →
Of 32 U.S. states where more than half of their graduates take the ACT, Iowa has the highest percentage of students meeting the STEM benchmark.
This great data point to help Iowa monitor student STEM interest would not exist if not for a great partnership with December’s MVP for Iowa STEM Steve Triplett.Read More →
A yearly independent evaluation, produced by a partnership consisting of the Research Institute for Studies in Education at Iowa State University, Iowa Testing Programs at the University of Iowa and the Center for Social and Behavioral Research at the University of Northern Iowa, shows that the STEM Council’s work is leading to higher academic performance and interest in STEM among Iowa studentRead More →
Iowans have come to trust and depend on the independent assessment of Iowa STEM each year by the inter-university consortium of Iowa State University’s Research Institute for Studies in Education (RISE), University of Iowa’s Iowa Testing Program, and the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Social and Behavioral Research (CSBR), lead organization.Read More →
Who across Iowa makes up the fabric of our STEM network? That question is one of the factors being examined by Iowa’s assessment consortium working under the National Science Foundation-funded Iowa STEM Education Evaluation (I-SEE) grant. The answer will strengthen ties across Iowa and help inform other states seeking to replicate the STEM Council’s model.Read More →
Each corporate partner to the STEM Council plays a vital role in the development and advancement of its ongoing priorities. ACT, an independent, not for profit organization focused on data, research and assessment housed in Iowa City, partnered with the STEM Council beginning in 2011 when ACT President Jon Erickson was appointed to the council.Read More →