Lindy Ibeling

Faces of STEM: Lindy Ibeling Joins STEM Council as Communications Manager

A national search for the all-important position of Chief Communicator for the Governor's STEM Advisory Council netted the search committee's top pick, right from the operations center's back yard.

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Kelly Bergman

Faces of STEM: Kelly Bergman Joins STEM Network Team as North Central Regional STEM Manager

Dr. Kelly Bergman recently joined the STEM network team as the north central regional STEM manager operating out of Iowa State University (ISU). Bergman joins five regional manager counterparts in Iowa who effectively implement the priorities of the STEM Council in local communities and school districts throughout the state.

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Carrie Rankin

Faces of STEM: Assistant Director for Development Carrie Rankin's Path to STEM

As assistant director for development for the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council, Carrie Rankin plays a key role in STEM Council efforts.

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Ann Watts

Faces of STEM: Ann Watts, the Driving Force Behind the Microsoft Imagine Academy

Ann Watts leads the Microsoft Imagine Academy on behalf of the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council. The Imagine Academy provides a bridge from the classroom to the business world through Microsoft Office training and certification opportunities.

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Governor Reynolds delivers opening remarks at STEM council meeting at Camp Dodge

Governor's STEM Advisory Council Charts Course Ahead

In the throes of the largest single-unit overseas deployment since 2010 -- the 248th Aviation Support Battalion to Afghanistan and elsewhere, as well as deploying units to hurricane relief -- leaders at Camp

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Governor's STEM Council Southeast Regional Board

Regional Boards: The Backbone of Iowa STEM

One of the earliest and most significant questions asked of and by the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council back in 2011 was how to deliver inspiration and innovation locally throughout the state. A working group of volunteers assembled around the question, chaired by DMACC President Rob Denson.

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Michelle Matchell, Ashlyn Thompson, Madison Flesch

Small, Yet Mighty: the STEM Council Student Staff

Contributed by Michelle Matchell, student assistant 

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Mega-Meeting

Mega-meeting is a mega-hit for harnessing regional STEM success

Iowa’s STEM Council recognized early on the uniqueness of each of the six STEM regions they created in 2012. Their founding vision was that a statewide STEM program cannot thrive as a “one-size-fits-all” model.

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Legislature processing computer science bill

Programming enthusiasts are watching the Iowa legislature, hoping they boot up a Computer Science bill (SF274) this session, but it will come down to a binary up or down before long.

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National Science Foundation funded state STEM evaluation wraps up

When the National Science Foundation (NSF) issued a request for proposals from across the country for states to compete for funds to design an evaluation system for STEM, the STEM Council was just a year into operation and poised to be the laboratory rat for other statewide STEM initiatives.

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