Cindy Dietz

Furthering STEM Momentum in 2018: A Letter from the Interim Executive Director

I am honored to have the privilege of serving as the Interim Executive Director of the Iowa STEM Advisory Council this year in Jeff Weld's absence.

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Seventh Grade Students

STEM Scale-Up Application Period Underway

Over the past six years, the STEM Scale-Up Program has impacted the lives of more than 500,000 students through world-class STEM experiences. Each year, programs are selected after a rigorous review process for the upcoming academic year. The STEM Council’s Executive Committee approved ten programs to be part of the 2018-19 STEM Scale-Up Program menu.

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Teacher Leaders Gather in Marshalltown

TLC Collaboration in STEM

A cold, winter morning did not dampen the energy and excitement of nearly 100 teacher leaders and instructional coaches (TLC) in STEM, who assembled for a “huddle” at the Emerson Innovation Center in Marshalltown.

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Governor's Future Ready Iowa Summit

Save the Date! Governor's 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit Coming This Spring

Mark your calendar for the Governor's 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit to be held on April 3, 2018, at the Iowa Events Center.

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PowerTeaching Match Seventh Graders

Ten STEM Scale-Up Programs Selected for 2018-2019 Academic Year

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council has selected ten STEM Scale-Up Programs to be offered during the 2018-2019 academic year. The STEM Scale-Up Program provides STEM educational opportunities to nearly 100,000 students each year. The application period for pre-K-12 schools, afterschool programs and other educational programs opens January 22, 2018.

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Jeff Weld

Iowa STEM Council executive director to serve one-year national STEM assignment

Jeff Weld, executive director of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, has accepted a one-year role with the National Science Foundation and the University of Northern Iowa.

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Class from Dike New Hartford with teacher Chelsie Slaba

Making a Difference with the I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award

For the past three years, the Governor's Advisory STEM Council has partnered with Kemin Industries to honor six STEM teachers who are inspiring students in Iowa. Award recipients receive $3,000, of which $1,500 goes towards their classroom.

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STEM student scores compared to national average

Iowa STEM by the Numbers

Results from the 2016-2017 Iowa STEM Evaluation Report continues to show that students who participate in a STEM Scale-Up Program score better in National Percentile Rank on mathematics, science, and reading assessments.

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Fiscal year 2017 corporate partners

Expanding STEM in Iowa through Corporate Partnership and Investment

The Governor's STEM Advisory Council is focused on increasing student interest and awareness in STEM and helping advance economic development in Iowa.

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Teacher externship meeting

A Look Back at 2017 STEM Council Programs

As 2017 comes to a close, we reflect on another successful year in furthering STEM opportunities in Iowa. Here's a look back at the STEM Council programs implemented in 2017 and beyond.

Iowa STEM Teacher Externships

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