Students enjoy hands-on STEM activities.

Family STEM Festivals Spark Interest in STEM

Family STEM Festivals appeal to families in communities across Iowa for the fun-filled and educational atmosphere. From virtual welding and testing chemical reactions to robotics and medical simulations, Family STEM Festivals are exciting and enjoyable for all ages. 

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Educators test out resource tools and materials for potential use in the classroom.

Elementary Schools Prepare to Implement Computer Science in the Classroom

Twelve schools are leading the way for computer science instruction in Iowa as part of the Computer Science is Elementary project. Nearly 100 educators and administrators from these schools gathered at the FFA Enrichment Center located on the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny for the Computer Science is Elementary Institute.

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Mathematics STEM Scale-Up Program

Strengthening Mathematics Education through STEM Scale-Up Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 STEM Scale-Up Program mathematics menu.
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2020 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award

I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award Nominations Open

Iowa is home to numerous outstanding educators. Each year, the STEM Council, in partnership with Kemin Industries, shines a light on six educators doing amazing work in STEM fields each year.
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STEM BEST Students at CurbTender

Summer Work-Based Learning Experience Turns into Job Opportunity for Students

For nearly three years, Cedar Falls high school students have had the opportunity to participate in a STEM BEST model they call Cedar Falls Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) during the school year. With the support of a STEM BEST Program award from the STEM Council, a summer course was added to the curriculum. 
 
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STEM Day at the Iowa State Fair

Disciplines Converge at STEM Day at the Fair

STEM education encourages skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking, art and communication to converge, working seamlessly to provide a complete academic foundation that inspires minds and strengthens Iowa’s economic and workforce development. The Iowa State Fair was full of examples of how disciplines converge all around us.
 
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Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning

New Opportunities for Students, Employers and Teachers

Work-based learning empowers students to apply what they are learning in the classroom to high-quality, real-world professional experiences.

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STEM Seal of Approval

G.E.M.S. Camp Earns STEM Council Seal of Approval

G.E.M.S. (Girls Exploring Math & Science) Camp embodies the principle of STEM, including an interdisciplinary approach to learning about phenomena that happens all around us every day. That is why the G.E.M.S. Camp recently earned the STEM Council Seal of Approval.
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STEM BEST Program

STEM BEST Expands the Learning Continuum from School to Careers

The close of the school year marked another STEM-tastic year of businesses engaging students and teachers. Thirteen new STEM BEST Programs were awarded to school districts across Iowa in 2018-2019. A total of 18 different school districts were recipients or created partnerships with neighboring districts to create their STEM BEST model.
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20th meeting of the Governor's STEM Advisory Council held at Accumold in Ankeny.

On a Mission: STEM Advisory Council Meets to Discuss Path Forward

A world leader in high precision micro molding, Accumold hosted leaders in higher education, business, PreK-12 educators, state and local government officials to discuss molding the future of the STEM Council as part of a recent convening of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council.
 
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