Students working on computers

Computer Science Education Week Brings Focus on Important 21st Century Skills

Computer Science Education Week, held the first week in December, shines a light on the fundamentals of coding, generates interest in the subject and helps students realize how these skills can help meet future career needs.

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I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award Teresa Green

STEM Teacher Spotlight: Teresa Green

The North Central STEM Region’s 2018 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award honoree is Teresa Green, a technology teacher librarian at Edwards Elementary School in Ames.

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STEM BEST Program

Thirteen new partners join STEM BEST® Program

The STEM Council Executive Committee voted unanimously to award 13 of 23 proposed new or expanded STEM BEST® (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) Program partnerships.

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STEM Scale-Up Program Evaluation

Iowa students, teachers benefit from STEM

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council recently released the 2017-2018 Iowa STEM Evaluation Report. This independent evaluation measures the STEM Council’s progress toward increasing student interest and achievement in STEM education and workforce development in Iowa.

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Computer science is Elementary

Computer Science is Elementary Application Details Available

Application details are now available for Computer Science is Elementary. The project will transform six high-poverty elementary schools across Iowa into models of innovative computer science instruction by the 2020-2021 school year. A growing number of jobs require computer science skills.

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I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award

STEM Teacher Spotlight: Jacquie Drey

The Northwest STEM Region’s 2018 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award honoree is Jacquie Drey, a 4th grade teacher at Storm Lake Elementary School. Drey believes that science is more than a school subject.

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STEM Festival

Get involved in Fall STEM Festivals

As the temperatures begin to get cooler, warm up the mind with hands-on STEM activities for the entire family. Fall STEM Festivals are held in multiple communities throughout each of the six STEM regions.

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Iowa STEM Teacher Externship Program

Workplace Hosts Sign-up for 2019 STEM Teacher Externship Program

Part of the mission of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is to provide work-based learning opportunities.

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Future Ready Iowa Regional Summit

STEM Council Takes Part in Regional Summits

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is pleased to support the Future Ready Iowa Regional Summits taking place across Iowa this fall to help further the goal of preparing Iowa’s future workforce.

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MVP for Iowa STEM: Teri Vos

MVP for Iowa STEM: Teri Vos and Vermeer Corporation

The STEM Council focuses on helping grow the next generation of innovators and makers. Those attributes are at the heart of this month’s MVP for Iowa STEM, Teri Vos, Community Relations Manager for Vermeer Corporation.

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