Pekin Community High School students earn certification through the Microsoft IT Academy

Business and education share demand for Microsoft IT Academy

Both businesses and educators agree that developing skills with the Microsoft Office suite will lead to success in the future offices of Iowa businesses.

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STEM Scale-Up evaluation informs STEM Council

While the 2014-2015 implementation of STEM Scale-Up Programs winds down, evaluators are winding up to capture effects across a thousand educators and one-hundred thousand youth.

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Hy-Vee hots teacher-extern, Cindy Percival

MVP for Iowa STEM: Hy-Vee, Inc.

Iowa STEM’s success in building a talented workforce pipeline is a credit, in part, to the strong support from Iowa’s business and industry sector. Whether through time, talent or treasures, the STEM Council’s corporate partners play a critical role in the sustainability of these efforts.

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The ties that bind Iowa STEM

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.

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Bill Gelhaus gets hands on during his Teacher Externship expirence.

Seeds of Teacher Externships sown in spring

The most valuable professional development experience they have ever had is how 93 percent of participants describe the STEM Council's Real World Externships for Teachers of mathematics, science and technology.

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Rachel Hurley

MVP for Iowa STEM: Rachel Hurley

Although her role outside the STEM Council has changed in the last few years, Rachel Hurley, an original member of the STEM Council, has not changed in her passion for Iowa STEM.

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New look for IowaSTEM.gov

Long a workhorse for the STEM Council, though nothing of a show horse, the venerable, albeit clunky, IowaSTEM.gov website received a makeover.

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Lewis Central Middle School students use STEM Scale-Up program, "Engineering is Elementary"

STEM Scale-Up program sets sail into year four

Nearly 3,000 educators throughout Iowa will take the lead on engaging more than 100,000 young learners with top STEM Scale-Up programs for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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The Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival in Waterloo

Regional STEM festivals sweep the state

Regional STEM managers and their regional advisory boards are hard at work, uniting schools, businesses, nonprofits, higher education institutions, out-of-school educators and entire communities in bringing family STEM festivals to towns and cities across Iowa.

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New pathway for partnerships: STEM Council's Seal of Approval

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council recently added a new recognition system to the Iowa STEM toolbox, referred to as the STEM Council's Seal of Approval, which recognizes the great STEM happening organically across Iowa.

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