IowA STEM Corporate Partners

Corporate Partnerships Fuel STEM Growth Engine

Through various contributing partners, nearly $3 million was invested in Iowa STEM in 2017-2018. This remarkable support is deeply appreciated by the STEM Council, schools, students and communities who are impacted through partnerships and programming.

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Student working on Ramps and Pathways

Reflecting on 2018 STEM Council Programs

2018 brought many exciting programs, new projects and key milestones for the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. Here’s a brief reflection on STEM Council programs this past calendar year.

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Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council

New Members Appointed to Council

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is comprised of 50 members throughout Iowa, including leaders in education, business and industry, nonprofits and state and local government officials.

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Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council Meeting

STEM Advisory Council Guides Path Forward

Focused on enriching the lives of Iowans through STEM education, the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council met on November 20 at the FFA Enrichment Center on the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Ankeny Campus.

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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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