Map of Iowa

Teachers "...take the flavor of work back to their students" through Externships

Zoom in for a close-up look at Externships of the Governor's STEM Advisory Council and you will find a mathematics teacher committing six summer weeks to learn data analytics with the Intelligent Solutions Group at John Deere's Urbandale facility.

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Students participate in STEM activities at the Iowa State Fair

Nothing Compares to STEM Day at the Fair

Contributed by Madison Flesch, student assistant 

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Michelle Matchell, Ashlyn Thompson, Madison Flesch

Small, Yet Mighty: the STEM Council Student Staff

Contributed by Michelle Matchell, student assistant 

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Children learning ramps and pathways

Quiet of Summer Belies STEM Professional Development Panoply

In the heart of the dog days of summer, thousands of Iowa teachers are gearing up to bring top-drawer STEM education to their students this fall.

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Educators at Waukee Innovative Learning Center

Iowa's First-Ever STEM Professional Development Palooza

They came from all four corners of the state, representing elementary, middle and high school as well as college and out-of-school learning. All shared a common curiosity: how to amplify STEM in their classrooms and communities.

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Corporate partner logos

Corporate Partners Crucial to Reaching More Young Iowans

The key to building a stronger STEM workforce is to connect what students learn in the classroom to the STEM careers just beyond school walls.

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Fort Madison high school students

STEM BEST: Fort Madison High School

"Our community partners were reinforcing the idea that students needed to learn in a way consistent with the current world of work," said Greg Smith, principal at Fort Madison High School.

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Fast-Track Iowa's Future Conference is packed.

‘Fast-Track Iowa’s Future’ Conference a success

More than 550 community leaders from all sectors of Iowa assembled at the Events Center in Des Moines on June 21 to learn, develop and grow localized school-business partnerships with the goal of inspiring and preparing students for STEM careers.

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M.A. Ford STEM Career Awareness billboard

Iowa businesses featured on STEM career billboards

A family’s summer road trip across Iowa may just inspire the next aerospace engineer, botanist, industrial machinist, chemist or other high-demand STEM career professional thanks to the help of some of Iowa STEM’s Corporate Partners.

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DelCo BEST students talk with STEM BEST Partner

STEM BEST: DelCo BEST

STEM BEST® is a win-win-win. It creates projects for students to explore their passions. It opens doors for businesses to contribute to career awareness and shape the future workforce.

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