Iowa businesses featured on STEM career billboards

M.A. Ford STEM Career Awareness billboard
Amber LeBarge with M.A. Ford, manufacturer of custom cutting tools headquartered in Davenport, is one of nine Iowans driving career inspiration along the highways this summer on billboards throughout Iowa.

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. Nine dynamic companies volunteered their inspirational employees to champion Iowa STEM’s first-ever career awareness billboard campaign now on display in 18 communities throughout the state.

Each corporate partner photographed their own employee and provided the image while Strategic America, Iowa STEM’s marketing partner, negotiated the donated billboard space, keeping the cost to Iowa STEM minimal. Highlighting the critical STEM occupations in their businesses from information technology to industrial manufacturing and bioscience to construction, the nine participating companies are:

  • Alliant Energy
  • DuPont Pioneer
  • ITC Midwest
  • Kemin Industries
  • M.A. Ford
  • POET
  • Principal
  • Rockwell Collins
  • The Weitz Company

If you see an Iowa STEM Career billboard in your area (see map and billboard designs), snap a photo and tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @IowaSTEM.