A young engineer at Accumold, a chemist at Wells Blue Bunny, an entomologist at DuPont Pioneer and a programmer at Acieta may be the next great ambassadors for Iowa STEM.
Each is featured conveying the excitement of her or his STEM career in a recently launched series of videos called, “Iowa STEM Careers,” that show how STEM concepts in the classroom connect to the great jobs across Iowa. These first four, in what hopefully becomes a library of windows-into-the-workplace vignettes, were carefully chosen to kick off the project because of their cross-sectional representation of the state’s business and industry landscape—from small to large businesses, rural to urban communities and manufacturing to robotic programming and even, taste-testing!
As Iowa’s “edu-nomic development” effort, Iowa STEM works to not only ensure a world-class STEM education for all Iowans but to also send those freshly-minted, STEM-literate minds to fill the thirsty talent pipeline that awaits them in Iowa.
The Iowa STEM Career video series joins our Iowa STEM Teacher Externships program and our STEM BEST® model as another great tool the STEM Council has created to equip the education system to bridge worlds with Iowa’s business and industry.
We are grateful to the following four companies who opened their doors to our crew in partnership with Strategic America to develop the videos below:
DuPont Pioneer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39Zhd6Ab4uk
Wells Blue Bunny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8Gpa67i-f4
If you use these videos to enlighten youth in your charge, please let us know so that we can document usage and get your feedback. If your business would like to partner with us to develop your own Iowa STEM Career video, please contact Carrie Rankin, assistant director for development, at Rankin@IowaSTEM.gov.