Over the past six years, the STEM Scale-Up Program has impacted the lives of more than 500,000 students through world-class STEM experiences. Each year, programs are selected after a rigorous review process for the upcoming academic year. The STEM Council’s Executive Committee approved ten programs to be part of the 2018-19 STEM Scale-Up Program menu.
Why should educators take part in the STEM Scale-Up Program?
- Students who participate in a STEM Scale-Up Program score higher in mathematics, science, and reading assessments.
- There is an increase in the proportion of Iowa’s students who are proficient in mathematics on standardized tests that most students in Iowa take annually.
- Educators who take part in the STEM Scale-Up Program have more confidence in teaching STEM topics.
- Students who participate in the STEM Scale-Up Program are more interested in STEM subjects, STEM careers and working in Iowa after graduation than students statewide.
The application period is now open for PreK-12, afterschool programs and other education programs to apply for the 2018-19 STEM Scale-Up Program menu. Educators can apply at www.IowaSTEM.gov/2018-19-Scale-Up-Application.
Award recipients for the 2018-19 STEM Scale-Up Program will be announced mid-April. Training for each respective program will begin this summer in order to be implemented in the fall.