The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council has long supported the interdisciplinary approach to STEM. This encourages STEM teaching and learning to be focused on the application of science, technology, engineering and mathematics while also interweaving the practice of collaboration, problem-solving, communication and critical thinking.
Combining real-world skills with STEM applications has proven to help prepare students for future careers, as well. These soft-skill lessons work seamlessly into STEM education and provide the foundation that will strengthen Iowa’s economic and workplace development.
Now, Iowa STEM wants to hear from you in a creative way to encourage thinking of STEM as more than just an acronym. Where do you see STEM in your world? Share photos and videos with a description of your STEM story on social media using the hashtag #STEMInYourWorld and engage with others online to see the real examples of STEM in our everyday lives.
Whether it’s in your classroom, at your dinner table or walking in the park, share with us where you see, use, practice and admire STEM! You may even find your pictures and stories as a part of the STEM in Your World campaign exhibit at STEM Day at the Iowa State Fair on August 19, 2018.