Nominations Open for I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award

I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award Nominations Open
Nominations for the 2019 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award are now being accepted through Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

Do you know a teacher doing outstanding work in the STEM fields? Show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2019 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award. Nominations are currently being accepted through Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

Sponsored by Kemin Industries, the award recognizes one full-time, licensed PreK-12 teacher from each of the six STEM regions across the state for their passion in motivating their students to develop a lasting interest in STEM, both in and out of the classroom. The six teachers selected will each receive an award of $1,500, with an additional $1,500 for their classroom.

The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and Kemin Industries are eager to begin the fifth year of recognizing outstanding Iowa STEM educators and hope to honor all recipients over the past five years in the spring of 2019. This fifth year also marks an exciting update to the nomination process with the addition of preschool educators as eligible recipients.

Anyone can nominate a teacher via through Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Once nominated, teachers will fill out an application to be assessed by a panel of judges who will select the six award recipients. Honorees will be announced in January 2019.

For more information about this award and the nomination process, visit