North Central Iowa Region

Iowa STEM Map - North Central Iowa STEM Region

The North Central Iowa STEM Region is a collaborative effort with Iowa State University. The North Central Region is able to use the strengths from the institution to help expand STEM into the communities served in North Central Iowa.

Paul Gibbins is the North Central Iowa STEM Regional Manager.
Contact Paul to learn more about STEM in North Central Iowa.

Iowa State University

1259 Stange Road
Ames, IA 50011-1001
Office Telephone: 515-294-0645
North Central Iowa STEM website:

The Regional Manager, Paul Gibbins, Iowa State University and North Central Iowa's Advisory Board, collaborate to identify, grow and create STEM programs that strengthen the North Central STEM region.

North Central Iowa’s Advisory Board Members:

  • Dr. Jose Amaya, Ames
  • Ms. Robin Anderson, Mason City
  • Ms. Emily Banks, McCallsburg
  • Mr. David Barajas, Marshalltown
  • Dr. Paul Bartelt, Forest City
  • Dr. John Bonner, Vincent
  • Dr. Douglas Jacobson, Ames
  • Mr. Ben Petty, Conrad
  • Mr. Richard Ritter III, Marshalltown
  • Ms. Corey Rogers, Waterloo
  • Dr. Kathy Rogotzke, Charles City
  • Ms. Sarah Rosenblum, Marshalltown
  • Ms. Camille Sloan Schroeder, Boone
  • Ms. Jan Westrum, Boone
  • Mr. Richard Wrage, Boone
Paul Gibbins

About Paul Gibbins, M.L.A.

Paul Gibbins is the North Central Regional STEM Manager for the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and located at Iowa State University. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in mathematics and from Baker University with an M.L.A. in education, Paul worked for 19 years as a high school mathematics teacher, 12 of which were in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. During that time, he took on adjunct professor roles for mathematics at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas, and then at Central College in Pella, Iowa, where he also served as the college’s assistant director of the Upward Bound Math and Science program. Before his role as a regional STEM manager, Paul worked as a high school mathematics teacher at Ankeny High School.