The Teach Iowa Scholar Program provides qualified first-year Iowa teachers with awards of up to $4,000 a year, for a maximum of five years, for teaching in Iowa schools in designated shortage areas.
Keep in mind that STEM careers can be mistakenly thought of as boring or not feminine or female-friendly. It's important to expose girls to as much as possible. This list breaks down activities and resources by age, targeted at bringing more girls into the world of STEM.
Whatever computer engineering degree they choose, students have three different learning modes to explore. Campus-based programs require students to spend a majority of their “learning hours” in the classroom working with peers and professors. Online programs use a completely remote model in which assignments can be submitted over the web. Students interact with others through chat platforms and converse with professors via email. Hybrid programs serve as the third option. They incorporate web-based coursework with campus-based elements such as lab activities.
In December 2015, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad ordered state officials to begin developing a strategy that would better prepare the state in the event of a cyberattack. Career opportunities for cybersecurity professionals in Iowa range from state government agencies like the Iowa Information Security Office and the Iowa Department of Homeland Security, to private cybersecurity businesses like Armolon Corporation, to large Iowa corporations like A.Y. McDonald Manufacturing Company in Dubuque and McLeodUSA in Cedar Rapids.
Effective learning is interactive, not passive. Brilliant helps you master concepts in math, science, and engineering by solving fun, challenging problems. Brilliant brings together students, educators, professionals, olympiad champions, and enthusiasts from around the world. On a typical day, you'll find a 17-year old user from Minnesota posing a computer science problem to users from the UK, Serbia, India, Bangladesh, Peru, Hong Kong, Egypt, Greece, France, Netherlands, and the US, who solve the problem and submit solutions in 5 programming languages.
Located in Des Moines, the Botanical Garden engages students in fun, hands-on learning while exploring plants and growing their science skills. They offer interdisciplinary tours and programs aligned with Iowa Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and local curricula for grades pre-K to high school.
Located in Ely, the Eastern Iowa Observatory and Learning Center promotes the study of astronomy and related sciences through free and educational programs, presentations, guided observing sessions, and other special events.