The National Mathematics and Science Initiative was formed to address one of this nation's greatest economic and intellectual threats—the declining number of students who are prepared to take rigorous college courses in mathematics and science and are equipped for careers in those fields.
The group promotes excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all by collaborating more than 60,000 teachers, administrators, scientists and business and industry leaders involved in and committed to science education.
Headquartered at the University of Northern Iowa, this center supports educational efforts that emphasize children's interest, experimentation, and cooperation while recognizing that children construct knowledge, intelligence, personality and morality through active engagement with physical and social environments.
The state's environmental laboratory tests water, air, soil and just about anything else that may affect the health of Iowans.
A report about the importance of STEM education for the future of economic development and workforce needs.