Get involved in Fall STEM Festivals

STEM Festival

As the temperatures begin to get cooler, warm up the mind with hands-on STEM activities for the entire family. Fall STEM Festivals are held in multiple communities throughout each of the six STEM regions. While each festival is unique, they all include educational and entertaining activities designed to increase interest in STEM. Read more about Get involved in Fall STEM Festivals

STEM Council Takes Part in Regional Summits

Future Ready Iowa Regional Summit

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is pleased to support the Future Ready Iowa Regional Summits taking place across Iowa this fall to help further the goal of preparing Iowa’s future workforce. Read more about STEM Council Takes Part in Regional Summits

STEM Day at the Fair was a Blue Ribbon Day

Child interacts with STEM Day at the Fair exhibit

While the Iowa State Fair caps the summer for many Iowans each year, STEM Day at the Iowa State Fair offered many exciting demonstrations and hands-on STEM activities to get students and families excited for the school year.

Held on August 19, STEM Day at the Fair featured 23 exhibiting partners, six stage acts and eight corporate sponsors. Read more about STEM Day at the Fair was a Blue Ribbon Day

Iowa STEM at the State-Federal STEM Education Summit

Jeff Weld moderates panel at State-Federal STEM Education Summit

A diverse group of more than 200 STEM leaders representing each state in the U.S. convened for the first-of-its-kind State-Federal STEM Education Summit hosted by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Read more about Iowa STEM at the State-Federal STEM Education Summit

Advanced Manufacturing Month Activities

Manufacturing Day logo

October brings an emphasis on the world of manufacturing and the quickly changing demands of that portion of the workforce. Technology and highly specialized skills have opened many new and interesting positions in the Iowa workforce. Elevate Iowa has partnered with businesses and training programs throughout the state to offer dozens of opportunities for visits during October. Read more about Advanced Manufacturing Month Activities

Nothing Compares to STEM Day at the Fair

Students participate in STEM activities at the Iowa State Fair

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Iowa's First-Ever STEM Professional Development Palooza

Educators at Waukee Innovative Learning Center

They came from all four corners of the state, representing elementary, middle and high school as well as college and out-of-school learning. All shared a common curiosity: how to amplify STEM in their classrooms and communities. Read more about Iowa's First-Ever STEM Professional Development Palooza

‘Fast-Track Iowa’s Future’ Conference a success

Fast-Track Iowa's Future Conference is packed.

More than 550 community leaders from all sectors of Iowa assembled at the Events Center in Des Moines on June 21 to learn, develop and grow localized school-business partnerships with the goal of inspiring and preparing students for STEM careers. Read more about ‘Fast-Track Iowa’s Future’ Conference a success

Iowa well-represented at international FIRST® Championship

FIRST Tech Challenge teams compete at FIRST Championship in St. Louis.

The ultimate goal for some 52,000 teams participating in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) across the globe from 86 countries is navigating the qualifying pathway to reach the FIRST Championship held in St. Louis last month. Read more about Iowa well-represented at international FIRST® Championship

STEM Prominent in Scaling Work-Based Learning

Photo of NGA core team

Since late 2015, a core team of Iowans representing a broad spectrum of agencies has been working in concert with peers in five other states to scale work-based learning (WBL) in high-demand fields. Read more about STEM Prominent in Scaling Work-Based Learning