Innovation Fund Application Opens September 4

Youth take part in STEM Scale-Up Program

A goal of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is to support research-based STEM education proven to promote, inspire and engage youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities and to introduce youth and their parents to careers through STEM. Read more about Innovation Fund Application Opens September 4

Educators Take Part in STEM Scale-Up Program Training

Training for Computer Science Principles

Hundreds of Iowa educators from across Iowa are taking part in STEM Scale-Up Program training for implementation of the programs this fall. Nearly 600 STEM Scale-Up Program applications were awarded, impacting nearly 100,000 students during the 2018-2019 academic year. Read more about Educators Take Part in STEM Scale-Up Program Training

Future Ready Iowa Regional Summits Announced

Future Ready Iowa

Registration opened earlier this month for nine Future Ready Iowa Regional Summits. The day-long events will offer the opportunity for education, business, economic development and community partners to collaborate and develop strategies for local workforce solutions. Read more about Future Ready Iowa Regional Summits Announced

STEM Scale-Up Program Drives Onward

STEM Scale-Up Program

The STEM Scale-Up Program offers high-quality educational programs focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics that have the ability to continue and grow throughout Iowa long after the initial award. There are many programs that have been on the STEM Scale-Up Program menu that have done just that. Read more about STEM Scale-Up Program Drives Onward

Executive Order Establishes Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning

Iowa Governor signed executive order number one

An Executive Order signed by Governor Kim Reynolds for the Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning will help expand student and business work-based learning opportunities. Read more about Executive Order Establishes Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning

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

Mary Trent to serve as northwest regional STEM manager

Mary Trent

Starting in mid-March, Mary Trent will serve as the northwest regional STEM manager headquartered at Iowa Lakes Community College (ILCC). Read more about Mary Trent to serve as northwest regional STEM manager

Five ways Iowa’s STEM Scale-Up Program works

Drop in to just about any school across Iowa this week and somebody’s bringing a world-class STEM experience to students through the five-year-old STEM Scale-Up Program initiative of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. Read more about Five ways Iowa’s STEM Scale-Up Program works

Putting STEM first in the FIRST Robotics Competition

FRC Team in West Delaware County Community School District

You might think it takes an Einstein-like mind to build a robot from scratch—or at least some years studying the craft. Yet, a program offered on the 2016-17 STEM Scale-Up Program menu is making it common for high school students to be the new, young minds behind these innovations. It’s called, “FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC).” Read more about Putting STEM first in the FIRST Robotics Competition