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NASA Astronaut Colonel Raja Chari shared future-ready guidance to Iowans at the 2022 Future Ready Iowa Summit in Des Moines.

Future Ready Iowa Summit - All Options on the Table

More than 600 Iowans registered for the 2022 Future Ready Iowa Summit – All Options on the Table to ask and to answer the most challenging questions facing our edu-nomic future.

“It’s our...

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The STEM BEST + HD Program application opens October 3.

Students to Develop High-Demand Skills with STEM BEST + HD Program

The application period is quickly approaching for the STEM BEST + HD (High-Demand) Program. Beginning October 3, public and non-public K-12 school districts and school buildings can submit an...

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31 STEM scholarships were awarded this fall for the RAPIL Program and STEM Latest Information for Teachers (LIfT).

STEM Scholarships Support High-Quality STEM Education

Two scholarship opportunities are available to maintain high-quality STEM education in Iowa. The Regents Alternative Pathway to Intern Licensure (RAPIL) Scholarship is offered to professionals...

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Spencer High School STEM BEST Program students travel to local work sites with high-demand jobs.

Three Work-Based Learning Plans to Serve as Statewide Models

Career-linked learning, also known as work-based learning (WBL), is an effective tool for educators to link what is taught in the classroom to what is needed to thrive as employees and...

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Results of an annual random survey of adult Iowans conducted by the UNI Center for Social

STEM Council Impacts Last Year: Progress, Challenges

The annual evaluation report of Iowa’s STEM Council for last year, 2020-2021, is now available. The following are some of the key findings within. These data and metrics come principally through...

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022-2023 Iowa STEM Teacher Award.

Nomination Period Opens for Recognizing Outstanding STEM Teachers

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is again partnering with Kemin Industries for the ninth year of the Iowa...

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Fairgoers flooded the Grand Concourse to participate in hands-on STEM activities during STEM Day at the Fair.

STEM Activities Engage Families at Iowa State Fair

From traditional fair experiences of farm animals, food on a stick and talent shows to innovative STEM activities including robots, virtual reality tennis and aquaponics, the 2022 STEM Day at the...

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The STEM Council and Iowa Authentic Learning Network are partnering to offer a network for work-based learning.

STEM Council and Iowa Authentic Learning Network (Iowa ALN) Team-Up on Career-Linked Learning

The STEM Advisory Council and Iowa Authentic Learning Network will be partnering to provide monthly Digital Network Parties to bring together preschool through grade 12 educators and practitioners...

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Iowa educators prepare DNA samples for testing for the gene that determines how their taste buds sense cilantro.

K-12 STEM Excellence Begins in Summer

Two thousand Iowa educators have fanned out across the state in small groups this summer to get better at teaching STEM. From Sukup Hall at Iowa State University to Cline Hall at Drake, from...

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