The STEM Council welcomes Mauree Haage as the new North Central Regional STEM Manager operating out of Iowa State University. Starting in June, she will join five regional manager counterparts to effectively implement STEM programming, create connections and collaborate with community and business partners, educators and others to increase student interest and achievement in STEM education and careers.
Haage has been a science and computer science teacher for the past 10 years, most recently teaching at North Mahaska Junior and Senior High School. Haage has been a strong advocate for STEM Council programming, previously served as co-chair of the South Central Regional STEM Advisory Board, as well as on several state working groups advocating and providing recommendations for STEM, computer science education and computer science standards for Iowa youth. She has presented on various STEM topics at state and national conferences in addition to facilitating hands-on workshops for practicing teachers who want to learn more about STEM teaching methods throughout the Midwest and other states.
“I am passionate about introducing students and teachers to the world of STEM and firmly believe all students should have access to quality science education and opportunities,” said Haage.
Haage earned a Bachelor of Science in secondary science education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also earned a master’s degree in science education from University of Northern Iowa.
For more information about the six STEM regions, visit www.iowastem.org/regions.