Students working on computer

New STEM BEST Opportunity to Expand Career-Linked Learning

Re-envisioning recyclable materials into usable products, developing entrepreneurial skills through student-run storefronts, taking on leadership roles at community and live events, simulating advanced manufacturing and healthcare experience through school business partnerships.

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Scholarships for the RAPIL Program are now available through the STEM Council for professionals interested in teaching STEM.

STEM Council Helps Teacher Shortage Through RAPIL Scholarships

The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is helping to answer the demand for qualified teachers in high-demand fields.

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The STEM-LIfT Scholarship supports STEM teachers to sharpen their knowledge and skills in these swiftly moving fields.

Support in Place for Teachers to Pursue Latest High-Demand Skills

Job skills needed by school graduates are evolving rapidly; to thrive in today’s workplace graduates need to command basic skills in robotics, data management, programming, modern machining and others embedded in STEM education.

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The interactive STEM ReachMap features localized information about many STEM Council programs.

STEM Council Launches Interactive Program Map

With a mission of providing opportunities that inspire all of Iowa’s young people to become innovative, enterprising contributors to our future workforce and the quality of life in our communities, the STEM Council recently launched the STEM ReachMap.

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Waterloo Schools Executive Director of Professional Education Jeff Frost provides a tour of the Waterloo Career Center.

38 Schools to Advance Career-Linked Learning through STEM BEST H.D. Recognition

Thirty-eight school districts throughout Iowa have been recognized as STEM BEST H.D. (High Demand) models of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. This is the highest number of schools to be named as STEM BEST models since the program’s launch in 2014. STEM BEST H.D.

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Six Iowa teachers receive 2022 Iowa STEM Teacher Award.

Six Iowa Educators Recognized with 2022 Iowa STEM Teacher Award

The STEM Council is proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 Iowa STEM Teacher Award, sponsored by Kemin Industries.

Northwest Region

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Joni Ehm joins the STEM Council as the Southwest Iowa Regional STEM Manager.

Joni Ehm Joins STEM Team as Southwest Regional STEM Manager

The STEM Council recently welcomed Joni Ehm as the new Southwest Regional STEM Manager operating out of Southwestern Community College.

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Educators and students participated in STEM Day at the Capitol on February 9.

Exciting Innovations in Education Exhibited at STEM Day at the Capitol

STEM Council programming drives an interdisciplinary approach to STEM education that helps students develop technical and intellectual skills to make connections from the classroom to the world of work.

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The Iowa STEM Council assessment consists of independent evaluation consortium of the Regent Universities.

“If you don’t measure it, it’s as if it never happened”

Measurement is baked into the DNA of Iowa’s statewide STEM programming thanks to early insistence by STEM Council members to track and monitor effects. How else, they reasoned, would we know if we’re making a difference?

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Orbis Project Mentor Joel Fox of the Ankeny Schools shared about their STEM BEST Program at the STEM Advisory Council Meeting.

STEM as Workforce Development the Focus for Council Meeting 23

The STEM Advisory Council held its 23rd convening at the Urban Campus of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC).

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